On Monday 21st, Cancer Focus were in to discuss ways of reducing the risk of getting cancer, being more health conscious and ensuring that you self-examine yourself for ‘lumps and bumps’. It was a very informative morning and enjoyed by all of our A-Level students.
Before Christmas the school council organised Christmas presents to be sent to elderly people as part of AgeNI’s “No-one should have no-one” campaign. One of the elderly people who received a Christmas present from our pupils this year has written a lovely thank you note.
Letter of thanks from Mr Derick Murray
In it he says:
I trust that you all had a very happy Christmas and that you received many lovely presents. I received some myself but do you know, the one that please me most of all was the one that I received from yourselves. I was greatly touched and very grateful to think that you all gave money to buy a present for someone you didn’t even know. That is the true spirit of Christmas.
Thank you once again and may the Lord bless you all.
We are so proud of all of you, thanks for all the effort.
Congratulations Summer another challenge defeated. Here is her after competition report:
On Saturday 20th January I went to a big fight, I was fighting for the Northern Ireland Championships. I entered light contact and full contact and won both of my fights. My opponent in the light contact bout was injured and didn’t want to fight anymore, this meant that I won 2 gold medals. This means I am 2 times Northern Ireland Champion.
We wish her well as she progresses to the WKU World Championships.
Both the Junior and Senior Councils have been working very hard on a number charity and community initiatives.
Age NI – No one should have no one campaign
The students in both the junior and senior councils felt very passionately about this campaign. They got in touch with Age NI and invited one of their members of staff to attend our school and present the campaign to the whole school through year group assemblies. The whole school really got behind the campaign and donated money for the student council to buy gifts for the members of the elderly community who will have no one at Xmas.
The students visited Tesco Northcott and used the donations to purchase gifts. This was a great experience, though some of our members need a little guidance on what items would be suitable for an elderly person! Sinead from Age NI came to collect the gifts on the 17th December to transfer them to the Age NI offices for sorting. We look forward to doing more work with this very worthwhile charity in the future.
Save the Children
Both the Junior and Senior Councils wanted to support the Save the Children Xmas jumper day on the 14th December. They advertised the campaign across the school and it was well supported by staff and students.
Community Xmas Cake Off
Further to our work with the local senior citizens in November the Senior Council organised a Xmas cake off and carol event on the 18th December. This was attended by 22 guests who responded to the flyer drop. The guests had a wonderful afternoon baking and decorating a chocolate log, enjoying a festive lunch and singing carols with the school choir. We look forward to organising more community events in the future.
Thanks to everyone for their hard work!
Today pupils in the HSU enjoyed their annual Christmas Party. Games, Mr Bean, Presents and Burger King were the order of the day. Pupils have worked hard this term and we look forward to seeing them bright and refreshed in January 2019.
We love celebrating our pupils and how wonderful they are! These pupils received certificates from T&D for outstanding achievement in the winter exams.
This is the Glengormley Way in action; Ready to work and Respecting ourselves by doing our best.
On Tuesday 18th December our Senior School Council invites the local Senior Citizens into school to attend our Xmas baking and carol event. The group had a fantastic day baking chocolate logs and singing carols with a group from or school choir. This is only one of the community initiatives our school council have spearheaded this term and it was a huge success. We hope to welcome them back for future events in the new year.
Lewis from Year 8 has been wanting to earn the reward of a Steel Rule since starting in September. Today he earned that reward by coming first in his Christmas Examination. Well done for working towards his personal goal.
The following pupils were the top achievers in Maths in years 8 & 9 in the Christmas Exams. They achieved fantastic results! Year 8: Alex, Jessica, Ben. Year 9: Sarah-Jane, Quade, Jay, Jamie.
In LLW, our pupils did a competition during UK Parliament Week. The pupils had to identify UK MP’s and state the name of their political party. The winners included Teea Barrow (11JS) and Timothy Rea (10DC). Well done to all who took part!