School News 2018/2019
Lord Mayor’s Visit 10/09/2018
Lord Mayor, Cllr. Mick Finn visited our school today. He spoke to us about participating in sport and the importance of exercising regularly. He brought a pencil for all the pupils with a special message on them. “We are Cork” encourages us to be proud to be living in this lovely city and “I can” encourages us to consider all the ways we can help others and all the things we can do. We sang a rousing rendition of “The Banks of my own lovely Lee” and he was very impressed. After all that hard work, the Lord Mayor was delighted to attend a tea party hosted by pupils in Junior Infants and sip a well-earned cup of Barry’s tea!!
Lough League Camogie Competition 2018
Our school camogie team were delighted to win the final of the Lough League Competition last week. They played with great determination and focus and won well in the end.
Barber Tennis Cup 2018
Congratulations to our school tennis team who were runners up in the competition held at Sunday’s Well Tennis Club.
Cork City Sports 2018
Well done to the pupils who represented our school this year in the City Sports at C.I.T. Our under 11 relay team brought home the cup and our girls did really well in their individual races also.
Our school camogie team are playing so well at the moment. They have won all their matches to date and will be facing pupils from Monkstown next Tuesday. Here’s hoping the winning streak will continue girls and we will be heading to Sciath na Scól Finals!
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018
Bhí spraoi agus craic ag gach éinne i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge i mbliana! A number of competitions were run throughout the week. ‘Maisigh an Doras’ (Decorate the classroom door) was very difficult to judge as every class made such a huge effort. The eventual winners were Rang 6 for their wonderful representation of the legend of The Salmon of Knowledge. The annual Tráth na gCeist for the senior classes was a close fought competition and ended with a tie-breaker to determine the winners. All pupils performed in our annual ‘Taispeántas’ in the Halla. Indeed our staff participated also this year with their version of ‘Rince leis na Réaltaí’.(Dancing with the Stars). Well done to all the entrants of the Art Competition and also the winners of the ‘ Gaelgeoir na Seachtaine’ . Everyone enjoyed performing the Hócaí Cócaí on Friday in the Hall and tucking into our St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes afterwards.
Trip to Fota for Rang 5
Pupils of Rang 5 enjoyed a trip to Fota on Friday 16th March thanks to their classmate Meleava. She scooped first prize in a design a bookmark competition run by UCC. and won a class trip to Fota as her prize.
Cór Fheile na Scol 2018
Well done to our pupils in Rang 4 and 5 who sang so beautifully in the City Hall on Tuesday March 13th. They sang three pieces – An old gaelic folksog called ‘Menamenoa’, a piece entitled ‘ Whisper’ and ‘Circle of Life’ from the Lion King. The harmonies were outstanding and we are so proud of how they performed on the night.
6th Green Flag
Everyone on the Green Schools Committee was very busy this week as the inspection for our 6th Green Flag for Global Citizenship – Waste and Water was conducted on Tuesday. The Inspector was so impressed with all the initiatives the pupils had introduced and the huge effort they had put into achieving this flag. She has recommended that the 6th Flag be awarded to this school and we are delighted!
Fruit Pot Friday Sale September 2017
Our Fruit Pot Sale was a resounding success and we were sold out by early afternoon. Many thanks for all the support we received from all our pupils and indeed from the students in the Boys’ School also.
Lord Mayor’s Visit 2017
Lord Mayor visited us recently and encouraged us to learn to sing our National Anthem.
Appointment of new Principal
Our new principal is Mrs. Lorraine Houlihan and she will be taking up her position in late August 2017. We hope she will be very happy working here in Glasheen.
Retirements in Glasheen 2017
Members of the Board and staff of Glasheen would like to extend their very best wishes to our principal Bn. Uí Mháirtínn and resource teacher Mrs. Fallon who are both retiring in the summer We wish them every happiness and good health in the next chapter of their lives and thank them most sincerely for the enormous contribution they have made to making our school such a wonderful place to work in and to attend.
Active Week in Glasheen 2017
Students and teachers alike are having great fun this week exercising everyday in school. We have danced, walked, taken part in orienteering activities and visited the local playgrounds all in an effort to highlight the important role that exercising plays in our daily lives to keep us mentally and physically strong.
Stay Safe Programme
A personal safety education programme called Stay Safe will be taught in every class over the next few weeks. All primary schools are required to implement this programme
You can familiarise yourself with the content of the lessons at <a href=”http://www.staysafe.ie/teachers/resources.htm”>www.staysafe.ie/teachers/
Please contact the school if you wish to discuss the programme further.
Walk for Water Day
Our school is currently working towards achieving a flag in Global Citizenship Litter and Waste. On Friday last we all headed to the Lough carrying various amounts of water on our backs. This was an initiative to highlight to the pupils the difficulties some families in other countries have in accessing clean water and the long distances they need to travel to obtain some water.
Purple Day in Glasheen
Well done to everyone who participated in Purple Day recently. This was an event to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Charity and your contributions were really appreciated.
Time to Read Library Visit
Our school is linked with the ESB in the Time to Read Program. Today 2nd class pupils headed to the library and enjoyed some story time and explored all the facilities the library has to offer. We brought a big box of books back to school with us to read over the next few weeks.
Design a Bookmark Competition
Congratulations to Erin Ai??and Katie from 5th Class who were prizewinners in the above competition. They will be bringing their classmates on a picnic to UCC later in the year as part of their prize.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017
Well done to everyone in our school community who made a wonderful effort throughout the fortnight to celebrate our native language. The school was a hive of activity with many events being run and finished with the annual school parade. c.f (photos)
Basketball Tournament in Parochial Hall 2017
Well done to the pupils competing in the annual Competitive Basketball Tournament held in the Parochial Hall in Gurranabraher on Tuesday 14th February. 20 schools participated and our team won 4 of their 5 matches and reached Ai??the semi-final by playing magnificently!
National Credit Union Awards
A great day was had by the pupils in Le ChAi??ile on Sunday when they collected their award for their wonderful entry that won them a national prize in the Credit Union Art Competition. They were accompanied by staff and family members to Croke Park and had a wonderful day.
10 at 10 in Glasheen 2017
All pupils enjoyed a 10 minute workout in the classrooms today as part of the Operation Transformation initiative. Children all over the country began their routine at 10 o’clock and jumped, stretched, ran and hopped with their teachers for the 10 minutes with great enthusiasm.
Grandparents Day 2017
We had a great day today on February 1st when many grandparents came to visit us. They visited the classrooms and were treated to songs, poems and rhymes by the pupils. They shared many stories with the children about their school days and what life was like for them when they were young.
Engineering Talk 2017
On Monday, 30thAi??January the girls in 3rd, 4th, 5thAi??and 6thAi??class were visited by two engineers, Siobhan andAi??Georgia, from a company called PM Group. They came to tell the girls about the importance of engineering in our everyday lives. Siobhan and Georgia carried out some interesting experiments and told the classes about their jobs as engineers.Ai??Ai??It was a fantastic opportunity for the girls to meetAi??engineers and hopefully they have inspired some of them to choose a career in engineering.
Catholic Schools Week 2017
Pupils from 2nd to 6th class all walked to the Lough Church to attend 10 o’clock mass with the other local schools. We sang a variety of hymns and listened carefully to Father Pat’s homily about looking after our planet.
Line- dancing in Glasheen 2017
As part of working towards gaining the Active Flag for Primary schools all our pupils enjoyed some line-dancing lessons today. The whole school enjoyed performing a dance together to Nathan Carter’s popular song Rock Me Mama.
VEX IQ Robotics Project 2017
Well done to the pupils of Rang 6 and their teacher Miss Somers for performing so wonderfully in the VEX IQ Ai??Robotics Ai??Competition in C.I.T recently. They designed, built and programmed a robot over the past few months to take part in a number of game based engineering challenges.
Fundraising in Wilton
Members of the school choir kindly gave of their time on Sunday 4th December to fund raise for the Irish Guide Dog Association. They sang a variety of carols in the shopping centre and entertained the busy shoppers for nearly an hour. Jilly the guide dog was very impressed with their singing too!
Workshop on Internet Safety for 4th to 6th class
Senior classes enjoyed an interactive workshop run by Ger Bric director of iSafetytalks. Ger discussed with the classes Ai??the importance of not sharing personal details or photos online. The pupils were shown measures on how to protect their identity when online and how to deal with cyberbullying if it arises.
Farewell to John Ryan
We all gathered in the Halla on Friday to bid farewell to our caretaker John Ryan. John has worked for many years in the school and has been a big part of the community. He has decided to retire now and will be greatly missed. The pupils in the school all made a huge effort to pay tribute to John through their poems and artwork. Representatives from each class read these to John and he was truly delighted with their work. The school choir and the school band sang and played for him and we were delighted when John serenaded us with his wonderful singing one last time.
Best wishes John for a happy and healthy retirement. (c.f photos)
Time for Yoga
Yoga lessons with RA?isAi??n are being run again on Mondays. We all love this time where we focus on our breathing and learn some relaxation techniques to cope with any stress or anxiety we may be feeling.
Drop Everything and Dance!
As part of our active flag initiative we had great fun on Thursday when we had to drop what we were doing and dance to the music of ABBA!!
Halloween Disco in Halla
A big thank you to the Parents Association for organising the wonderful Halloween Disco again this year. Ghouls,ghosts, witches and goblins roamed the Halla for the night and it was a resounding Ai??success. This is becoming one of the most popular events in the school calendar!
Swimming Lessons at Brookfield
Well done to the pupils of 2nd and 6th Class who all made great progress during the 6 week swimming lessons this year. They were all awarded certificates on completion of the course and are looking forward to next year already!
After Christmas, pupils from 1st and 5th Class will begin their lessons.
Sixth Class Pupils attend a Breakfast Talk at City Gate.
On Thursday 20th October, 6 pupils from Rang 6 were invited to Ronan Daly Jermyn offices in City Gate to talk about their recent experience with Junior Achievement Ireland. This programme helps to create a culture of enterprise within the education system and to help young people to prepare for the world of work. The pupils gave a fantastic presentation to the audience that included special guest DA?nal Ai??g Cusack. Comhghairdeas a chailAi??nAi??.
Time to Read Launch October 2016
This is our 3rd year launching this reading initiative with volunteers from the ESB Electric in Wilton. This is a 20 week programme where pupils from 2nd class will read with a volunteer for a half an hour each week. This has proven to be a great success and is an enjoyable experience for all.
Back to School Pack for Junior Infants
ESB Electric and RSA visited our school today as part of the nationwide campaign to keep children safe on our roads. Every pupil was given a high visibility vest to wear and encouraged to follow the Safe Cross Code.
Coffee Morning in aid of Marymount Hospice
A big thank you to all who supported the coffee morning in the school Halla today. Over 650 euro was raised for this charity and your support was greatly appreciated.
Lord Mayor’s visit September 2016
Cllr. Des Cahill visited our school today and was very impressed with our rendition of ‘The Banks of my own lovely Lee’. He promised to send every school in Cork a positivity jar so we can fill it with some positive and happy thoughts. These jars will be collected at the end of his term and the thoughts will be displayed in the City Hall.
Safer Internet Day
Today is Safer Internet Day and this year’s theme is ‘Play your part for a better internet’.Children are encouraged to use the internet and mobile phones safely and to THINK
T ai??i??ake care of your ID and good name.
H ai??i??arassment is bullying.
I ai??i?? mmediately seek help.
N ai??i??ever share private photos.
K ai??i?? Know who you are sharing with.
The website www.webwise.ie is an excellent source of information for parents and children
3/02/2016 Grandparents Day
Many thanks to all the grandparents today for coming to visit our school. After a reception in the Halla, they visited the classrooms and enjoyed listening to the pupils perform a variety of songs and poems. They shared their experiences of their own school days and entertained the children with tales of what kind of lives they led.
28/01/2016 Robotics CompetitionAi??
Well done to the pupils of Rang 6 and their teacher Miss Somers for performing so wonderfully in the the Robotics Ai??Competition on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January Ai??held in C.I.T. They designed, built and programmed a robot to take part in a game based engineering challenge. They Ai??also presented a STEM project on the topic ” The Mars Rover and it’s comparisons to basic robotics”.
25/01/2016 Ai??A Visit from the Fire Services
Younger pupils in the school were delighted to meet members of the fire services today, They explored the fire- engine and even had a chance to use the fire hose! Some lucky pupils even had a spin in the fire engine with the siren on!Ai??
14/01/2016 – Visit to Poor Clare’s Convent
Members of our school choir and pupils of Le ChAi??ile visited the sisters today, They entertained them with a variety of songs and enjoyed a chat with them.
17/12/2015 Carol Concert
Students, staff and parents all enjoyed this year’s carol concert held in the Lough Church. The story of the Nativity was performed and each class sang a traditional carol at the ceremony.
02/10/2015 Ai??School Nature Walk
On Friday, 2nd October pupils,staff and parents enjoyed a stroll around the Lough to raise awareness of variety of life within our local community. We are currently working towards our 5th Green Flag i.e. Bio-diversity. (c.f.gallery)
18/9/2015 Presentation of Irish Flag
As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme members of the Defence Forces Flag team visited our school on September 18th. We were presented with the National Flag and a copy of the Proclamation. A short talk was given on the history of the flag and the protocols of how to care for it. Proclamation Day will be celebrated on March 15th 2016. (c.f.gallery for photos)
02/10/2015 Ai??School Nature Walk
On Friday, 2nd October pupils,staff and parents enjoyed a stroll around the Lough to raise awareness of variety of life within our local community. We are currently working towards our 5th Green Flag i.e. Bio-diversity. (c.f.gallery)
Ai??15/9/2015 Lord Mayor’s Visit
Councillor Chris O’ Leary visited our school today and spoke to the children about the importance of friendship. He was very impressed when they sang a lovely version of ‘The Banks of my own lovely Lee’ for him and encouraged the pupils to show an interest in the 1916 commemoration ceremonies this year.(c.f gallery for photos)
Our pupils came out in force to support the Cork Camogie Team for this year’s All Ireland Final against Galway. Everyone made a big effort to wear red and white for the day. Corcaigh AbA?! (c.f gallery for photos)
28/5/2015 – Culture Day in Glasheen
Well done to the many parents and friends who helped to make the day such a resounding success. Beautiful aromas wafted from the hall all morning and the hall was transformed with vibrant colours and the sound of music. It was an ideal opportunity for our pupils to sample the different foods from many countries and to learn about the various cultures within our school community. Many thanks also to Mr. Ryan for coordinating the event.
28/5/2015 – Visit to Poor Clares Convent
The sisters of the Poor Clares Convent were delighted to greet our communicants today to the convent. The girls treated the sisters to selection of their communion hymns and had a lovely chat with the sisters.
21/5/2015 – Time to Read Site Visit
Pupils from 2nd class involved in the Time to Read Programme enjoyed a site visit to the ESB headquarters in Wilton this week to mark the conclusion of the programme. This was a huge success and was enjoyed by pupils and reading volunteers alike. The girls enjoyed working with the engineers to make robots and being brought on a tour of the site. They were treated to a magic show and lunch and left the premises with a Ai??lovelygoodie bag1
16/5/2015 – Communion Ceremony
Well done to our pupils in 2nd class who made their communion in the Lough Church on Saturday. They were a credit to their parents and school. Many thanks to their teacher InAi??on NAi?? Bhriain who prepared them so well for the ceremony and also to the wonderful members of the Parents Association who provide a lovely reception for the children and relatives in the school hall afterwards.
30/4/2015 – Junior Entrepreneur Project.
Pupils of 5th Class are heading to Mallow tomorrow to showcase their marvelous product ‘Krazy Keyrings’. Accompanied by their teacher Ms. O’ Leary they will have an opportunity to view the products on show by other primary schools and discuss their experiences with fellow entrepreneurs.
18/4/2015 – Fun Day in Glasheen
All classes took a break from their schoolwork today as they headed off to The Mardyke Sports Arena at U.C.C. It was a great opportunity for the students to run on the Sonia O’ Sullivan Track and to race in a more formal setting. The younger classes enjoyed the novelty races and participated with great enthusiasm. Unfortunately. the weather was not kind to us on the day and events had to be cancelled due to many heavy showers. (c.f.gallery)
AcceleRead – AcceleWrite Literacy Programme
We have just completed the above literacy programme and would like to thank everyone involved for making it such a success. The volunteers to deliver this programme were from the local company Abtran and all the sessions were organised by SUAS. This programe involved 10 of our students receiving 30 minute sessions on a one to one basis four times per week. It was held over a period of 5 weeks. Every morning the volunteers and pupils worked in our school computer room to develop the girls reading and typing skills. This proved to be a very rewarding activity for both mentors and pupils alike and we are very hopeful that this programme will continue next year. (c.f. gallery )
14/03/2015 – School ParadeAi??
A Junior School Parade was held in our school yard today as a finale to our Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The pupils from the Infant and 1st and 2nd Classes Ai??took part. Children came to school dressed in the Irish colours and marched in the parade led by the Grand Marshall – Bn. UAi?? MhA?irtAi??n to the marching songs ably played by our pupils from 1st and 2nd. (c.f. gallery)
06/03/2015 Ai??- Seachtain na Gaeilge
TA? Seachtain na Gaeilge faoi lA?n sheoil faoi lA?thair. BAi??gAi?? linn agus bain triail aisti!
Seachtain na Gaeilge is in full swing in our school. Everyone is making a great effort to speak in Irish. Wednesday’s concert was a huge success and featured a variety of drama and poetry, songs, dance and even raps. Our school band also entertained us with a selection of traditional tunes. The week finished with a school parade on Friday, when the Junior School marched in a mini-parade playing tunes on their tin whistles and singing some marching songs dressed in the Irish colours. Well done to all involved. (c.f. gallery)
2/03/2015 – Competition Winner.
Congratulations to Eshita Shamsul, a pupil in 5th Class winner of The Cork Mental Health Foundation Poster Competition. As her prize, Eshita was awarded an iPad for the school and another for herself. Her winning entry is currently on display in Cork Airport.
18/02/2015 Ai??Grandparents’ Day.
On February 18th all grandparents were cordially invited to come and visit us in school. After some refreshments in the Hall they were Ai??invited to visit the classes and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. There they were treated to a variety of songs and poems, projects and powerpoints. They kindly shared their own memories of school and their childhood and held their audience captive with their stories.
4th Class at the National EMC VEX IQ Finals at C.I.T
Well done to our pupils who participated in the competition and came 5th overall in the final. What a remarkable feat for the youngest participants in the competition under the guidance of their teacher Ms. Desmond. This involved designing,building, programming and testing a robot they named Holle, over the past few months. This initiative was designed to foster an interest in technology and was enjoyed by all involved.
Ai??A visit from a local entrepreneur
Mr. Dino Cregan, owner of Dino’s Takeaways in Cork visited pupils of 5th Class recently. The class are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Project and are busy researching and designing a product to sell to the pupils in the school and also in local businesses. He came to advise the pupils on how to market and distribute the product and gave them invaluable tips on how to make this business a success.
02/02/2015 Ireland’s Fittest Family
Members of the Kingston Family, winners of Ireland’s Fittest Family Competition, visited our school today. They shared their journey to success with the pupils and answered all questions put to them by the very interested audience. They encouraged the students to never give up and to do your best at all times.
Well done to Tara Geaney, Katelyn O’ Connell and Leena Hossain who were awarded prizes in our recent Healthy Living Poster Competition recently.
15/12/2014 : Christmas Sing- a-long
Today pupils from all classes came to the Halla to perform a number of Christmas songs for their parents. The school choir performed also and encouraged the audience to join in the singing too. Well done to the Junior Infants, as this was their first time performing on stage and they were marvellous! Ai??The other classes entertained the audience with a selection of well known carols and songs and helped create a wonderful festive mood.
08/12/2014: Advent Ceremony
An Advent Ceremony was held in our school hall this morning. Prayers were read and the candles on the advent wreath were lit. The children kindly brought food donations for the charity organisation St. Vincent de Paul to the ceremony.
05/12/2014 : Gala Concert
The Gala Concert with Cara O’ Sullivan in the Lough Church was an amazing event. The church was transformed by members of the Parents Association to create a magical atmosphere for the event. Cara performed beautifully and our school choir were outstanding singing a selection of seasonal songs. This fund raising event has raised a significant sum of money for the Girls and Boys schools and well done to everyone involved in the event.
19/11/2014 : Open Night
Open Night was held in the school tonight and was a resounding success. Staff and students were on hand to answer any queries and to showcase the wonderful work being done in the school. The school choir performed for the audience and our older students were delighted with the opportunity to discuss the many projects and initiatives they are involved in. A second meeting for the parents of pupils joining the school in September 2015 will be organised in the last term. This will outline to parents how to prepare their children for primary school and offer some tips on how to help Ai??them to settle in.
19/10/2014 : Credit Union Quiz
Well done to our quiz team who came second in the Credit Union Quiz this week. It was a Ai??hard fought competition and they lost by one question in the tie-breaker. Congratulations to RA?isAi??n, Eleanor, Kate and Leah for such a fantastic result and Ai??best of luck in the next round!
17/10/2014: I pad Donation
Ai??This week we were Ai??delighted to be visited by a group of former 6th Class pupils. They came to donate two i pads to the school, bought with the proceeds of a fundraising event held before the summer holidays. A big thank you to all the pupils of 6th class for all their hard work.
8/10/2014: Ai??Cork Camogie Star Visit.
Today Ai??a very special visitor came to our school. Amanda O’ Regan, one of Cork’s finest camogie players brought the O’ Duffy Cup to show the pupils. She spoke about the Cork team’s fantastic win this year against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Camogie Final. She praised the girls for their love of sport and encouraged them to continue to be involved in sporting activities. Amanda kindly posed for photographs with members of our senior team, hopefully future members of the Cork Team!
3/10/2014: 4th Green Flag Ceremony
Heavy rain and wind did not dampen our spirits on Friday when we celebrated the raising of our 4th Green Flag for transport. The ceremony was held in the school hall and had been eagerly awaited by our pupils.The Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Shields Ai??and guest speaker Joanne O’ Riordan attended the ceremony. Parents, retired staff and members of the B.O.M and Parents Association were also present for the event. Members of the Green Schools Committee explained to the audience the work pupils and staff had undertaken to achieve the award. Joanne O’ Riordan gave an inspirational and entertaining speech and impressed all present. Music for the occasion was provided by the senior classes and the school choir. The ceremony finished with a reception for the guests and a treat from the ice-cream van for the pupils! Work is now beginning to achieve our 5th flag for bio-diversity! (c.f.photo gallery)
25th/09/2014: Time for Gardening.
A big thank you to all the parents who worked so hard today in our school garden.Helped by the pupils, window boxes were planted up with heathers and cyclamen and winter pansies. Our rockery was cleared and the Fairy Garden was weeded and tidied. Our flower pots around the school look wonderful and brighten our campus.(c.f. photo gallery)
11/09/2014 : Visit of the Lord Mayor.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Shields visited our school today and was greeted with a marvellous rendition of ai???The Banks of my own lovely Leeai??i??. She spoke to the pupils about her work and how she will be visiting 104 schools this year. The Lord Mayor asked the children to try to ai???share a smileai??i?? and to brighten someoneai??i??s day. (c.f photo gallery)
Ice Bucket Challenge
Much to the delight of all the pupils, Bn. UAi?? MhA?irtAi??n and 7 other staff members took part in the ice bucket challenge to raise money for M.N.D. Pupils in 6th class kindly volunteered to pour the water over them and performed the job with gusto! (c.f. photo gallery)
12/09/2014 : Red and White Day
All our pupils made a huge effort to dress up in red and white today to show their support for the Cork Camogie Team. We wish them all the best at Sundayai??i??s match against Kilkenny. Up the Rebels! (c.f. photo gallery)