Extra-Curricular

Extra-Curricular Activities

At Glengormley High School we are committed to providing a range of extra-curricular activities which benefit our pupils, academically and personally, in a number of ways. Engaging in extra-curricular activities is proven to help boost the academic performance of pupils as well as helping develop pupil’s self-esteem, confidence and help build relationships in a fun and engaging learning environment.

Day

Activity

Monday

Year 8-10 Girls Hockey

Year 10 Boys Football

Science Shack (15:00 – 15:45)

Bookworm Buddies Reading Club

 

Tuesday

Adrenaline (Late Lunch)

Year 8-10 Girls Cheerleading

 

 

 

Wednesday

Technology Club

Eco Club

 

Year 8 Rugby

Year 9 Rugby

Year 8-14 Girls Football

 

 

Thursday

Cookery Club

Physical Training (after School)

Year 9 Boys Football

Taekwondo (evening)

Homework Club

Year 8 Boys Football

Year 8 Girls Football

 

Other Extra- Curricular Activities

ICT suites open daily after school

Games club open daily

Careers Advice

Duke of Edinburgh

Business Training

African school links programme

DVD Club

Grow Your Own Show – Extended Schools Event

NIE Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships

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.

Year 10 enjoy Speedy Options Day

On Wednesday 5th February Year 10 pupils had the opportunity to talk to Year 12 and 6th Form pupils about the subjects available to them at Key Stage 4. They received information about subjects and progression to 6th form and careers. They also received an options booklet and information on their pathways. Please remember that Year 10 Parent Interviews are on Monday 10th February at 2.45.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have then.

 

Year 10 Option Choices Event

Our Year 10 option process begins this week.

On Wednesday 5th February pupils will receive information on the courses available to them in Years 11 and 12. They will have the opportunity to talk to pupils who are already studying these courses, receive an option booklet with details of the courses and information on their pathway.

We feel that there is no longer a need for the planned Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 5th February as all issues can be addressed at Parent Interviews.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact school or speak to us at Parent Interviews on Monday 10th February. Senior teachers and Heads of Department will be available to answer any questions then.

Mrs M K McCartney

 

Art Department showcases student work

The Art Department will be showing this year’s amazing GCSE and A Level work on Monday 24th June in the Hamilton Building from 2.45 – 4.00 pm. If you get a chance pop in for some tea and cake to celebrate all beautiful pieces of Art created this year. Pupils, parents and members of the community very welcome! #aspiretosucceed #learningwithoutlimits

GCSE Grading Changes

Information on changes to grading

The grading of GCSE has changed and this affects how Grades are awarded at GCSE level.

To find out more visit the link or click on the image below – http://ccea.org.uk/regulation/gcse_grading

Here you can read all about the changes that have been implemented and how it affects you. Click on the image.

 

 

 

 

Julie Nelson and Interview with a sporting legend

Julie Nelson, Northern Ireland’s most capped international football player came into school for a Question & Answer session with some of our pupils.  We heard about the highlights of Julie’s sporting career and the more difficult aspects and sacrifices that had to be made to reach the top level in sport. Thank you to Julie for taking the time to come in and encourage the girls.

 

Well done Summer – Two time Northern Ireland Kickboxing Champion

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.