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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGEHELPFUL NEWS  (Last updated July 2022)

(SCHOOL ROLL NUMBER : 17993R)

Dear Parents / Guardians,

As another great school year has ended, there are so many wonderful things happening and planned, in Glasheen Boys’ School! Even more exciting times ahead.

From 30th August 2022, we look forward, again, to welcoming our boys to school, to see the many smiling faces. We want all of our boys to be happy & safe. That is our priority, here in Glasheen.

We have very strong demand for places in Glasheen BNS, so if you, or a friend, is seeking a place for autumn 2022, be sure to get in touch, as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment. 

We are planning to reinstate our Homework Clubs and Afterschool Clubs from September 2022.

You will find lots of helpful information on our website but if we can be of any further help, be sure to get in touch.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer break and we will look forward to welcoming you back, along with many students who are new to the school. on 30th August 2022. 

Sincerely,

Michael Daly (Principal)

Please Read Below for Details of:

Applications for Places in our School,

Email Addresses for each class level,

Class Teachers for 2022 2023

Class Levels in Ireland & the UK,

School Covid Plan (Updated)

1.   JUNIOR INFANT APPLICATIONS FOR GLASHEEN BOYS’ SCHOOL IN 2022 –   

The 2022 Application Form is available from the school office or can be emailed to you. We are saving just a few places for late applications, later in the school year, so if you have not already applied, please do so, as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment, as we will have a waiting list for some classes.

If you are interested in a place for 2023, 2024, 2025 or 2026, you can request an ‘Expression of Interest Form’ and return it to us. The Admissions Policies for Mainstream & our ASD Class are available in the Policy section of this website. 

2. NEW PUPILS SEEKING TO JOIN SENIOR INFANTS – 6TH CLASS – Any parents seeking places for their son/s in other classes, in 2022, please email ‘office@glasheenboys.com‘. We will respond, promptly and be happy to answer any questions you may have, about the many, many benefits of attending our school. If you have a friend, or relative, seeking a place for their son, please advise them to contact the school without delay, as we have strong demand but limited availability, in most classes.

3. CLASS TEACHERS FOR 2022 2023

Our two Junior Infants teachers are Mrs. Starkie & Ms. Ní Mhurchú, who will be in the two Junior Infant rooms.

Senior Infants: Mrs. Starkie’s Junior Infants will be with Ms. Clayton, midway down the Junior Corridor, in Senior Infants.

Ms. O’Sullivan’s Junior Infants will be with Ms. Costelloe, midway down the Junior Corridor, in Senior Infants.

1st Class: Ms. Clayton’s Senior Infants will be with Ms. O’Callaghan in 1st Class, in the first room in the Junior Corridor.

Ms. Costelloe’s Senior Infants will be with Mr. McGregor in 1st Class, in the second room in the Junior Corridor.

2nd Class: Mrs. Austin’s 1st Class will be with Mr. D. O’Callaghan in 2nd Class, downstairs in the Two Storey Building, near the office.

Ms. O’Callaghan’s 1st Class will be with Ms. Cadogan in 2nd Class, Downstairs in the Two Storey Building, near the office.

Mr. McGregor’s 1st Class will be with Mrs. Austin in 2nd Class, Downstairs in the Two Storey Building, near the office.

3rd Class: Ms. Buttimer’s 2nd Class will be with Ms. Horgan in 3rd Class, upstairs in the Two Storey Building.

Mr. McLoughlin’s 2nd Class will be with Ms. O’Leary in 3rd Class, Upstairs in the Two Storey Building.

4th Class: Ms. Jordan’s 3rd Class will be with Mr. McLoughlin in 4th Class, in the last classroom in the middle building, around the corner from the Junior Infant rooms. 

Ms. O’Leary’s 3rd Class will be with Mr. P. O’Neill in 4th Class, in the Senior Building.

Ms. Horgan’s 3rd Class will be with Mr. Sands in 4th Class, Upstairs in the Two Storey Building. 

5th Class: Mr. D. O’Callaghan’s 4th Class will be with Ms. Byrne in 5th Class, in the Senior Building.

Mr. Sands’ 4th Class will be with Ms. Constant in 5th Class, in the Senior Building. 

6th Class: Mr. P. O’Neill’s 5th Class will be with Mr. T. O’Neill in 6th Class, in the Senior Building.

Ms. Byrnes 5th Class will be with Mr. Marshall in 6th Class, in the Senior Building.

Cairde: Ms. Moloney will continue as teacher of Cairde.

4. CLASS EMAIL ADDRESSES – To facilitate communication, there are email addresses for all class levels (during the school year). Please bear in mind that teachers are teaching during the day, so the email addresses will not be monitored, at all times. The addresses are:

juniorinfant_teachers@glasheenboys.com    seniorinfant_teachers@glasheenboys.com    firstclass_teachers@glasheenboys.com secondclass_teachers@glasheenboys.com thirdclass_teachers@glasheenboys.com fourthclass_teachers@glasheenboys.com fifthclass_teachers@glasheenboys.com sixthclass_teachers@glasheenboys.com cairdeclass_teacher@glasheenboys.com 

If you need to contact the office, as always, you can Email: office@glasheenboys.com.

5. CLASS LEVELS IN IRELAND & THE UK – Some times when families arrive from overseas, the names of different class levels can cause confusion, as they have different names in Ireland, to those in the UK, the system that many countries follow.

In Ireland, children first attend Preschool, for one or two years. After that, when they start here in primary school, their first year is called Junior Infants (which is Reception in the UK, which is the first year in primary school). The next year we call Senior Infants, which is Year 1 in the UK. Then it’s 1st Class, which is Year 2 in the UK, or their 3rd year in primary school, not the first). Then 2nd Class, which is Year 3 in the UK, or their 4th year in primary school). This is followed by 3rd Class (Year 4 in the UK), then 4th Class (Year 5 in the UK), then 5th Class (Year 6 in the UK) and after that, 6th Class (Year 7 in the UK). I hope this helps to explain the names of the classes in Ireland. 

GLASHEEN BNS COVID PLAN (Slightly Updated April 2022) – PLEASE READ

Although many mandatory precautions were in place, that are now optional, our aim is to keep everyone safe, so we will continue, for now, with many of our safety precautions.

  • The school is split into 2 groups with each group having different break times and lunch times.
  • The day will include 2 x 20 minute breaks.
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be available at all entry points and in all class and support rooms.
  • Children will come to school with their hands washed. Sanitation will occur on entry to the school, after each yard break and before the boys go home.  Children will also wash their hands before they eat. All surfaces will be cleaned daily and a special deep cleaning that lasts 30 days will take place every month.
  • We have already purchased some portable filter machines.
  • Where possible, parents will encourage children to walk or Park & Stride to school to minimise the number of adults around the school. Ideally, in the case of children in middle or older classes, a designated meeting point should be arranged nearby but not at the gate of the school. You could, for example, meet your son at Lima Lawn, Glendale, Clashduv, or one of the other areas on your route.
  • Pedestrian Gates will remain closed until 8.30 a.m.. Classes do not start until 8.50 a.m., so once pupils arrive, they will be directed to their classroom.

 

Key to Entrances & Exits

Entrance and Exit Points           Letter
Main Entrance to Junior Building, Opposite Stepped Entrance (Junior Infants, Senior Infants & 1st Classes)            A
Link Corridor Entrance to Senior Building /New Building                         (6th Classes, 5th Classes, 4th Class (Mr. P.O’Neill) & Cairde)                B  
Entrance to Two Storey Building Near School Office   (2nd Classes, 3rd Classes, 4th Class (Mr. Sands)              C

 

Entrance Points for Specific Classes:

Teacher Class Entrance & Exit Point
Ms. C. O’Sullivan Junior Infants A (only group of adults allowed into the yard, 1 adult per child)
Mrs. Starkie Junior Infants A (only group of adults allowed into the yard, 1 adult per child)
Ms. Costelloe   &                       Ms. Clayton Senior Infants A (Pupils enter on arrival. They are directed straight to class by supervising staff, where class starts at 8.50 a.m.)
Mrs. Austin, Ms. O’Callaghan & Mr. McGregor 1st Class                    

 

 

 

 

 

A (Parents to stay outside school grounds, pupils are directed straight to their classroom by supervising staff)
Ms. Buttimer 2nd Class          C
Mr. McLoughlin 2nd Class          C
Ms. Horgan (Upstairs) 3rd Class          C
Ms. Jordan (Upstairs) 3rd Class          C
Ms. O’Leary (Upstairs) 3rd Class          C
Mr. Sands 4th Class          C
Mr. D. O’Callaghan 4th Class          B
Mr. P. O’Neill                        Ms. N. Byrne 5th Class                   

5th Class

         B
Mr. T. O’Neill                        Mr. Marshall 6th Class                        6th Class            B
Ms. Moloney Cairde           B

 

Exit Points for Specific Classes

Teacher Class Entrance & Exit Point
Ms. C. O’Sullivan                     Mrs. C. Starkie           Junior Infants              HOME TIME: 13.20 A (Infant parents are the only group of adults allowed into the yard, one adult per child). Parent lines up socially distantly at points marked A, B, C.
     
Ms. Clayton & Ms. Costelloe Senior Infants              HOME TIME: 13.30 A    (Infant parents are the only group of adults allowed into the yard, one adult per child). Parent lines up socially distantly at points marked A, B, C
     
Mrs. Austin                      Mr. McGregor & Ms. Ms. O’Callaghan 1st  Class                      

  HOME TIME: 14.20

A     (Parents to stay outside the gate, pupils will line up along the path until they see parent)
     
Mr. McLoughlin      & Ms. Buttimer                   (Downstairs)        2nd Class                 HOME TIME 14.25 C     (Parents to stay outside the gate, pupils will line up along the path until they see parent)
     
Ms. Jordan (Upstairs)    Ms.Horgan (Upstairs) Ms.O’Leary (Upstairs)              3rd Class                                

HOME TIME 14.30                  

    C                        C
Mr. Sands (Downstairs) 4th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 C
Mr. O’Callaghan 4th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Mr. P. O’Neill 5th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Ms. Byrne 5th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Mr. T. O’Neill 6th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Mr. Marshall 6th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Ms. Moloney Cairde          HOME TIME 14.20 B
       

Each class should go directly to their classroom.

  • Staff members will be on hand to meet and greet pupils when they arrive.
  • No adults, other than staff members, should enter the building.
  • Messages for teachers can preferably be sent to the class email addresses for each class level, which are on the school website. Urgent messages can be left on the school answering machine. The office email can also be used but please bear in mind that this is not always suitable for very urgent messages.

End of School Day

  • Adults, who are collecting their children from school at the end of the day, should wait in a socially distant manner outside the school grounds, near the gate from which their son will exit.
  • When the school day for that class is over, the following arrangements will apply –
    • Junior Infants – 2nd Class – the class teacher will bring the children to their designated entrance/exit point and will release the children into the care of the adult who is there to collect them.
    • 3rd – 6th Class – the class teacher will lead each class to the exit point.

 

Collection of Children during the School Day

 Collections during the school day must only be in exceptional circumstances. This is for safety reasons. If an adult has to collect a child during the course of the school day, this is the procedure:

  • A message or email should be sent to the class teacher the previous day indicating the reason for collection, as well as the time.
  • When the adult arrives at the school, they should phone the office.
  • The child will be brought from their class to the adult by a member of staff.
  • No adult should enter the school building, unless invited to do so.
  • If a pupil must attend an out of school appointment, during the school day, we would ask that for safety reasons, the pupil would not return again to school, on that day

Hot School Lunches – Were introduced for all classes. Only pupils who have already completed their menu choices are included. If you are new to the school, you can only fill out your menu, after you have started. If your son wishes to join the scheme, he will be included from the Monday after his order is submitted. Meanwhile, he should bring his own lunch. 

 

P.E.     P.E. will take place outdoors and use of equipment will be confined to the sets that have been distributed to class groupings. We will be doing the Glasheen Mile and as our building is now completed, we will have far more outdoor spaces to enjoy for physical exercise. We are also intending to have our raised beds & polytunnel reinstated, for more outdoor activity.

Extra-curricular Activities/After School Classes

 For safety reasons, After School Classes & Homework Clubs, remain deferred for now.  This decision will be reviewed and further updates will be provided, depending on public health advice for 2022/2023.

Particular points to Note:   

School with start at 8.50 a.m. and pupils will go straight to their classrooms. Once pupils enter the school grounds, they will need to go directly to their classrooms. Health advice is that parents Drop & Go. School Gates will not be opened early, like before.

 

Please Keep to the Left on corridors, stairs and pathways.

It is important that pupils who are able to, Walk or Park & Stride‘, to avoid unnecessary traffic congestion on School Avenue.

 

Break times are staggered and there will be a slight staggering of finishing times also, at the end of the day. It is important that your son is collected at the appointed time. Parking & striding at collection time is the best thing to do to avoid severe congestion and delays on School Avenue.

 

For the safety of all, if anyone is unwell, they must NOT attend school. 

 

For safety reasons, unscheduled visits to the school office cannot take place. If you need to contact the school, please do so by email or telephone and we will get back to you, as soon as possible. Hand delivered items may be posted in the letterbox on the railings at the front of the school.

 

Collection of pupils, from school, during the school day, should be kept to emergencies only. If you need to collect your son early, please email on the night before, with an exact time of collection, so your son can be ready at the appointed time and we have a record of the collection.

 

Keep safe.            Sincerely,         Michael Daly.  

 

 

Michael Daly