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SCHOOL LOCATION, SCHOOL ADDRESS, SCHOOL CONTACTS, CHILD SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS, BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, SCHOOL UNIFORMS, TRACKSUITS, SCHOOL TIMES, BREAK TIMES, HOMEWORK CLUB, AFTERSCHOOL CLUBS & EXTRA CURRICULARS, CLASS LEVELS IN IRELAND & THE UK, AFTER SCHOOL MINDING SERVICE, PRESCHOOLS, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, SCHOOL LUNCHES, BOOK RENTAL, INITIATIVES, ACHIEVEMENTS, STUDENTS’ COUNCIL, COMMUNICATION, VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK), STANDARDISED TEST SCORES.
Our SCHOOL LOCATION is ideal, as it is convenient to many of the western and southern suburbs of Cork City. It is within very easy walking distance of U.C.C., Bon Secours & Cork University Hospitals, Wilton Shopping Centre and indeed the City Centre, so we attract pupils from far and near. We are close to the South Link Road and for those seeking public transport, there is also a good selection bus routes, making our school accessible from all around the city. (Scroll down to see details of Public Transport or Click on the ‘CONTACT‘ tab, at the top of the ‘Home’ page, to find a Detailed Map of our location). School Roll Number is 17993R
Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál B,
Glasheen Boys’ School,
School Avenue, Glasheen, Cork. (Eircode: T12 Y5WX)
SCHOOL CONTACTS :
TELEPHONE: 00 353 21 4544750
TIM O’NEILL (PRINCIPAL)
JOHN MARSHALL (DEPUTY PRINCIPAL)
SHEILA MACILWRAITH (SCHOOL SECRETARY)
TARA LEEN (HOME SCHOOL COMMUNITY LIAISON TEACHER) – (086) 3998613 HSCL@glasheenboys.com
SCHOOL AFTERCARE (LILLIAN) (087) 6538385 Email: email@example.com
CHILD SAFEGUARDING CONTACTS:
TIM O’NEILL (DESIGNATED LIAISON PERSON)
JOHN MARSHALL (DEPUTY DESIGNATED LIAISON PERSON)
(Please refer to our school’s Child Safeguarding Statement, which is available in the school foyer, each classroom and in the ‘Policy’ section of our school website).
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT (2019 – 2023):
MÁIRE CALNAN (CHAIRPERSON / PATRON’S NOMINEE)
EITHNE HUNT (PATRON’S NOMINEE)
TIM O’NEILL (PRINCIPAL / RECORDING SECRETARY)
FIONNUALA O’SULLIVAN (PARENTS’ NOMINEE)
STEPHEN BYRNE (PARENTS’ NOMINEE)
CAROL CONSTANT (TEACHERS’ NOMINEE)
LUCY DIGGIN (WIDER COMMUNITY NOMINEE / TREASURER)
AISLING PARKES (WIDER COMMUNITY NOMINEE)
SCHOOL UNIFORM SUPPLIER: (Senior Infants – 6th Class) Tom Murphy, 58 Patrick Street, Cork. Tel. 021-4272401 & Laura’s School Wear, Unit C1 Dosco Business park, South Douglas Road, Cork. Tel. 021-4368210
(Navy Blue Jumper with School Crest, Sky Blue Shirt, Dark Grey Trousers, Royal
Blue Tie with Light Grey Stripes). (A limited stock of slightly used & freshly laundered uniforms may sometimes be available in the school).
SCHOOL TRACKSUIT SUPPLIER: (Junior Infants – 6th Class) Laura’s School Wear, Unit C1 Dosco Business park, South Douglas Road, Cork. Tel. 021-4368210 & Tom Murphy, 58 Patrick Street, Cork. Tel. 021-4272401 . (A limited stock of School Tracksuits may sometimes be available in the school).
SCHOOL TIMES: 8.50 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. (Junior Infants at 1.20 p.m. & Senior Infants finish at 1.30 p.m.) (Supervision starts from 8.30 a.m. on school mornings).
BREAK TIMES: 10.40 – 11.00 a.m. (Juniors – 2nd Class) & 11.00 – 11.20 a.m. (3rd – 6th Class) and 12.20 p.m. – 12.40 p.m. (Juniors – 2nd Class) & 12.40 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. (3rd – 6th Class).
Every Monday – Thursday from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.
AFTERSCHOOL MINDING SERVICE: Aftercare is available in Glasheen Boys’ School. For all information and enquiries, please contact Lillian on 087 – 6538385. If calling from overseas, that is 00 353 87 6538385. To email the aftercare team it’s : firstname.lastname@example.org
U.C.C. Creche (Creche Cois Laoi) (Call 021 – 4901607) or Email: email@example.com is also just 250 metres away, Nurture Childcare, Western Road is just a little further, (Call 021 – 4544080) while there are also many private childminders in the area.
AFTERSCHOOL & IN-SCHOOL EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (EVERY DAY): Parents are informed, once these are organised & ready to get underway. After school, as well as our Homework Clubs (Monday – Thursday), we normally have a very successful Lego / STEAM Club, Acrylic Art Classes, Krafty Kids Club, Drama, Science Club, Active Body Active Mind, Fretwork Club, Guitar Lessons, Speech & Drama, French, City School of Music Classes and Be Active After School Programme (1st Class). There are activities, every evening, Monday – Friday, from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.
Other Extra Curriculars include Quizzes, School Band, School Choir, Tennis, Cricket, Football, Hurling, Soccer, Athletics, Swimming, Robotics.
Our school also runs Fun Holiday Camps, for boys and girls, in July, Halloween & Easter, each year.
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 situation.
We work closely with several excellent preschools in our locality. These include:
All Stars, Morning Star, Ballyphehane (Tel. 087 1010457) (Newly Opened).
UCC Creche, Creche Cois Laoi (Tel: 021-4901606, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org);
Chalet Montessori School, The Lough (Tel: 086-1522713, 021- 4274491. Email: email@example.com.
Model Farm Road Montessori (Tel: 021-4545144, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org);
Nurture Western Road (Tel: 021-4544080, Email: email@example.com);
Tír na nÍontas, Westbury Wilton, (Tel: 021-4343296);
Líos na nÓg Creche, Coláiste an Stíofáin Naofa (Tel: 021-2067621, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Barr an Cnoic Montessori, Maryville, Friar’s Walk (Tel: 021-4321322)
Togher Family Centre, 6 Maglin Grove, Togher. (Tel: 021-4316766 or 021-4321720)
An Cliabhán, Lower Friars Walk, Ballyphehane. (Tel: 021-4319085 or 087-2751025)
Horizons Montessori (Tel: 021-4546992);
Hopscotch Montessori, Bishopstown (Tel: 021-4663000, Email: email@example.com).
(These are just some of the local preschools but if you would like us to include the contact details of any other preschools, please let us know).
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: While we are in a very convenient location,for those seeking public transport, we are also on the 216 Bus Route (Glasheen Road), as well as being convenient to the 205 Bus Route (College Road), 208Bus Route (Western Road), the recently introduced 220 Bus Route, which travels all the way from Crosshaven to Ovens, with 60 stops along the route, including stops nearby Glasheen at Victoria Cross & Dennehy’s Cross. Finally, the 219 Southern Orbital Bus Route, all of which make us accessible from several other parts of the city, by public transport.
SCHOOL LUNCHES:Being a Health Promoting School, we are delighted to be able to offer healthy lunches to all of our pupils (Choice of Hot Lunches). The service is optional & free of charge.
BOOK RENTAL: We operate a Book Rental service.
SCHOOL SHOP: For the convenience of pupils, they can buy copies, pencils, pens and other stationery items, in the school shop, which is located in the school office.
SCHOOL INITIATIVES: As well as having excellent facilities, we offer several additional opportunities to our boys which include, Station Teaching, Team Teaching, Aistear, Reading Recovery, Ready Set Go Maths, In-Class Support, Fine Motor, Gross Motor & Social Initiatives, as well as EAL Language Support. We also have Friday Adventures (weather permitting) where the boys get the opportunity of getting out & about to the many places of interest, nearby. The Glasheen Mile is also a big hit and was featured on RTE News.
Glasheen Boys’ School was chosen as the partner school with UCC to launch ‘VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES’ as a teaching method. This is an amazing opportunity for our boys and will be of huge benefit to them for years to come.
SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS: In 2023, our school has 7 GREEN FLAGS & the AMBER FLAG (2022/23) for Mental Health & Wellbeing. Glasheen Boys’ School also has an ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG, DIGITAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE STATUS, HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL STATUS, SCIENCE & MATHS AWARD WINNERS, YELLOW FLAG and EUROPEAN BLUE FLAG. Our boys were recent F.A.I INTERSCHOOL SOCCER CHAMPIONS of Cork City & County. Glasheen Boys’ School is enjoying wonderful successes in ATHLETICS, TUG-OF-WAR, FOOTBALL, HURLING, SOCCER and the Interschools PORT OF CORK competition. Glasheen Boys’ School is also the reigning, INTERSCHOOLS CHAMPION SCHOOL in both CHESS (2020 & 2021) & CRICKET. Our boys were chosen to represent Ireland in the World Food Day Video presentation in autumn 2021.
We have a magnificent new building, with all other rooms fully renovated. We have the most modern ICT & interactive large screen televisions in all classrooms, as well as comfortable, modern school furniture, throughout the school. Most importantly of all, we are blessed with a wonderful staff, who are looking forward to welcoming your son/s to our school.
More great things planned for 2022 and beyond with outdoor areas, raised planting beds and the reinstatement of our polytunnel.
COMMUNICATION: We place a strong emphasis on effective Communication between Home & School. We send our Information Letters to each class level at the start of every school year. Parent / Teacher Meetings are held each year, with Progress Reports also being issued every June. The principal also sends out regular Emails to all parents & specific classes, through Databiz. We publish an annual Board of Management Report for all of our school community. There are External & Internal Notice Boards, throughout the school. Our Home School Liaison Teacher also works very closely with parents and offers courses and to parents, during the year. We also use this School Website, Text-a-parent, Twitter & Facebook , to alert parents of school events and activities. Our School Website is constantly kept up to date, to ensure that all members of our school community are well-informed. There are also Class Emails, through which parents and teachers can maintain positive contact.
Our Students’ Council comprises of 8 of our senior pupils, four from 5th Class and four from 6th Class. We have regular meetings and the boys are involved in school events, school assembly, the school safety squad and much more.
STANDARDISED TEST SCORES
We ensure that the progress of all of our boys is monitored each year. We have a comprehensive Assessment Policy in place (See Policy Section of this website). One of the many forms of assessment used, is standardised testing. A helpful link to understand and interpret standardised test scores is: