GLASHEEN BOYS' SCHOOL

LETTER TO PARENTS

Posted on 2021-01-20 22:40:11

Dear Parents,

We are thinking of you all and hoping that everyone is safe. We want nothing more than to have ALL of the boys back in school, as soon as the numbers allow. Hopefully the sacrifices we are all making will mean that we can return to having everyone back in school, as soon as possible.

In spite of our safety concerns, we had been working very, very hard on plans to invite some pupils back, for face to face learning, in school, in the coming days. As of last night, we all now know that things have changed and that possibility has been deferred. The most important thing now is the safety of all and to get the children back to school, as soon as it's deemed safe. In the meantime, I know that everyone is working hard to make the best of the situation, as it is.

Please tell the boys not to worry, at all. The support from their teachers will remain and when we return, we will prioritise any areas that may be needed. The most important thing is not to have added stress, get plenty of exercise, talk to your sons and be positive. Please let us know if we can be of further help.

Keep an eye on the school website, which is updated, every day.

Meanwhile, warmest wishes to all of our boys, their families and our extended school community.

We will see you soon.

Sincerely,

Michael Daly & all in Glasheen BNS.

TIMETABLE FOR REOPENING FOR PUPILS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

Posted on 2021-01-16 13:37:49

We hope to email all parents on Tuesday 19th, when things are a little clearer, as there are many factors to consider, which have not yet been addressed by the Department of Education and others. We are in constant contact with other local schools, with a view to carrying our risk assessments, as the safety of our pupils, staff and families is our priority. We are conscious that the HSE is advising all families to stay at home, due to high Covid numbers in Cork City area. Many parents have been in touch to say they are concerned about safety, at the moment. We want ALL of our pupils to be back in school, as soon as possible but we must put safety first. Be assured we are doing our level best for everyone.

CONTACTING THE SCHOOL

Posted on 2021-01-12 11:31:53

Please read the Principal's Message on our website for details of emails for teachers, as well as the school office. If you have difficulty logging into google classroom, please email the relevant teacher. We hope to see our boys back in their classrooms soon but meanwhile we want to do all we can to support them.

BOOK COLLECTION DEFERRED UNTIL MONDAY 11TH JANUARY

Posted on 2021-01-08 14:46:15

An email and text was sent on Thursday night, 7th January, due to poor weather conditions and for the safety of all, to defer the book collection from Friday 8th until Monday 11th. The website was also updated. It seems that many of the texts did not arrive and some parents had not checked emails, or the website, A small number of parents arrived today, instead. We were able to sort out some but apologies to anyone who did not see their emails and was unable to get books today. We will look forward to seeing you on Monday. Meanwhile, please stay safe.

Book Collection is now on MONDAY 11TH JANUARY, (in a socially distant manner & wearing masks, please), according to the following timetable:  Suggested times for Friday are Junior Infants (9.30 a.m. - 10.15 a.m.); Senior Infants (10.20 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.); 1st Class (11.05 a.m. - 11.40 a.m.); 2nd Class (11.45 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.); 3rd Class (12.40 p.m. - 1.20 p.m.); 4th Class (1.25 p.m.  - 2.00 p.m.); 5th Class (2.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.); 6th Class  (2.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.);   Cairde Class - Ms. Moloney has been in touch with parents. 

PLEASE NOTE: For parents with more than one son in our school, please notify both teachers, by email and we will do our best to ensure that a staff member can collect the books of your other child, when you arrive. It would make things easier for such parents to come at the time for collection of your older son's books, as this would give more time to ensure that all books are ready. 

HOME SCHOOL COMMUNITY LIAISON

Posted on 2021-01-07 20:08:14

We would like to wish Ms. Constant the very best, as she begins her Maternity Leave from Monday next. Meanwhile, I am very happy to say that Ms. Bradfield will be filling in the role of Home School Community Liaison until June 2021 and that Ms. Cadogan will be teaching our 4th Class, upstairs. Best wishes & thanks to all for arranging the smooth changeover.

BOOK COLLECTION, ONLINE TEACHING & CAIRDE CLASS

Posted on 2021-01-07 20:04:29

  1. For all mainstream classes, the Government has announced that there will be online learning, from 11th – 29th January. It is being announced that special classes will remain opened, so it looks like Cairde Class will be opened, for those who are happy to attend.

BOOK COLLECTION – We have deferred our books to be collected by parents, due to icy weather, until Monday 11th January 2021, (in a socially distant manner & wearing masks, please), according to the following timetable:  Suggested times for Monday are Junior Infants (9.30 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.); Senior Infants (10.20 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.); 1st Class (11.05 a.m. – 11.40 a.m.); 2nd Class (11.45 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.); 3rd Class (12.40 p.m. – 1.20 p.m.); 4th Class (1.25 p.m.  – 2.00 p.m.); 5th Class (2.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.); 6th Class  (2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.);   

PLEASE NOTE: For parents with more than one son in our school, please notify both teachers, by email and we will do our best to ensure that a staff member can collect the books of your other child, when you arrive. It would be more helpful to come at the later time, for your older child, in order to ensure that both / all sets of books will be ready.

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT DUE

Posted on 2021-01-05 17:01:23

We are awaiting direction on when schools can reopen but meanwhile, we are working hard, behind the scenes, to be ready for every eventuality. Once an announcement is made, we will email parents and update this website. If books need to be collected, we will issue a timetable here, with times for various classes on Friday next, 8th January, with a view to online learning being available from Monday 11th January. We must observe strict social distancing and safety protocols.

SCHOOLS REOPENING MONDAY 11TH JANUARY 2021

Posted on 2020-12-30 19:47:52

Further to the new Covid measures announced by the Government, the reopening of all schools is deferred from 6th January to Monday 11th January 2021. We look forward, very much, to seeing all of our boys then, provided, of course, that everyone is in good health. Keep safe.

BEST WISHES & THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Posted on 2020-12-21 11:57:07

A sincere 'Thank You' to each member of our school community, for your support and co-operation, since we reopened in August 2020. There have been many changes but due to the amazing teamwork, we have had a wonderful term. We are delighted to have opened our new building and to have introduced many positive measures to keep everyone safe. Wishing each and every one of you a safe Christmas break, with good health in 2021. Hopefully we will see all of our boys, healthy and well, on 6th January 2021.

WEBSITE & POLICY UPDATES

Posted on 2020-12-17 16:13:17

For the benefit of all of our school community, our website is continually updated. Many of our school policies have also been recently reviewed/updated by school community representatives and the Board of Management . They are available in the policy section of the website. We hope this helps.