Welcome back Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th class!

The children have settled in well to their new surroundings. We have been really busy! Some of our activities included using the small community hall for drama games, ciorcal cómhrá , a zoom call with a strength and conditioning coach and we also took a trip to the sensory garden. So we have been super active and have done loads more as well!

Below are some pics of the first week and a half back. The first photograph is of the children working on their Gaeilge. They conversed as gaeilge and then moved onto the next person asking a different set of questions. Fair play thú rang a cúig!

The second photograph shows the children meditating in the hall. They have taken to mindfulness really well and we have already got to 3 minutes of meditating whilst concentrating on their breath.

The last photograph shows us in class participating in a zoom call with Eamon Flanagan, the strength and conditioning coach of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes! It was a fascinating chat and we got so much out of it. Thanks to Ms. Flanagan for arranging the call and thanks to Eamon for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions!

So, one week down and we are off to a great start!

Keep an eye out on the school webpage for more posts.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.

End of year information from Mr. O’Connell

Class Teachers 2021/22

Junior Infants – Ms. O’Halloran

Junior/Senior Infants – Ms. A. Healy

Senior Infants – Ms. Daly

1st Class A – Ms. Tutundjian

1st Class B – Ms. O’Toole

2nd Class A – Ms. Forde

2nd Class B – Ms. O’Shea

3rd Class – Ms. O’Sullivan

3rd/4th Class – Mr. Horan

4th Class – Ms. Fogarty

5th Class – Mr. O’Sullivan

5th/6th Class – To be appointed

6th Class – Ms. Flanagan

Farewell 6th class 2021

Dear parents of 6th class 2021,

it is a sad and happy day for us here in UGNS today. We are sad to say goodbye to this wonderful group of children but happy for them to be moving onto the next stage of their lives. They will be sadly missed here in UGNS.

All the best for the future,

6th class teachers.

End of year video

It has been a different school year for all in Scoil Naomh Micheál. As you’ve not been able to come in and join us, we have shared just a snapshot of what our school term has been like. We hope you enjoy!

Booklists/Uniforms/Contact 2021/22

Booklists for the 2021/22 school year are available to download by clicking the attachment below.

Book Rental can be paid at http://ugns.swoofee.com

School uniforms are available to purchase at McCarthy’s Sportsworld, above SuperValu in Glanmire.

The school will re-open on Wednesday 1st September for the new school year.

Queries over the summer holidays can be made by e-mail to principal@upperglanmirens.ie.

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