School Notes 13th January 2017

New Year Greetings!

The management and staff wish to extend best wishes for a Happy New Year to all our students, parents, guardians and the wider community. After a lovely Christmas break we all returned energised and ready for the term ahead. This term is always a busy one particularly for our Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students preparing for mock exams, oral exams and finishing projects but we look forward as always to a productive term.

Mock Exams

The Junior Cert and Leaving Cert mock exams will commence on January the 23rd of January. This year exams will take place in our new sports hall. Students are preparing and being guided by their teachers with study and revision tips for these exams. The exams are very important for students in preparation for their state exams in June and we wish students the best of luck.

Evening Classes Spring 2017

We are delighted to announce that Glenart College first Adult Education Evening Classes will commence on Monday the 30th of January. It is a very exciting time and we are delighted to offer fantastic courses to the community. Places are filling up quickly so visit our website or Facebook page for details of all the courses available. For further information phone 0402 32149 or email

Please also check this issue of the Wicklow People for the evening class advertisement.


Mindfulness for Parents- a new year resolution with health benefits built in!

Mindfulness is a scientifically proven strategy in wide use today in schools and colleges and within parent and community  groups. It can help to balance the demands of daily living in terms of stress management and can also help to bring calm into challenging situations with added benefits to our health.This free course for Parents and Guardians starts on Tuesday 17th January from 10-11.30am.  All are most welcome to attend. To book a place please phone 0402 32149 or text your name to 086 0429455 and a place will be reserved for you. The course takes place over six weeks.


First Year Day Out!

First year students accompanied by their year head and class teacher had a wonderful day out just before Christmas as a reward and recognition of their hard work and enthusiasm last term. They travelled to Courtown for bowling and crazy golf. It was a great opportunity for them to celebrate as a year group and they thoroughly enjoyed the day.


Trip to the cinema!

Second and third year students enjoyed a morning out recently to Arklow cinema. They went to see ‘Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them’. The trip was organised for the students by their year heads to reward  students’ excellent work and behaviour last term. These trips are held twice yearly and students are always very keen to be included.


Meeting an Irish Sports star.

On Wednesday the 14th of December our principal Ms Kearns accompanied by two second year students Michelle Bertsch and Aida Urbanaviciute  to meet Ronnie Delany at the Arklow Municipal Centre. He spoke about his 1500m Olympic win in 1956.  The students said that Mr. Delany was a very funny and engaging man and “we took pictures and shook hands with him”. “We also got to watch his race from an old recording”. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience of meeting a wonderful Irish sports star. In fact one of our 6th year classes are named after him!