Safer Internet Day 2018 is being celebrated globally today on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. Glengormley High has been connecting with SID2018 by using a Word Wall to describe their online safety awareness.
Citizenship Classes have been completing the SID2018 quiz and other classes are trying the 7 Day Social Media Detox.
Year 8 pupils were studying the topic of Rivers and looked at the causes and impacts of flooding in Cumbria in 2009. They then used the information to create a BBC role-play on the flooding. This allowed the pupils to work as a team, develop communication and presentation skills and have fun as part of the leaning process.
On Monday the 5th of February Year 12 students engaged in an Interview Success Workshop to help them understand and develop the key skills they need to go forward into work. The morning was fun, interactive and taught students to:
Know the different types of interview that exist and their purpose
Be able to identify ways to research and prepare effectively beforehand
Practice simulated interviews using the STAR model to answer questions.
Students viewed a live performance of ‘Macbeth’. Commedia of Errors Theatre Company, who have been performing at The Lyric Theatre, came and provided an excellent adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. GCSE students got to work with one of the actors on developing analytical skills on iambic pentameter.
Holocaust Memorial Day is held on January 27th each year. Glengormley High has been holding a series of special assemblies to commemorate the Holocaust. These have been delivered by the school’s Holocaust Ambassadors Erin English and Natalie Montgomery. The assemblies have focused on the nature of the Holocaust and how discrimination can lead to such terrible events as we are witnessing in Darfur at present and recently in Bosnia.
The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year is the Power of Words. Citizenship classes have been involved in postcard writing exercises to survivors of the Holocaust from World War 2 and the war in Bosnia.
If you are in Year 13 and studying a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Computing) then there is an chance for you to apply for some work experience. This would be a great chance for experience in of research and would make a great addition to your CV and UCAS application.
Deafness itself is not defined as a special educational need. However, there are language and literacy needs arising from deafness which may require special educational provision. Provision may take the form of speech and language therapy; support from a specialist teacher of the deaf; placement in a Learning Support Centre; or specialist equipment such as a radio aid system.
As the only Post Primary Auditory-Oral Learning Support Centre in Northern Ireland we offer a range of facilities to support the individual needs of pupils.
A qualified Teacher of the Deaf
Delivery of English in the Unit (and other subjects depending on the individual needs of the pupil)
Classroom Assistance in Mainstream classes
A Deaf-Friendly School ethos
Close links with parents
Tailored pupil timetables
Integration into mainstream classes
Audiological checks on equipment
FM Radio systems
We have a dedicated team of caring, supportive and professional staff they are:
Mrs A Penny (Teacher in Charge)
Mrs L Henry (Classroom Assistant)
Miss S Murtagh (Classroom Assistant)
Mrs S Ritchie (Classroom Assistant)
What is Auditory-Oral?
‘Auditory-oral’ is a method of communication used by many deaf and hard of hearing people. The auditory-oral approach maintains that, with the use of hearing aids, radio aids and cochlear implants to amplify residual hearing children can develop their listening skills and spoken language.
In our Hearing Support Unit, we do not use sign language or finger spelling but use natural gesture and facial expressing to underpin learning and understanding.