April 20, 2018

Child Safeguarding Statement

As per the Department of Education and Skills new Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools 2017 please click on this link to access a copy of The Glebe NS Child Safeguarding Statement March 2018 Our CSS was ratified by the Board of Management at a meeting on March 6th 2018. A hard copy of the original ratified document is available in the school.

Christmas 2017

We recently held our Christmas Concert in the school. It was a very special concert for us as we had two performances. The Junior Room performed The Tiptoe Nativity and the Senior Room performed Cinderella. Everyone did so well and the Mums & Dads and teachers were very proud. They said we were amazing! After the concert we had a little party and a raffle. A fantastic day for our school. Wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at The Glebe NS.

 

The Glebe NS meets the Liam McCarthy Cup!

We recently paid a visit to our neighbours in St Catherine’s NS to meet some of the players and management from the victorious Galway Senior Hurling Team who won the All Ireland Final in September of this year. It was a great privilege to get to hold the cup and chat to the players and we got some great photographs. Many thanks to Cappataggle GAA Club for organising this and to St Catherine’s NS for hosting us.

Aistear Food & Fruity Friday

Some photos from our recent Aistear topic – Food. We held Fruity Friday as part of this topic and it was a huge success! Look at all the fabulous fruit we tried. We even tried lemons and limes! One of our favourite things to do was setting up our Healthy Eating Cafe which we still have in our classroom. Well done everyone!

Trick or Treat for Temple Street

Well done all for raising €60 for Temple Street Children’s Hospital as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street. Great job on your fantastic costumes and many thanks for your donations.

Raising our Green Flag

We had a wonderful day at school raising our Green Flag. Reverend John, Ms. Fenton and some children from the senior room all spoke to us about the Green Flag project. There was a special surprise at the end when an ice cream van drove into the school yard! It was a really lovely treat and everyone enjoyed their ice cream cones. Many thanks to everyone involved for your support and hard work.

School Tours 2017

 

This year the Junior Room went on their school tour to Turoe Farm, in Bullaun, Co. Galway. Turoe Pet Farm is home to a wide variety of animals including pigs, cockerels, ponies, rabbits, donkeys, goats, ducks, Scottish highland cows, llamas and many more. We had a very exciting day  including a guided tour of the farm and playtime fun in ‘Jungle Town’ and ‘Inflatable City’. We also had a delicious hot lunch and got to have a treat in the picnic area.

The Senior Room went on a tour to Athenry Heritage Centre and Castle. The heritage centre provided all the elements for an educational and fun day out. Children  learned using storyboards and interactive exhibits, while enjoying medieval punishments in the market square stocks. The tour came alive when children (and teachers!) dressed up in medieval costumes and staged a short drama. The children got to play in the wooden maze and take part in an archery competition. A tour guide gave a personal tour of the centre and castle, which included demonstrations of armour and weaponry. Additional activities included tug of war, a visit to the medieval garden and a picnic in the picnic area-altogether a great day out! As a final treat we stopped in the Galway Plaza on the way home for our lunch.

Aistear Under the Sea

We loved working on Under the Sea in Aistear. We explored the stories The Snail and the Whale and Commotion in the Ocean. We learned about sea creatures and we researched some of them. We has a lot of fun playing ‘Under the Sea Bingo’ and singing ‘Yellow Submarine’ and ‘The Octopus Garden’.

Green School Award

We are delighted to share the news that our application for the International Green Flag award was successful. The Green Flag was presented to our school recently at the National Green Flag awards ceremony in Galway where representatives from the staff, children and PA received the award. Many thanks to the committee and staff for their tremendous work in this area. This a wonderful achievement for our school

Signs of Spring

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