From Monday 14th September we intend to resume practical PE classes for all Year 8-10 pupils. Our young students have responded magnificently to the classroom based programmes and general procedures around school and we strongly believe that it is important now to safely reintroduce exercise into the school day.
Please note the following;
On a day that your son or daughter has PE, he or she will come to school already dressed in the GHS sports kit. This will include;
GIRLS – Polo shirt, black leggings or tracksuit bottoms, school hoodie (optional) and blazer, school sports socks and trainers.
BOYS – Red GHS football top or white t-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms (school shorts may be worn underneath), school hoodie (optional) and blazer, school sports socks and trainers.
All of the GHS sports gear can be purchased from The Jeanery in Glengormley, except for black tracksuit bottoms.
All classes will take place outside. In the event of bad weather students will follow a health related programme in their bubble classrooms. If your son or daughter is not able to take part in PE on a particular day due to illness or injury, please send a short note outlining the reason.
We will of course update you if there are any further changes and if you have any queries regarding PE & Sport in school, don’t hesitate to contact one of our PE teachers.
N Officer (Head of PE & Sport)
Mrs Mercer was delighted with some of the work in her Music Google Classroom – pupils had to create their own Rap on themes surrounding school or our current issues, Linked below are some of the fantastic efforts from our pupils.
Hi All – This is an interesting read for our parents. The document has some good advice for managing our pupils at home and promoting positive learning and approaches to home study.
Behaviour Support at Home
Scanning Pens Trial Available
Scanning Pens is a leading supplier of Assistive Technology with offices in the US, UK, Australia, India and Canada. Thousands of children use the ReaderPen every day of the week in schools and at home. For many years Scanning Pen has provided free trials to schools, but now for the first time ever Scanning Pens is delighted to offer a free 14 day trial of the Award Winning ReaderPen to parents.
There are a range of really useful apps that can be downloaded and used to support pupils with difficulty in Maths. This can include pupils with dyscalculia or numeracy difficulties.
Click the link to access the resource – Apps for learners with dyscalculia/numeracy difficulties
There are a range of apps available to assist with pupils are dyslexia and reading difficulties – check this link for information on the apps available
Apps for learners with dyslexia
School Leavers can visit this link to find out information about the latest apprenticeship opportunities
NIE are offering school leavers the opportunity to apply for their apprenticeship programme Training is provided by their experienced training instructors and we have a history of providing jobs and career progression on the successful completion of apprentice training.
Each year they recruit apprentices for one or more of these roles depending on our business requirements. This year they are currently looking for Electrician (Metering) Apprentices
During the two year programme all apprentices will work towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification alongside gaining new technical and practical skills.
Selection will be by application form, aptitude testing, practical assessment centre and interview.
For more information or to apply: https://www.nienetworks.co.uk/careers/apprentice-training-programme
Online applications open from Monday 27 January through to 4pm on Friday, 21 February 2020. Early applications are encouraged.
Mivan are currently recruiting for Apprentice Joiners through the Apprentice Navigators Programme, our new student engagement initiative. A Mivan Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to start your career and earn while you learn. You will gain NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications working on exciting global projects while developing a range of skills to become a qualified joiner.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Apprentice Navigators Programme please come along to our open evening on Thursday 5th March 2020 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at our premises on Greystone Road, Antrim.
The evening will include presentations, a tour of our facilities and the opportunity to talk to current Mivan apprentices and employees.
Mivan Apprentice Open Night A5
Our school is a member of the North Belfast Learning Community and as a result Y10-Y14 parents and pupils are invited to attend a Careers Convention on Wednesday 12th February from 7-9pm at St Malachy’s College, Antrim Road, Belfast.
This is an excellent opportunity to visit exhibitors and discuss options post 16/18.
Careers Convention 2020 Poster
Exhibitor List 2020