Changes to Lunctimes in the Canteen

Following a study by members of the school council we are changing arrangements for lunch in the cantee.   The Canteens are now named 1 + 2. Canteen 1 is the old hot food canteen and Canteen 2 is the sandwich / salad bar canteen.

The difference is that Canteen 2 along with sandwiches / salads, will now have a selection of Panini’s, burgers etc as well.  This will allow more children to access this side and lessen the queue time in Canteen 1.

The menus for each canteen are shown below:

Canteen 1

Canteen 2

Sixth Form Council update

Here are the School Council reps for Sixth form..

.. and now an update on what they have been doing.

The sixth form council reps have been busy making plans to improve the sixth form centre and social area.  Miss Mulholland has provided Art canvases and Mrs Jackson has asked the building supervisor to put this up in the space.  Glenn Lucas secured movie posters for the social area and the team have agreed to work together to decorate the social area with these.


The team have decided to have a raffle to raise money to further improve the sixth form centre facilities.  Prizes will include, a night for two at the Europa hotel, pamper packs from superdrug, itunes vouchers to name but a few.  The raffle will be open to staff and pupils and the draw will take place on Friday 29th November.


The council reps will also be working with the organisation ‘Hope Harbour’ and will be appealing to the whole of sixth form to get together and gather items for their Xmas campaign for the homeless in Belfast.  A small number of the team will also be volunteering with Hope Harbour in the evening to help feed the homeless community and give out sleeping bags in a couple of weeks’ time.

Key Stage 4 Council update

First of all here are the school council reps for Key Stage 4:


And now for an update….

The key stage 4 council reps have been considering ways to support the elderly community coming up to Xmas.  Tee-Jay suggested a bingo and buns event at the local nursing home.  Mrs Jackson has made contact and is waiting for the response.


The council would also like to organise a Xmas baking event for the elderly community and bring them in to use our Hospitality facilities.  Mrs Jackson has been in contact with local councillors and is finalising a date for this to take place.


At the next meeting the group will consider ways to support Age NI coming into the Xmas period.

Key Stage 3 Council news

First of all here are our Key Stage 3 Council Reps:

And now for an update….

The key stage 3 council reps started their work by auditing the number of students using the hot and cold food canteens.  We have discovered that the hot foot canteen is used 3 times more regularly than the sandwich / salad bar.  The council are in talks at the moment with the Canteen managers to discuss ways of spreading the number of pupils more evenly across both canteens to reduce the queue times.  Watch this space for more news on that.


The year 10 pupils requested being able to use the junior playground to play football and basketball at lunchtime.  This request was brought forward to the SLT and they have agreed this request.


The students also raised concerns over toilet locks and soap dispensers. Since then the building supervisor and his team have been working hard to repair locks and are looking into the costs of new soap dispensers.


The year 10 pupils also asked to have their allocated toilet facilities to be moved to the Templeton building.  Again SLT have agreed with this decision.

Welcome to our new Year 8 pupils

It’s been great to welcome new Year 8 pupils to the Glengormley Family.  Here are some photos from their first few days.


Queens Junior Academy Medicine and Life Sciences Day

This week our Queen’s Junior Academy students visited the Medical Biology Center at Queen’s University for an introduction to Medicine & Life Sciences.  They had a great time being show around and learning more about what study at Queen’s could look like.