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Our Leaving Certificate Prefects have commenced their training to become Leadership Facilitators for LIFT- Leading Ireland’s Future Together.
 
 

CRESTS/INITIALS

As we are piloting the PE Uniform, we are not recommending a crest or initials at this time. 

LADIES TEE SHIRT IN THE COMBINATION OFFER

If you wish to swap the Regular Tee Shirt to the Ladies Tee in the Half Zip Suit & Tee combination, you make this request in the comment box just before checkout. There is no extra charge.

MIXING SIZES IN THE COMBINATION OFFER

If you wish to mix sizes in the combination offers, order in the size of the bigger garment(s), and request the necessary swap for smaller piece in the comment box just before checkout. *   

*Where the price is different, you need to pay the price for the bigger set to comply with VAT regulations. 

SIZING/ SAMPLES  

There is a sizing chart on the website.  Also, there are a couple of samples at school, if needed. 

 Dear Parents & Students,  

We hope that you are keeping well and that all our students are enjoying the break. We look forward to school reopening and meeting all our new and returning students.   

 

IMPORTANT DATES  

You will find a reminder of return dates/book rental collection/iPad collection in tables below. 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY/COMMUNICATING 

Advice from HSE and NPHET is that we continue with the practices adapted last September to help prevent the spread of Covid 19.  We will update you on these before school opens.   All students will require face masks. 

All parents were sent a text on August 6th . If you did not receive this text, it is important that you let us know and we will resolve the issue.  Please remember to notify us about any change of phone number/address/email/medical conditions etc.   

 

PE UNIFORM SHOP IS OPEN 

Our online PE Uniform Shop is now open.  

You can access it on our website www.glenamaddycs.ie, or by clicking here or through

https://www.teamwear.ie/your-shop/glenamaddy-community-school.html

Regarding the wearing of PE clothes on one day per week (the day a student is timetabled for PE or Games), we will continue this practice, and pilot a scheme to introduce a PE Uniform.  As mentioned in our last letter, we are asking everyone to make an effort to standardise the PE gear worn to school.    

 

First Years should wear a tracksuit bottoms and top/t-shirt from the school online shop. 

All other students are asked to order a tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt from this site, or wear a plain black or navy tracksuit bottoms, a plain white or blue (any shade of blue) top/t-shirt. 

 

Students may wear runners on the day they have PE/Games. Plain black shoes and uniform to be worn on the other four days.  

We continue to plan for a successful school year and thank you for all your cooperation in attaining this goal.   

If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch by phone (094 96 59 315) or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Yours sincerely, 

James Duignan                  Eileen Gildea 

Principal                             Deputy Principal 

  

Monday 30thAugust 

Leaving Cert, Junior Cert & First Year students return. 

Full day 9am - 3.50pm. Buses Run.      

Tuesday 31stAugust 

Second & Fifth Year students return. 

Thursday 2ndSeptember 

TY & LCA students return. 

October Mid-term 

Week 25-29thOctober inclusive. 

Monday 29thNovember 

No School - Discretionary Day. 

Christmas Holidays 

School closes Wednesday 22ndDecember. 

Re-opens Thursday 6thJanuary 2022. 

February Mid-term 

Week 21st- 25thFebruary inclusive. 

Friday 18thMarch 

No School - Discretionary Day. 

Easter Holidays 

11thApril - 22ndApril inclusive. 

Dates for Parent Teacher Meetings & Training Days will be confirmed in September. 

  

  

Book Rental Details and Collection Dates 

1st& 5thYears 

Collect Monday, Tuesday Wednesday 23rd, 24th, 25thAugust 10am - 2pm. (For payment, see link texted to your mobile August 6th). 

2nd,3rd& 6thYears 

Students have most of their books already. Pay €130 annual book rental fee (link texted to your mobile August 6th). 

TYs & LCAs 

Necessary books & materials will be available to rent or purchase in school or from the relevant teacher. 

 

iPad Users  

Details for students using iPads will follow.  

Dear Students and Parents,
 

I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well.

 

We are finishing up the 2020/21 academic year here today. Our Leaving Cert students finished their exams last week, our new First Years got a chance to visit us this week, while all our other students have had their June holidays already and are hopefully enjoying themselves or are busy working.

 

We want to thank everyone in our school community for their cooperation and support throughout this past year. With perseverance, purpose, and patience we prevailed.

When we take time to reflect, we can appreciate all the little things and all the big things, curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular, that make up life in our schools.Sometimes we do not realise we are living through history, we are just doing our best, one day at a time, working hard and trying to have some fun along the way.

 

As it stands, we will be returning to the new school year more or less as we left off in May, following Covid protocols. We will be guided by the latest Department of Education advice and will do all we can to keep those in our care safe and well.

 

Calendar & Dates

Monday 30thAugust

Leaving Cert, Junior Cert & First Year students return.

Full day 9am -3.50pm. Buses Run.     

Tuesday 31stAugust

Second & Fifth Year students return.

Thursday 2ndSeptember

TY & LCA students return.

October Mid-term

Week 25-29thOctober inclusive.

Monday 29thNovember

No School - Discretionary Day.

Christmas Holidays

School closes Wednesday 22ndDecember.

Re-opens Thursday 6thJanuary 2022.

February Mid-term

Week 21st- 25thFebruary inclusive.

Friday 18thMarch

No School - Discretionary Day.

Easter Holidays

11thApril - 22ndApril inclusive.

Dates for Parent Teacher Meetings & Training Days will be confirmed in September.

 

iPads & Book Rental Scheme

Our students may choose to use an iPad or avail of our book rental scheme again this year.

Relevant information is available onwww.glenamaddycs.ie.

We continue to use iPads as a learning tool. iPads may be ordered from Galway Compu b on (091) 755222 and collected at school with together with the hard-back books in late August.

The annual book rental fee is €130 which is payable online through a link which will be sent to you by text from the school office in early August. This link will bring you to the fees page where you will find what monies are payable.

No books can be issued without payment. Separately, workbooks & materials for Music, Art & the practical subjects may be purchased from the relevant teacher.

Book Rental Details and Collection Dates

1st& 5thYears

Collect Monday, Tuesday Wednesday 23rd, 24th, 25thAugust 10am - 2pm.

2nd,3rd& 6thYears

Students have most of their books already. Pay €130 annual book rental fee online through the office in August. 

TYs & LCAs

Necessary books & materials will be available to rent or purchase in school or from the relevant teacher.

School Uniform

Our students wear the school uniform well. The uniform is available from Dympna McDermotts on (094) 9659087. Students may wear any brand of black leather shoes. Runners are not allowed.

PE Uniform Update

Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, students may wear PE gear on PE/Games Day.ThePE gear/uniform will consist of a plain black or navy tracksuit bottoms, top and runners.

We are conscious of and want to avoid peer pressure regarding designer labels, trends, and the associated costs. To this end we are looking at the possibility of introducing an online PE Uniform Shop where all students and parents can order and purchase from a range of Glenamaddy Community School standardised PE gear.

We would like to introduce this standard gear as a core part of the school uniform for incoming First Years. We will keep you posted of developments.

We ask for your support in ensuring compliance with our school uniform.

 

Family Contribution

The Board of Management asks all families tocontribute the following to the cost of integral student service online via the link on the school website. Your contributions will be gratefully appreciated, as they will directly benefit your children and their school. Families may avail of the School Insurance Scheme.

  • One student - €60 family contribution + €10 insurance                   
  • Two students - €90 family contribution + €20 insurance
  • Three or more students - €120 family contribution + €10 insurance per child

 

Business/Computer Fetac Level 5 Course

Would you like to join our Fetac Level 5 Business/Secretarial course incorporating Computers, iPads, Accounting, Marketing & Communications? Tuition times & days are flexible & we cater for all levels.  Please contact the school (094) 9659315 for details.

 

School Policies & Code of Good Behaviour

Each year the Board of Management approves the policies which govern the school. The policies of the school include the Code of Good Behaviour, Anti Bullying Policy, Homework Policy, Admissions Policy etc. are available onwww.glenamaddycs.ie. We ask parents to read the Code of Good Behaviour with their children. For our code to work, the support & cooperation of parents, staff & students is vital. It is a condition of entry to Glenamaddy Community School that all parties sign the Acceptance of the Code of Good Behaviour printed in the School Journal.

 

Promise of a Sunny Day with Definite Certainties of Rain

This time last year we were bolstered by Heaney’s promise that ‘if we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere’.

Perhaps you might consider some of poet, Paul McCarrick’sPromise of a Sunny Dayin Galway, all be it with definite certainties of rain.

 

Galway is the promise of a sunny day with definite certainties of rain,

wrapped in another promise of a longer November evening,

all trapped in a magician's pocket on Shop Street who promises

you the world but gives you wrong directions to the Claddagh.

 

Until we see you back in school, I hope you got some natural vitamin D and a few freckles.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Duignan                            Eileen Gildea

Principal                                       Deputy Principal

Awards 2018/19

cup

ALL IRELAND SENIOR A

CHAMPIONS 2015

President's Visit

School iPads

 

 

Glenamaddy Community School, Church Street, Glenamaddy, Via Castlerea, Co. Galway, F45KF50

 

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