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Work From Home

Posted on April 28, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Parents,

Term 3 begins after the Easter break, Monday 20th April. Unfortunately, due to restrictions, schools remain closed. The teachers and staff of Glenmore NS are working hard to prepare work for your children to do at home. We understand that these are difficult times and that each and every household has different priorities at this time. However we strongly advise parents to encourage children to engage with the work sent home. A good routine will help your child. A little school work and lots of fresh air and exercise during the day will help keep your child motivated to learn. Please know that the teachers and staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have in relation to the school work assigned. They can be contacted by emailing them directly, or emailing the school at, where your message will be passed on without delay.

The most important thing at this time is our health and well-being. 

Keep safe.


Attention Parents

Posted on March 21, 2020 at 12:55 PM

Dear Parents,

Below are some more on;line resources for use at home during the  school closure. I hope they are useful.

Best regards,


 FREE online education resources


1.Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

2. BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer. 

3. Futurelearn

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

4. Seneca

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.


5. Openlearn

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.


6. Blockly

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.


7. Scratch

Creative computer programming


8. Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos


9. National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


10. Duolingo

Learn languages for free. Web or app.


11. Mystery Science

Free science lessons


12. The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos


13. Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects


14. Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience


15. Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.


16. iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.


17. Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.


18. Tinkercad

All kinds of making.


19. Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 20. Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


21. British Council

Resources for English language learning


22. Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age


23. Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.


24. Geography Games

Geography gaming!


25. Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


26. The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities


27. Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones


28. The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.


29. Toy Theater

Educational online games


30. DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes


31. Twinkl

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering free access to parents in the event of school closures.


Message to all Parents

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Please find below a list of resources and websites that may be useful to you and your children over the next couple of weeks. Any websites or work mentioned is purely a suggestion- there is no obligation for your child to do any of this work. The most important thing at this time is to look out for and care for each other. Please listen to and obey all advice given by the Health Officials. Things will return to normal at some stage- the most important thing is that everyone we care about is there with us when we get back to normal life.

This link will take you to who have produced 3 weeks’ worth of school closures packs for each class level


An excellent site that has online maths and English activities for all class levels






Educational publishers have made available their online resources to all during the school closures. These include Folens and CJ Fallon. You only need to register. Directions available on the homepage of the following websites.



Again, these are just suggestions that you or your children might like to use. Most importantly is that we all stay safe and keep our loved ones safe.

Stay safe and stay well,



Christmas Jumper Day

Posted on December 19, 2019 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

On Friday 20th December, don't forget to wear your Christmas Jumper and donate €2 to the Simon Community, a very worthwhile cause. 

The school will close at 12.00 on Friday 20th December and will re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020. 

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and good wishes for 2020, from all the staff of Glenmore National School.  

Little Red Kettle Theatre visit

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Little Red Kettle Theatre company will visit Glenmore Community hall on Wednesday 4th December 2019.  The children of Glenmore N.S. will become the stars of the show taking on the role of the characters in the play and dressing up in their characters' costumes, all for the cost of €5 per child. 

Christmas Concert 2019

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The children from Glenmore National School are very busy at present, preparing for our Christmas concert on Wednesday 18th December in Glenmore Community hall, at 1.30pm.  Junior Infants to Second class will perform their Nativity Play - 'Donkey for Sale'.  Third to Sixth class will get you into the Christmas spirit with a selection of Christmas carols.  We would love to see you all there. 

Parent Teacher Meetings

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Parent Teacher meetings take place on Tuesday 26th November and Thursday 28th November 2019, beginning at 2.00pm.  Please ensure you have arranged a time to meet with your child's teacher on the timesheets in the general purpose area.  

Halloween Fancy Dress Day

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

In aid of the Glenmore Golden Club, the children are invited to dress up in their Halloween costumes on Friday 25th of October 2019.  The cost is €2 per child or €5 for a family of 3 or more.  There will be a prize for the most original costume in the class, so the spookier and the scarier the better!!

Say Cheese....

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Friday 11th October 2019, photographer Will Cusack will visit the school to photograph the children.  The students must wear their full school uniform on that day.

Dog's Trust Visit

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Dog's Trust and their furry four legged friend will visit the school on Thursday 19th September 2019, so be ready with any questions you have about dogs and you may even get a chance to have a little cuddle with a very friendly dog.