On Friday the 11th of May we bid ‘farewell’ to our year 12s as they begin study leave. They enjoyed some sausage and bacon baps and were entertained by the wonderfully talented Glenn Irwin. Mr Massey reaffirmed the message of investing in ourselves for a better future. A few slideshows, messages from staff and pupils, laughs, tears and plenty of photographs rounded off a lovely morning with a wonderful year group.
Good luck in your exams. We are very proud of the exceptional young people you have become.
Study Leave is the opportunity to prepare for your exams at home. This does not mean that you are no longer required to attend school. If your class is identified on this timetable, then you must attend the sessions – these are not optional!
Full school uniform is required when attending both Revision, Blitz and actual exam sessions.
Here are the revision timetables for each year group;
What exactly is the Diana Award?
The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of their main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 24,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools. Set up in 2011, the Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity the Diana Award. In 2013 the programme received funding from the Department for Education. The programme offers resources and training to schools and youth organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. After receiving the training students become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in schools. In their role they help educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates and tolerates difference and help keep their peers safe both online and offline.
Glengormley High School became an anti-bullying ambassador school in 2017. We had our initial training in Ashfield Girls school. Mrs Kerr and Mrs Hodge were initially trained ambassadors for our school.
On Wednesday 9th May 2018 we were then privileged and delighted to have been asked to host an anti-bullying ambassador training event in Glengormley High School on Wednesday 9th May 2018.
The following schools joined us in this event
- Antrim primary school
- Saint Bernard’s Primary School
- Saint Therese of Lisieux Primary School
- Hazel wood secondary school
- Mercy secondary school
Mrs Jackson and Miss Dowds along with
- Emma-Louise Rudd
- Jay Crosbie
- Rachel Laffin
- Holly Clyde
- Lois McGrath
- Chloe McGurk
- Lucy Wilson
- Macy Thompson
- Sophie Millar
- Molly McCrum
- Katie-Hagan Mussen
- Sarah Ferguson
- Connor Lee Hughes
- Callum Hawthorne
- Megan McTaggart
- Anna Stewart
- Hannah McWilliams
- Sarah Ferguson
Took part in the event.
We now have four trained staff and over 20 fully trained pupils who work as Anti-bullying ambassador’s for our school.
#Glengormley High says NO to bullying
Over the next few weeks coming up to the GCSE exams our dedicated teaching staff are running revision classes after school for learners. During these sessions staff will answer questions, cover sections of the course that learners are struggling with and give revision advice.
These classes are meant to top up your learning in the classroom and your revision at home.
For help revising use resources such as:
The Translink Safety Bus visited school today to educate Year 8 about staying safe when using the buses and the roads.
Pupils engaged in lively discussion with Year 12, 13 and 14 pupils in the style of ‘speed dating’, moving from subject to subject to get a holistic feel to picking subjects for GCSE. Pupils were then given case study cards promoting various career paths that certain subjects will lead to. In addition, the case study cards highlighted labour market information along with Salary/Working conditions etc.
Pupils were able to recognise their employability skills and transfer them into making a suitable choice at GCSE relating to their desired career path.
Pupils left armed with information under the CEAIG Framework in order to build a portfolio of work related skills for life.
As a school we are very sorry for the late notice of closure for years 8, 9 and 10. Due to the adverse weather conditions many of our staff were unable to make it into school. This decision was not taken lightly but the safety of the students is paramount.
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.