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New school year

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Glenmore National School will re-open for all pupils on Thursday, August 27th.


Timetable:

Junior Infants: 9.30 am - 12 noon (First day only, then 9 am - 12 noon for 1st 2 weeks)

Senior Infants: 9 am - 1.40 pm

1st- 6th class: 9 am - 2.40 pm 

Details of drop off and collection routine will be given shorlty

Return to school

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Parents,

 

 

I hope you and your families are all well and the children are enjoying their summer. As you will be aware from the media, long-awaited guidance has been issued to schools regarding the safe reopening of schools in late August/September. There will be changes ahead, but the teachers and staff will work to have school life as normal as we can for the children, while doing everything we can to ensure everyone is as safe as possible.

 

 

Every school context is different, and so each school will need to work with this guidance according to their school profile. The school management and staff will be working on a plan over the coming weeks regarding the reopening of our school and I will share this with you when we have more information. There are still unanswered questions and the Department will be liaising further with schools over the coming weeks.

 

 

In the meantime, please reassure your children that going back to school (or starting school for the first time!) is a really positive thing. There will be a period of readjustment after such a lengthy time out of school life, and we will support children through this transition back to school.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Laura Kelly

 

Principal

 

Glenmore NS

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 glenmorens@gmail.com, where your message will be passed on without delay.

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

Keep safe.

Thanks

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,

Laura 


 FREE online education resources

 

1.Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

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

https://www.futurelearn.com

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

https://www.senecalearning.com

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

 

5. Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/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

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

 

7. Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

8. Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

9. National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

10. Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

11. Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

12. The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

13. Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

14. Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

15. Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

16. iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

17. Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

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

 

18. Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

19. Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

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


 20. Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

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

 

21. British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

22. Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

23. Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

24. Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

25. Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

26. The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

 

27. Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

28. The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

29. Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

30. DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

31. Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

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.

https://www.twinkl.ie/resources/roi-resources/school-closure-republic-of-ireland

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

• ixl.com

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

• www.scholastic.com/learnathome

• www.storylineonline.net/library

https://login.mathletics.com

• www.gonoodle.com

• www.askaboutireland.com

• readworks.org

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.

• www.folensonline.ie

• www.mycjfallon.ie

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,

Laura

 

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!!


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