Green Schools News

Students, parents and teachers walked to school together this morning wearing green to show our support for the global climate change protests taking place today. Millions of young people are demanding action on climate change. We will be learning a lot about this issue over the next two years as we work on the Biodiversity theme for our sixth Green Flag. Thank you to the Parents Association and to all of the parents and children who walked to school today.

 

All-Ireland Under 16 Camogie Champions

We were delighted to welcome back our past pupil, Olivia McAllen, captain of the Cork Under 16 camogie team following their recent All-Ireland success.

Olivia and her team mates visited classrooms and shared their success with the children of Scoil Naomh Micheál.

Well done girls! We are really proud of you!

Start of year letter home – August 29th 2019

Dear Parents,

Mr. O’Connell has posted a letter to the school website ahead of the return to school on August 29th 2019. Children will receive this letter to bring home on the first day of school term. We strongly encourage you to read this letter ahead of the new school year. It can be found by clicking the link below.

https://upperglanmirens.ie/notice-board/letters-home/letter-home-august-29th-2019/

Thank you to the Parents’ Association!

On behalf of the Anti-Bullying Committee and the staff and children of Upper Glanmire National School I would like to say a big thanks to the Parents’ Association for granting us funding to purchase PE and yard equipment for the entire school. The equipment has been used every day on the yard and at PE times. It will be enjoyed and used for many years to come. Well done especially to the children of the Anti-Bullying Committee (Meadhbh O’Callaghan, Ryan Manley, Sophie O’Leary and Lucy Galvin) who applied for the funds, came up with a list of equipment needed and who distribute and mind the equipment on a daily basis. Thanks also to Bernie O’Dwyer (SNA and Anti-Bullying Committee member) and Mr. Scanlon for helping to organise and sort all the equipment in the new container which Pat O’Callaghan (our amazing caretaker) installed last year. Pictures of the equipment, the presentation of the equipment and examples of the children using the equipment are below.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan (on behalf of the Anti-Bullying Committee).

Communion 2019

A huge congratulations and well done to our girls and boys in Rang 2 who celebrated their Communion Day on Saturday in St. Michael’s Church.

A big thank you to all who helped throughout the year to prepare the children for their special day!

Leave No Trace 5th/6th

We were delighted to welcome Eoin McMahon into our 5th/6th class this week. Eoin carried out a series of workshops aimed at promoting the responsible use of the outdoors. Cork City Council kindly sponsored the workshops under an environmental initiative called Local Agenda 21.

Children had the opportunity to learn about preserving and protecting their local environment and the impact their own individual footprint can leave.

Huge thanks to Eoin for a great day. Check out the pictures below!

Online safety

Following our successful online safety workshops for children and parents last Thursday, the Anti-Bullying Committee have shared their Cyberbullying tips for children below. Please share these with your children.

A big thank you again to our Parent Association for funding the workshops and to our Anti-Bullying Committee for their ongoing work in our school. You will find the resources from the parent presentation at http://www.childrenofthedigitalage.org.