Our School Council have decided to support AgeNI’s “No one should have no one” campaign this Christmas. Pupils are asked to bring £1 to buy presents for lonely elderly people. Donations should be brought to form tutors. #theglengormleyway
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 13 Examinations December 2018
Year 14 Examinations December 2018
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.
100 lucky pupils from Year 8 to Year 12 with the most positive behaviour points will attend the Basketball Classic in November.
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.
Year 8 spent some form time this week carving pumpkins. A competition was then held to see who had the best pumpkin.
Senior School Council – Meeting 1 – Tuesday 9th October 2018
This week our Senior School Council had their first meeting. This one focused on improving the school environment for sixth form students. In particular, they looked at ways that the sixth form study and social areas could be better organised and additional facilities which would make them more user friendly.
They appreciated the addition of sofas to the social area and wanted to thank Mr McDowell for organising these. They did request that staff consider a kettle, toaster and hot drinks machine where they could make their own lunch and enhance the space.
They also discussed the timetabled periods that sixth form pupils have for social / study time and are in talks with Mr McDowell as head of sixth form on how this time can be used more flexibly. They also discussed the role of sixth form study supervisors and raised key areas with Mr McDowell, which he will feed back to those in this role. Other issues such as use of headphones for sixth form pupils are being considered by Mr Hodge and Mr Massey.
The next school council meeting is taking place on Monday 15th October in the drama theatre at 12.50pm.
Junior School Council – Meeting 1 – Thursday 11th October
This week our Junior School Council had their first meeting. We focused on the role of a council member and what the year ahead will involve. The Council discussed ways to gather student opinion and feedback from form classes on areas which need to be discussed and actioned as a school. It was agreed that we would try two methods of information gathering. The first will be a sheet put into registers to gather focused opinions. It will be titled a ‘we need your opinion’ sheet and will have space for pupils to write their thoughts and ideas on a specific topic. The second is to have a suggestions box in each form room for students who are less comfortable to write their ideas for school improvement onto and put into the box anonymously.
The council have also been asked to come up with ideas for a ‘pupil help card’. This is a card which will be given to all pupils outlining where they can find help in school and organisations they can contact outside school. The council have agreed to explore organisations and agencies to put onto this and will gather opinions from form classes on the ‘we need your opinion’ sheet throughout next week.
Lyla and Abbi have agreed to design the ‘we need your opinion’ sheets. All other members will gather suggestions and do personal investigation into organisations.
Chelsea raised the idea of having an ‘anxiety card’ for students who suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. This would allow them to take a short break from a room without having to explain too much to a member of staff. Chelsea has been asked to design this and bring forward to the next meeting.
Molly and Katie suggested having junior Halloween / Xmas disco as a fundraiser. This is something the council will explore further in future meetings.
The next Junior School Council Meeting is Thursday 18th October at lunch in the drama theatre.
At Glengormley High We pride ourselves in offering a wide range of extra curricular activities for all our pupils.
- Fitness Club – yr 11-14 4pm-7.30pm – fitness suite
- Art Club- Senior – 3.30-5pm
- Dance – yr 8-14 – 3.30-4.30pm – gym
- After school study – yr 11-12 3.45-4.30pm – 14g
- Boys football – yr 9-10 – 3.30-4.30pm
- Boys football – yr 12-14 – 3.30-4.30pm
- Choir – yr8-14 – lunchtime – 15g
- Art Club- Senior – 3.30-5pm<
- Adrenaline (scripture union) – junior school – lunch – 20g
- Uplift performing arts lessons- yr8-12 llunchtime – drama theatre
- Fitness club – yr 11-14 – 3.30-7.30pm – fitness suite
- Cookery Club – yr8-14 – 3.30-4.30pm – HE
- Boys football – yr 8 – 3.30-4.30pm
- Netball – yr8-9 – 3.30-4.30pm
- Art Club – Junior School – 3.30-5pm
- After school study – yr 11-12 – 3.45-4.30 -14g
- Rugby – yr 8-9 – 3.30-4.30pm
- Boys football – yr 11 – 3.30-4.30pm
- Science shack – yr8-10 – 3.30-4.30pm 39g
- Adrenaline (scripture union) – senior school – lunch – 20g
- Girls Hockey – Yr8-10 – 3.30-4.30pm
- Art Club- Senior – 3.30-5pm
- Auditions / rehearsal for theatre at the mill – 2.35-3.15pm – drama theatre
- Netball – yr10 –lunctime – Assembly hall
Bronze / Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award – Days / Times announced throughout the year