Holocaust Memorial Day is held on January 27th each year. Glengormley High has been holding a series of special assemblies to commemorate the Holocaust. These have been delivered by the school’s Holocaust Ambassadors Erin English and Natalie Montgomery. The assemblies have focused on the nature of the Holocaust and how discrimination can lead to such terrible events as we are witnessing in Darfur at present and recently in Bosnia.
The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year is the Power of Words. Citizenship classes have been involved in postcard writing exercises to survivors of the Holocaust from World War 2 and the war in Bosnia.
If you are in Year 13 and studying a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Computing) then there is an chance for you to apply for some work experience. This would be a great chance for experience in of research and would make a great addition to your CV and UCAS application.
On Tuesday the 30th of January we held the termly Achievement Award assembly for Voyager.
Pupils were presented with awards for attendance, attitude and individual progress. Congratulations to all those pupils who received awards – well done! For those that didn’t get an award this time keep trying – remember #aspiretosucceed.
Well, this trip was an exhilarating experience with some cherished memories. The hotel was beautiful with fantastic facilities (including a swimming pool). The resort was also lovely and the scenery was breathtaking.
Every day the pupils got an early morning wake up call, which they all appreciated! Breakfast was at 8:00am every morning and everyone were on the buses by 9:15: – 9:30am. We were at the ski school ready for action by 10:00am, and we were off with our ski instructor to do some serious ski-ing. There were some show offs in the groups but believe you me they did fall at some stage – especially Mr Gault!
We had a break for coffee or delicious hot chocolate at about 12pm, and we also had this time to get to know our ski instructors a bit better! Then we had more time to ski until lunch. After lunch we had another lesson from 1:00-3:00pm and after that we went back to the hotel. Apres-ski was time for swimming, chilling out etc. We also had a couple of afternoons to do some souvenir shopping or buying presents to take home.
Every night was time for socialising – each evening had something organised, for example quiz, ringos, bowling, karaoke – we definitely have some pupils and teachers who would be successful on The X-Factor.
As a whole the ski trip was fantastic, but there are some tired faces this week. Everyone was well behaved and seemed to have a good time.
Congratulations to all the pupils from Apollo who received awards in the Achievement Awards Assembly on 29th January 2018. Pupils across the form classes were presented with awards for effort in class, trying hard in the face of difficulty and general attitude in school.
On Thursday 25th of January we held our annual Open Night for pupils in Primary 6 and Primary 7 thinking about choosing secondary schools. Our new principal Mr Massey attended the evening delivering the Principal’s address and meeting parents.
As parents toured the school they were able to see the excellent work that happens day by day in Glengormley High. They also were able to speak to our current pupils about what they are studying and their experiences in GHS.
Many thanks to those parents, P6s and P7s that attended if you need more information feel free to contact us on 02890 837223 or check out the new school prospectus.
Deafness itself is not defined as a special educational need. However, there are language and literacy needs arising from deafness which may require special educational provision. Provision may take the form of speech and language therapy; support from a specialist teacher of the deaf; placement in a Learning Support Centre; or specialist equipment such as a radio aid system.
As the only Post Primary Auditory-Oral Learning Support Centre in Northern Ireland we offer a range of facilities to support the individual needs of pupils.
A qualified Teacher of the Deaf
Delivery of English in the Unit (and other subjects depending on the individual needs of the pupil)
Classroom Assistance in Mainstream classes
A Deaf-Friendly School ethos
Close links with parents
Tailored pupil timetables
Integration into mainstream classes
Audiological checks on equipment
FM Radio systems
We have a dedicated team of caring, supportive and professional staff they are:
Mrs A Penny (Teacher in Charge)
Mrs L Henry (Classroom Assistant)
Miss S Murtagh (Classroom Assistant)
Mrs S Ritchie (Classroom Assistant)
What is Auditory-Oral?
‘Auditory-oral’ is a method of communication used by many deaf and hard of hearing people. The auditory-oral approach maintains that, with the use of hearing aids, radio aids and cochlear implants to amplify residual hearing children can develop their listening skills and spoken language.
In our Hearing Support Unit, we do not use sign language or finger spelling but use natural gesture and facial expressing to underpin learning and understanding.