A homework club is run in our school from Monday Thursday 2.30-3.30pm. This is fully supervised by a member of staff and has proven to be a great initiative. If you wish to enrol your child in the club please contact our Home/school liaison officer Mr. Damian Ryan. There is a nominal fee for this service and places are limited.
Contact : 086-3998613
We are very proud of the strong musical tradition in our school. Our students can enjoy a number of musical experiences during and after school hours.
Our school choir , under the direction of Bn. UíCheilleachair and Iníon UÍ Bhriain meet every Wednesday for their hourly rehearsal (2.30-3.30) . Pupils from fourth to sixth class are encouraged to join. Anyone who likes to sing and is prepared to commit to rehearsals and performances is welcome to become a member. We aim to foster a lifelong love of music in the students and teach a broad selection of songs in our class.
Last year the choir performed at a variety of events including a fundraising concert for the Cork University Hospital and another for The Irish Guide Dogs Association. They also performed at a Christmas event in Hayfield Manor, the carol service in The Lough Church and at the Graduation Ceremony for the Sixth Class. This year we will be busy preparing for the Christmas Gala Fundraiser in December with renowned opera singer Cara O’ Sullivan. Cara is a past pupil of this school and we are delighted to be working with her.
The development of music literacy in pupils is a central part of the music curriculum. In our school all children from 1st Class upwards receive a half hour tin whistle lesson every week by a member of Comhaltas. During these lessons they learn how to read music and learn about music theory. A wide variety of traditional Irish tunes are taught to the pupils and we are very proud of the progress they make. This ability to play an instrument has proven to be invaluable to the students if choosing music as a subject in secondary school and also in later life.
Last year a school band was formed with members from 3rd to 6th class. The band play traditional Irish music on a variety of musical instruments and has proven to be a marvellous success.
A summer concert is held in the school every second year this big production involves all the pupils in the school. This event is always very well supported and the pupils enjoy it immensely. Our last production was The Wizard of Oz and was a great success.
At Christmas, all classes perform at a carol service in the Lough Church. This is a simple and prayerful occasion to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Different classes perform at the annual Cór Féile each year.
Cork City School of Music
Music lessons run by the Cork City School of Music are held on our school premises after school hours on Thursdays. Music theory and a variety of instruments are taught at these classes. Further details can be obtained at the beginning of the school year.
Dance in Glasheen
Modern dance classes are held in the school hall on Thursdays (2.30 3.30pm). These classes are run by Trish McCarthy.During the year the children are prepared for competitions and concerts and also grading examinations.
Contact : 087-7729743
Glasheen Girls Theatre
These classes are run every Wednesday in the school hall from 2.30 -3.30pm. The lessons will be a combination of speech,drama and dance and will also be prepared for Feis Maitiu competitions. Pupils aged 4yrs ai??i?? 11yrs are invited to join.
Contact : Avril O’Callaghan Ph:087 9227401/
Sport in Glasheen
Football and Camogie Training
During the school year football and camogie training sessions are held after school. These sessions are run by members of staff Ms. O’ Leary, Ms. Casey and Ms. O Connor and are held at the Pres Field (within walking distance of our school) or in the school hall if the weather is poor. All pupils from 4th class upwards are encouraged to participate and to enjoy getting regular exercise as well as improving their skills and technique.The pupils enjoy participating in the many Inter School competitions that are held around the city during the year.
Regular basketball training sessions are held in the school hall after school and are run by Ms. Clune and Ms. Sparling. Various drills are and skills are taught and mini-matches are played. During the year the school team enjoy playing in the Inter-School competitions.
Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do classes are held in the school hall every Friday.