EA Admission Guidance for P7 Parents

Getting ready for the transition from primary school? We’re planning for our Open Night on the 16th January and we’re looking forward to meeting pupils and their parents. The link below is to a guide from EA that will provide you with some good advice on planning for the transition and manage the process of admission to Post-Primary school. 
 
https://www.eani.org.uk/post-primaryadmissions

Open Night 2019 – Wednesday January 16th 7:00 – 9:00 PM

On Wednesday January the 16th 2019 Glengormley High welcomes pupils and parents from P6 and P7 to our annual Open Night. Come along for a tour of the school, the chance to speak to our pupils about what life is really like at Glengormley High and the opportunity to hear of the new developments in school from Mr Massey our Principal.

School will be open from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and the Principal’s address will take place at 7.00pm.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact school on 02890 837223 or email us info@glengormleyhigh.com

The Glengormley Bakeoff – Junior School Edition

On Thursday we held an Inter-House Competition for Junior School – The Glengormley Bake-Off. There was an amazing buzz + competitive spirit throughout the HE department. All pupils performed exceptionally; our judges had a few tough decisions to make!

The winners will be announced on Facebook

World Aids Day 2018 Activities

As part of Learning for Life and Work, our students were doing an HIV/AIDs awareness day to correspond with World AIDs Day (1st December).  In Geography they were mapping out countries with the highest incidence of AIDs, in Maths they were analysing AIDs data, in Science they were looking at the biology of a virus, in English they were looking at how the media portrayed  AIDs and many other activities were going on across the school.  We had a display outside the school with 36 red balloons, each representing one million people affected with HIV/AIDs.

Christmas Experience – fun for 450 Primary 7 Pupils at Glengormley High School

On Friday Glengormley High School was privileged to welcome 450 amazing pupils from our local area to sample life in ‘big school’. The GHS staff went above and beyond to provide a high school experience to help prepare the P7 children for the transition in September. Pupils sampled lessons across every subject area including a focus on robotics, baking shortbread, Photoshop, screen printing, trampoline tuition and getting creative in the ICT, Technology and Science labs.

 

Seaview Primary, Glengormley Integrated Primary, King’s Park Primary, Ballyhenry Primary, Carnmoney Primary, Mossgrove Primary, Mossley Primary and Whitehouse Primary – you were AMAZING. A credit to your parents and a credit to your schools!

 

Keep an eye on our social media – we have something VERY SPECIAL coming up very early in the new year. If you loved the experience today (and we know you did), then you can join in with more fun very soon.
 
Glengormley High School is endorsed by Pivotal Education and is a school you can trust. We cater for all abilities and offer 7 years settled education in a caring setting with passionate and enthusiastic staff. Want to know more about our amazing school? Then come to Open Night at 7pm on Wednesday 16th January 2019. Can’t wait until then? Then ring the school and ask for a 1-1 meeting with our Principal.
 
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Winter Exam Timetables

Here are the timetables for the Winter Exams running from 3rd to 6th of December. Pupils do not attend school on Friday as we are closed for Staff Training.

Year 8
Year 8 Examinations December 2018

Year 9
Year 9 Examinations December 2018

Year 10
Year 10 Examinations December 2018

Year 11
Year 11 Examinations December 2018

Year 12
Year 12 Examinations December 2018

Lower Sixth
Year 13 Examinations December 2018

Upper Sixth
Year 14 Examinations December 2018

Scottish School Leader says we are Inspirational

Cherie Anderson, a school leader from Glasgow came to Northern Ireland yesterday, specifically to visit Glengormley High School. Having read about the amazing changes in Glengormley High School through Twitter, felt that she needed to visit and see what was going on. Cherie spent the full day, learning about our journey and meeting our pupils for herself. She summed up our journey with one word – ‘inspirational’! Such an honour to serve our community.

Elvis the Elk visits school

Today we had a special guest in school – Elvis the Elk the mascot of the Ulster Elks basketball team. Elvis met our wonderful Year 8 pupils to promote our school and the Belfast Basketball Classic in the SSE arena.

As a school we are supporting the San Francisco Dons as they play in the tournament.

(http://ow.ly/AB9i50jC5w3)

100 lucky pupils from Year 8 to Year 12 with the most positive behaviour points will attend the Basketball Classic in November.

Presentation of Awards 2018 – The Theatre at the Mill

On Thursday the 25th of October we held our annual Presentation of Awards. This year the ceremony was held in The Theatre at the Mill and our guest speaker was Ross Wilson. Ross is a former pupil of the school, an internationally acclaimed artist, one of our school houses is named in his honour. Altogether it was very enjoyable evening as we celebrated the greatest asset of Glengormley High School our wonderful pupils.

Congratulations to all those who received awards and many thanks to Ross Wilson for his speech and distributing the awards. Here are some of the photos taken during the event – look for some familiar faces.