Health Promoting School

Health Promoting Schools 2018/19

Welcome back everybody! The Health Promoting Schools team have some exciting new ideas for this year.

Thanks to everyone for helping us to extend our collection of Food Heroes! Mr Kerley has made a new shelf for our growing collection so have a look and see if you can find our new friends!

We have also filled our food pyramid with some new foods, take a look and see if you could bring in any foods to add to the different shelves.

The senior classes will begin the new Weaving Well-Being programme this year. The Weaving Well-Being programme is an Irish designed positive mental health programm, which aims to enhance well being in our children.

Stay tuned for more exciting activities!




Health Promoting Schools 2017/2018

Active Schools Week 2018

This year’s Active Schools week has been the most successful to date. The children got the chance to partake in a huge variety of sports including spikeball, basketball, football, obstacle courses, badminton and zumba. All classes did some in-class mindfullness activities during the week. We spent a lovely day dancing at Laharn Cross. We also had a very enjoyable sports day and the sun shone brightly all week!




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All the children from Junior Infants to 6th class got the chamce to take part in aerobics classes each week for six weeks. Thanks to Niamh Cogan, a parent in the school, who visited us each week and put us through our paces!

Lidl’s Food Heroes

Thanks to all the children and parents who helped to collect the tokens for our new Lidl Food Hero teddies. We have displayed the food heroes on our Health Promoting Schools notice board. 

Healthy Eating

The Health Promoting Schools team would like to say a big thank you to Annemarie Browne, a parent in or school, who visited the school to teach us all about the food pyramid.

Annemarie showed us the new food pyramid. We got a chance to put the various foods in the correct shelves. We also learned about the sugar content in many of our favourite foods.

Super Troopers

In term 1 we took part in Laya Healthcare’s Super Trooper programme. The children had active homework, we hope you all enjoyed it as a family and keep it up for the summer months.


In January and February each class followed the Operation Transformation 10@10 exercise videos. Each day at 1:50 we put down our pens and got moving for ten minutes! The children loved being active in the classroom!

Active Schools Flag.


In June 2015 Glantane N.S. was awarded it’s first Active Schools Flag. This was a huge achievement for our school! Thanks to all the staff and students who helped us to achieve the flag.

active flag

Sports Day.

The annual Sports Day was held in Glantane GAA pitch on Tuesday 16th June 2015. The children were involved in lots of different games and activities . The Parents Association provided fruit and water at the pitch. A great day was had by all!

Well done!

Well done to the boys who were part of the Kilshannig u10 team who were runners up in their blitz at the weekend.

Boys blitz team


A huge congratulations to all the children in Glantane N.S. for achieving their first Active Schools Flag. A special thank you to the children on the ASF committee who worked very hard to prepare for our accreditation visit. We hope to raise our flag during the last week of the summer term.

Well done!

Well done to the boys in 6th class who were part of the Mallow U13 rugby team, who recently won the South Munster rugby finals.


School Walk

We had our school walk on 22nd April. The weather was beautiful and all the children were very excited! The children came to school prepared with sun cream, high visibility jackets and sun hats. We walked from the school to the GAA pitch. When we were at the GAA pitch we had some races for the Cork City Sports and had a lovely picnic before returning to the school. Everyone had a great day!

School Walk

Preparing for walk

Races 3


Races 2


This week swimming lessons began in Mallow swimming pool for the children from 3rd to 6th class. The lessons will continue over the next few weeks and we hope that the children will enjoy themselves.

Steps Challenge

This week we are starting our new “Steps Challenge”. Each class will be given a pedometer on a specific day and will record the number of steps they take on that day. The following week they will have to try to break their steps record! Good luck to all the classes!

Céilí Mór

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Scór 2015

Congratulations to all the children who were involved in this year’s Scór competition. The ASF committee were especially delighted to see all the dancing being practised in the school. Well done!

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Irish Dancing

Irish dancing classes have begun in Glantane N.S. Every Friday the children are taking part in a dance class. They are having great fun learning the brush dance, the Siege of Ennis, set dancing and much more!

dance class

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Tennis Demonstration

Lombardstown Tennis Club held a demonstration morning recently at the school with coaches Jo and Liam O’Rourke. Each child that took part in the demo can avail of a free Tennis lesson next Saturday 21st February at Glantane hall.

The club has just received full planning permission to redevelop its facilities, by installing flood lights, building a second court and all weather surface on both courts.

For further information or to book your child’s free lesson contact Tony Ryan on 086 8542525.

What a fantastic opportunity for all!


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Our new Buddy Stop

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Look at our new walkway.

We love the new walkway which the parents in our school created for us. It is especially useful on rainy days and now we have a place to walk even when the pitch is wet!


Look at our lovely school grounds!

We have been working very hard to develop our school grounds. Thanks to all those who helped to create our activity wall, our beautiful murals, the new walking path and the tyre wall. We love our new playground stencils and buddy stop and the playground looks so good with all the new plants and flowers.

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hse markings

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Our Heroes

We were delighted today when the newly crowned North Cork Junior A Football Champions visited our school.

A huge congratulations to everyone!

We were very proud of our past pupils.

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kilshannig tem visit

Red and White Day

We celebrated the success of the Cork ladies GAA Sports Stars yesterday with a red and white day.

Come on the rebels!

red and white day

Active School’s Week – June 9th – 13th 2014

Here are some activities from our Active School’s Week.

Well done Miss Stokes for co-ordinating events.

We are exhausted!!!

Aerobics with Niamh

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Thanks Niamh!

Penalty Shoot out

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Hurling Heroes



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The Big Walk

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Sports Day

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In aid of Special Olympics Ireland

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Active Schools Flag Committee 2014/2015

This is our Active Schools Committee this year:

Mary Stokes

Zoe Roche

Elma Senan

Sean Abbie

Allie Louie

Active Schools Flag

Our school is beginning its journey towards the Active School Flag. We are encouraging the children to increase their physical activity both in school and at home. On the first Thursday of each month we will be having “Bizzy Breaks” in the school yard. The aim of this activity is to get the children active in the form of dance, aerobics etc. Each month a different class will lead the activities. In September Miss O Connor’s class taught us a dance called the Cha Cha Slide and we had great fun! Miss Stoke’s Class got us all moving to the Macarena in October! We can’t wait for Mr. Gayer’s class in November ! If you have any suggestions to make our school more active, please contact Ms Stokes.


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Our Active Schools Flag committee for 2013/2014 are

Mary Stokes
Zoe Roche

Mr Gayer’s “Lunch Time League” has also started again and the children are really enjoying taking part in this great form of physical activity.

Health Promoting School

Glantane National School is very proud to be a Health Promoting School. This year our focus is on healthy eating, particularly encouraging the children to bring a healthy lunch to school.

We hope to highlight healthy eating in our school by organising different events and by re-introducing “Watery Wednesday” and “Fruity Friday”.

Watery Wednesday and Fruity Friday

The children are encouraged to bring water as their drink of choice every Wednesday and to bring fruit and vegetables on Friday. Each teacher counts the number of children who bring water/ fruit/ vegetables on these days and records the number on a special chart. The children have great fun trying to beat their own records! While water, fruit and vegetables are recording on these particular days, we would encourage the children to try to include them in their lunch as often as possible.

The children are making a huge effort to bring healthy lunches to school.

We would encourage students to avoid bringing fizzy drinks, chocolate bars and crisps to school.

Nutrition Policy

Glantane NS Nutrition Policy 2013

A big thank you to all families who took part in the Nutrition Healthy Eating Survey organised by Ms. Stokes. We have received some great suggestions and ideas, some of which will form part of our revised Nutrition policy. The revised Nutrition policy is nearing completion and will be distributed after Easter.

Health Promoting Schools Committee:

We have a very hard working Health Promoting Schools committee, the following are the members of our committee for 2012/1013:

Mary Stokes
Zoe Roche