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Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an Application Form or an Expression of Interest Form
(SCHOOL ROLL NUMBER : 17993R)
Dear Parents / Guardians,
With Term 3 already here, there are so many wonderful things happening and planned, in Glasheen Boys’ School! Even more exciting times ahead.
Each morning, we look forward 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.
Michael Daly (Principal)
Please Read Below for Details of:
Applications for Places in our School,
Email Addresses for each class level,
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.
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 ‘email@example.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 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:
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If you need to contact the office, as always, you can Email: email@example.com.
4. 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.
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. O’Callaghan) & 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
|Mr. T. O’Neill Mr. Marshall||6th Class 6th Class||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
|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.
End of School Day
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:
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 will be 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. Anybody returning from overseas, must not attend school, for 2 weeks (public health advice).
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.