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.
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.
Mr. O’Sullivan (on behalf of the Anti-Bullying Committee).
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!
Please follow the link below and check out our recent Biz World workshop and a visit from Corks very own superstar Rob Heffernan!😁
Check out the following link for details of our school choir’s preparation for Cór Fhéile na Scol 2019 https://upperglanmirens.ie/activities/school-choir/cor-fheile-na-scol-2019/
This week saw a fun filled week organised by our Student Council. Check out the following link for full details and photos from the week. Also a huge thanks to everyone for supporting our fundraiser of Odd Sock and Colour Day in aid of Down Syndrome Cork. The fantastic amount of €665 was raised for this worthy cause!
Today as a part of Friendship Week, the children of the school gathered in the senior yard to dance the Cha Cha Slide with their Buddies. Have a look at the video below to see what is just a small part of a really positive week in the school!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Kiely Cooke who won the County Final Boxing Championships in the Girl 1 Weight Category at the weekend. She has now guaranteed a place in the Munster Finals. We in Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Micheál are very proud of Kiely’s achievement and want to wish her all the best in the next rounds of the competition.
Congratulations to Meadhbh in 6th Class who was recently selected for the Cork Basketball Development Squad. A fantastic achievement and we are all really proud of Meadhbh’s success. We wish her well in her future basketball endeavors!
Today, 18th January 2019, children from 6th Class competed in a Basketball Blitz organised by Mayfield Gardai in Neptune Stadium. There were 12 schools competing in total. The children had a fantastic day which was topped off by our school coming out on top. The team were presented with medals and a perpetual shield. The competition is running since 2015. We would like to thank the organisers for a great event which was well run.
Congratulations 6th Class.