2021/22 Admission Notice and Application Forms

Our annual Admissions Notice and Application Forms for the 2021/22 school year are available at the links below.

Applications for admission will be accepted between Monday 2nd November and Friday 27th November.

Application forms can be printed and returned to the school, or alternatively can be requested through the school office. Our Enrolment Policy is available to view on the school website.

All queries should be made to the school office at 021-4308885 or by e-mail to secretary@upperglanmirens.ie

Maradona football skills

We had some fun in the yard on Friday, with the children showing off their football skills following the passing of one of the best players ever, Diego Maradona.

Thanks to Ms. O’Sullivan for giving up her time to film and edit the video. The children were delighted to see a football in the yard again!

A snapshot of September & October

It has been an unusual start to the school year but as always our boys and girls have been great. Although we can’t have any visitors, and we can’t see all of our friends during the school day, we are still very busy and still having great fun!

Have a look at the video below to see just a snapshot of what is going on inside Scoil Naomh Micheál! Enjoy the mid-term break!

Choir 2020


Scoil Naomh Micheál School Choir 2019/2020

 

Dear parents and school community members,

please see the photographs above our wonderful school choir from last year. The children sacrificed their lunchtimes to rehearse for our Cór Fhéile event. The same choir sang in the local nursing homes at Christmas time and warmed the hearts of all with their amazing singing.

There is also a sound clip of our last rehearsal before lockdown. The children and us (Mr. O’Sullivan, Ms. O’Shea, Ms. Brady/Forde and Ms. O’Sullivan) were heartbroken when the news broke that the concert was postponed due to the virus. This recording is the last time we sang together and it is our only time sharing to the wider community what might have been. Please sit back and enjoy the songs;

  1. Sisi Sisi Dolada- Congolese Folk Song

2. Mash Up of Riptide, Super heroes, Pompeii, High Hopes and Ho Hey.

3. Mash up of Dilín Ó Deamhas and The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Traditional Zulu folk song).

 

We pray that we will be back singing together at some stage again soon.

Kindest regards and stay safe everyone,

Mr. O’Sullivan. Ms. O’Shea, Ms. Forde and Ms. O’Sullivan.

Aladdin Connect rollout

Dear Parents,
 
We will shortly roll out the Aladdin Schools Connect to parents/guardians of children in our school.  
 
The school uses the Aladdin Schools software service www.aladdin.ie for administrative purposes and Connect will give you secure access to messages from the school and to details of your child’s attendance, test results, reports cards etc.  via secure login from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App.

Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school’s communication with  parents. It enables parents to stay connected and informed about their child’s education by:
– Ensuring that the school has their most up to date contact information
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Allowing schools to gather permission(s) from parents
– Allowing parents to quickly and efficiently select preferred slots for parent teacher meetings 
– Keeping parents apprised of their child’s attendance
– Keeping parents up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages
– Keeping parents up to date on what library book their child is currently reading and if it is due/overdue to be returned
– Allowing parents view their child’s approved report card
– Giving parents the option to opt in to share contact information with their child’s classmates’ parents via the Parent Privacy option for the class list.
 
Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage Aladdin Connect helping the school by:
– Helping to improve attendance by allowing parents to keep track of any school days their child may have currently missed, along with late arrival and early leaving information.
– Helping to reduce the amount of class/school notes being sent home
– Helping the school/ teachers communicate with parents when the need arises
– Reducing costs by eliminating the need to send school report cards by post
– Reducing costs by reducing the number of text messages that need to be sent
 
You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.
 
In the next few days, you will receive a text/email message containing your registration link.  There will be one link per parent which will allow the parent to access information for all their children in the school from one user account. Please do not forward this text/email or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school. During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward. If you choose you may share your own contact details with other parents of children in the same class as your children, but please be reassured that this information will not be shared unless you choose to share it. Once you are registered you will be sent an email with links to download the Aladdin Connect App for your mobile device. The main advantage of using the App is to receive immediate alerts for app messages sent by your school. Downloading the App is highly recommended to enhance both the parent and school’s Connect experience.

In preparation for this please let the school know if your email address or phone number has changed recently.

Please note: If there are any personal concerns, or legal provisions in place regarding giving access to Connect to any parent/guardian of your child please contact the school in confidence to discuss or restrict access as required.
 
We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Patrick O’Connell

First day of a new school year!

A big welcome back to all our children today and a big thank you to your parents for their support in implementing of safe procedures around drop off and collections. It was fantastic to see the smiles on the children’s faces this morning!

Below you will find a selection of pictures of our first day back in our classrooms after almost six months at home. More pictures to follow…

 

Return to school walk through videos

Below you will find videos showing a walk through for the children ahead of tomorrow’s return to school.

Ms. O’Shea, Ms. McDonald & Mr. O’Sullivan

 

Ms. Fogarty, Ms. Forde, Ms. O’Sullivan &  Ms. Tutundjian

 

Mr. Scanlon & Ms. Flanagan

 

Ms. O’Halloran, Ms. A. Healy, Ms. L. Healy & Ms. O’Toole