Foróige workshop

On Tuesday we welcomed Brian and Angela from Glanmire Foróige to the school for their mental health workshop with our 6th class students.

As an added bonus, Brian and Angela had arranged for Kinsale OEC to bring their climbing wall, giving our 6th class a view of the locality that they had never experienced before!

A big thank you to Brian and Angela for their continued work with our school and the young people in our locality.

Green-Schools News

This week was National Biodiversity Week. As we are working on the Biodiversity theme in the Green-Schools Programme, we decided to get involved. Classes took part in Zooms on topics such as Birds, Insects and Biodiversity. The weather interfered with our plans to get out and about but we have started our Biodiversity patch. We hope to encourage a wide variety of creatures to this space by planting insect friendly shrubs and creating a ‘bug hotel’. We will be choosing a name for our patch before the end of May. Make sure to let your teacher know what your suggestions is before then. We will keep you posted in the coming weeks and share pictures of our progress. Below are some before pictures.

Green-Schools Committee

Active Schools Week 2021

Last week our school took part in Active Schools Week, with our children being active every day in the yard and Community Field. The video below is just a snapshot of the activities that took place on Friday. Enjoy!

New Sensory Room

Our children in Ms. McDonald’s class returned to a nice surprise after Easter following the installation of our new sensory room.

When Covid restrictions are no longer with us, the room will be available to all children in the school, with the equipment to be moved to a purpose built room in our planned extension.

We are extremely grateful to the Parents Association for their fundraising which has covered the cost of this wonderful addition to our school. Thank you to all parents for their support of initiatives over the past few years!

Infants to 2nd Class pages

Ms. O’Halloran – https://upperglanmirens.ie/remote-learning-2021/ms-ohalloran-feb-21/

Ms. A. Healy – https://upperglanmirens.ie/remote-learning-2021/ms-a-healy-feb-21/

Ms. L. Healy – https://upperglanmirens.ie/remote-learning-2021/ms-l-healy-feb-21/

Ms. O’Toole – https://upperglanmirens.ie/remote-learning-2021/ms-otoole-feb-21/

Ms. Forde – https://upperglanmirens.ie/remote-learning-2021/ms-forde-feb-21/

Ms. O’Shea – https://upperglanmirens.ie/remote-learning-2021/ms-oshea-feb-21/

3rd Class Daffodils

Ms. O’Sullivan’s Class may learning remotely at home, but we are delighted to see that ‘Spring has sprung’ and their daffodil project is adding colour to the front of our school. This welcome addition is just in time for some of their younger brothers and sisters to see on their return to school next Monday. Have a look at the video below to see their project!

Welcome back Ms. McDonald’s Class

We were delighted to welcome Ms. McDonald’s Class back to the school this morning. It is the first step in what we hope will be the safe phased re-opening of schools. It was fantastic to have children back in the school with us and we look forward to hopefully welcoming the rest of our classes back in the near future.