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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE  (Last Updated 29th October 2020) PLEASE READ:            

Dear Parents / Guardians, A very warm welcome to you all. Here is some Helpful Information & Important Things to  Remember

1. APPLICATIONS FOR GLASHEEN BOYS’ SCHOOL IN 2021 –   The Admissions Notice & Admissions Policy for Glasheen BNS 2021 are published in the Policy section of this website. Applications for admission in 2021 are being accepted from 1st – 31st October 2020. We already have many applications, so all those on our list are being contacted and invited to re-apply. Places will be allocated based on the criteria in our Admissions policy and applicants will be notified by 21st November 2020. Offers must be accepted by 30th November 2020. Please download the 2021 Application Form on this website.

2. CLASS EMAIL ADDRESSES – To facilitate communication, there are email addresses for all class levels. 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 

3. GOOGLE CLASSROOM – All classes will be using Google Classroom. 4th – 6th Classes are already up and running, doing much (or all) of their homework, through Google Classroom. All other classes are circulating newly created pupil email addresses to parents. All classes will be using Google Classroom, for various activities. Cairde Class is using the ‘SeeSaw’ learning platform. 

4. APPLICATIONS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2021 – In keeping with new procedures, applications for secondary schools are accepted from 1st October 2020 (but not before that date). Closing dates depend on the individual school but there is normally a period of 3 – 5 weeks, depending on the school. Applications MUST be sent directly to the relevant secondary school and MUST be submitted before the deadline. If you need any help, please contact the class teacher, the principal, or our Home School Liaison Teacher. We have sent out information to parents by email and are have been happy to support parents, by telephone or email contacts, in the coming weeks. If needed for the application form, the school roll number for our school is 17993R.
 
5.  COMMUNICATING WITH SCHOOL – As well as Email Addresses for each class level, if you need to contact the office you can Telephone: 021-4544750 or Email: office@glasheenboys.com . If you need to call to the office, we now have an External Window, directly to the school office, with a buzzer, meaning that parents & other adults can contact the office, without entering the school building. These are all measures to keep everyone safe. Thank You.

6. ONLINE PAYMENTS for school expenses and Book Rental are now up and running through Databiz, our school’s administration system. This is for the convenience and safety of all, at this time. Parents / Guardians from Senior Infants to 6th Class should have received an email from Databiz, explaining how to go about paying. We have made the School Expenses (photocopying, 24 hour insurance etc.), as well as Book Rental, as one payment.

7. NEW PUPILS SEEKING TO JOIN SENIOR INFANTS – 6TH CLASS, BETWEEN NOW & AUTUMN 2021 – Any parents seeking places for their son/s in other classes, please email ‘office@glasheenboys.com‘. We will respond, by return and be happy to answer any questions you may have about the 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 only have very limited availability, in most classes.

8. SELF-ISOLATING – If returning or arriving from overseas, please remember the need to self isolate. 

23/10/2020

On behalf of everyone in Glasheen Boys’ School, I would like to thank all of our parents and guardians for their support and co-operation since we reopened in August. Thank you also for all the wonderful calls and emails of gratitude, which mean so, so much. We are very proud of how everyone has worked so hard to make things normal and fun, in extraordinary times. Keep up the brilliant work, have a great mid-term break and we’ll look forward to seeing all the boys again when we reopen on Monday 2nd November. Keep safe.         A Few Reminders:

1. When bringing children to school, please try to park and stride, rather than parking directly in front of the school gate, or in disabled parking spots. The area in front of the entrance gate is intended for pedestrians, or those waiting to collect children.
 
2. Please do not stop your car in the middle of the road to drop your child/children out. This is extremely unsafe and causes traffic hold ups behind, stretching back down the hill, to the Glasheen Road.
 
3. Please wear a mask if you need to enter the school grounds, for the safety of all.
 
4. If waiting on a test result, please follow medical advice and do not attend school until it is safe to do so and the result is confirmed as negative.
 

5. Finally, to keep everyone safe, please remember to socially distance while waiting to collect children.   Thank you all, once again for your amazing work, as we really appreciate everything you are doing.  Thanks also for all of the positive feedback. Most importantly of all, we are hugely proud of each and every one of our boys.

Keep safe.

Sincerely,         Michael Daly.  
 

 

Michael Daly