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Welcome to Glenart College
Glenart College is a co-educational secondary school under the patronage of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) serving South East Co Wicklow and parts of North Wexford. The College, located in Arklow, is in a state-of-the-art newly built school that provides excellent facilities for our students. We are committed to providing an education that takes the individual needs of our students into account so that they can reach their full potential both academically and personally.
We take great pride in the progressive and friendly learning environment that welcomes our students. This is achieved through the dedication and experience of our teaching staff and student support structures. Our motto of Respect, Concern and Consideration underpins the ethos of our school and is at the core of our mission statement.
Students can choose form an excellent range of subjects and programmes that will suit their individual learning needs. They will also have the opportunity to participate in wide range of sporting, cultural and academic extra-curricular activities.
We look forward to welcoming new parents and students to Glenart College where we will work in partnership to ensure an excellent education for your child.
Glenart College is part of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board [KWETB] second level colleges. It is a progressive school which has catered for the changing educational needs of the people of Arklow and surrounding areas since 1905. We are very proud of the educational achievements of those who have passed through our doors in the meantime.
We take great pride in the healthy learning atmosphere that generations of pupils and teachers have created in the College. Our vibrant and dedicated staff members ensure a high quality education service in a setting where mutual respect, concern and consideration are expected. All staff members are encouraged to take the individual needs of students into account so that they can achieve their potential whatever their aptitudes may be.
As parents are the primary educators of the students their involvement is actively encouraged at the school and structures are in place to ensure that a strong partnership exists.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new parents and students and assure you that we will do everything we can to make your experience in Glenart College a happy and educationally productive one.
Our school does not exercise any student intake criteria and caters academically for a range of abilities using varied teaching strategies and offering a broad range of choice within the school curriculum. All students are treated equally as we prepare them to become citizens of the world.
The choice of a suitable second level school for your son/daughter is one of the most important and most difficult decisions any parent/guardian will ever have to make. Therefore, all concerned should choose carefully and wisely. Many factors have to be considered and by considering this prospectus we hope to help you with your final decision. Since 1905, Glenart College has provided a quality educational service for all sectors of its local community. It has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of many educational innovations. All of these initiatives are aimed at developing the full potential of each student in our care. At Glenart College we have an excellent range of subjects, taught to all levels by a highly qualified and professional team of teachers. Should any additional information be required, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Arklow Enterprise Town We are delighted to be hosting Arklow Enterprise Town for the Bank of Ireland on Saturday the 7th of October. We are looking forward to welcoming businesses and community groups to Glenart College. CIDESCO World Congress Dorothy Lawlor, Beauty Therapy Course Coordinator at Glenart College and Vice President of CIDESCO Ireland recently travelled to the 71st World Congress and Exhibition in Mumbai, India. This was a fantastic opportunity for Dorothy to be part of the world’s prominent meeting for presenting and gathering the latest information on Health, Personal Care, Wellness, Spa and Beauty. Student Council Student Council Elections will take place on Friday the 29th of September. Prior to elections this year all candidates must present their election speech in the GPA outlining their reasons for presenting for election. The current council are still busily working away on planning events for Stand Up Week 2017 and their upcoming trip to the Comhairle na nOg AGM. They also presented an update of their ongoing work at the recent Board of Management meeting. Mindful Colouring An opportunity has been given to students to engage in the process of Mandala’s or mindful colouring.This is taking place in the Meditation…
Warm Welcome A new school year and it was wonderful to welcome over ninety first year students to the school. We also extend a warm welcome to new students’ in other year groups and to students visiting from other countries for the year. We would also like to welcome our new Deputy Principal Mr. Cloney with a wealth of experience in education and look forward to working with him in the years ahead. We are also very excited to offer new additional subjects including Spanish, Music and Religion (as an exam subject). First Year Induction As part of the extensive first year induction programme a meeting took place for the parents and guardians of the first year students last week. A large group of enthusiastic parents attended and were given information to help them support their son/daughter as they transfer from primary to secondary school. Also as part of this programme the first year students enjoyed a Friendship Bonding Day on Friday. This gave the students a chance to get to know each other and help reduce anxiety in the move. The students got involved in a number of team building activities. The feedback was very positive and…