News and Events
PTFA Craft Fair
Posted Nov 13 2019
Large numbers of parents, friends and students attended Glastry’s recent annual Craft Fair, held in the school’s Assembly Hall and Gymnasium. Craft and food items of all varieties, sizes and types were available for purchase, and the PTFA ladies were on hand to dispense refreshments. Musical entertainment was provided by some of the school’s singers and instrumentalists. Overall the excellent amount of £1570 was raised. Well done, everyone!
Year 8 Home Economics
Posted Nov 10 2019
One of the new subjects for Year 8 students in Glastry is Home Economics, a subject which students always enjoy. Some Year Eight students are pictured making delicious apple crumble in Mrs McCrossan’s class – their first time using ovens.
Year 12 North Down Schools' Cup Football
Posted Oct 17 2019
Congratulations to the College's Senior Football Team who defeated Saintfield 1-0 in a very tight match. Dean Moore scored the only goal, after a goalmouth scramble.
Man of the Match - James Hughes who was outstanding in the centre of defence.
Well done, boys and good luck in the next round!
Alex Duncan – Junior Super 300 Irish Motorbike Champion
Posted Oct 17 2019
Congratulations to Year 10 pupil, Alex Duncan, who is the current Junior Super 300 Irish Motorbike Champion and the Ulster Runner-Up.
Last year Alex was the Runner-up in the Irish Dunlop Master Young Guns Championship and the Runner-Up in the Ulster Championship.
Well done, Alex!
Posted Oct 11 2019
As part of the Year 11 students’ Personal Development programme Blackout was performed to pupils on Thursday 3 October, in association with the Lyric Theatre, Department of Justice, Northern Ireland Prison Service, Northern Ireland Probation Board NI, PSNI and Hydebank Wood College. The play deals with issues such as anti-social behaviour, alcohol and drug misuse, mental health issues and the criminal justice system. The drama and subsequent workshop was highly beneficial and allowed pupils to understand the importance of looking after their mental health. We hope to welcome back the Blackout team to Glastry College in the future.
Glastry Girls Compete in Area Futsal Heat
Posted Oct 4 2019
Welcome to the Class of 2024!
Posted Sep 2 2019
This year Glastry entered two teams in the Northern Ireland Futsal Tournament Area Heat which took place on Friday 27th September 2019, at Lisburn Leisureplex. The Year 8/9 played well with many new faces representing Glastry for the first time. Captain Kirsten Farley led well from the front and had some brilliant performances throughout the tournament. The Year 10/11 team finished runners-up in their section by winning most matches, and only losing one. There was a great team performance from everyone with captain Jane McMaster again leading by example, with an inspiring performance and emerging as Glastry’s top goal scorer. Well done, everyone!
A record Year Eight intake of 126 pupils assembled in Glastry College for their first day of ‘big school’ on Friday 30 August.
Pupils were welcomed to the college by Mr Hutchinson (Principal), Mrs Harris (Vice-Principal), Ms Raife (Head of Year Eight), and their groups tutors. Year 12 pupil mentors were also at hand to provide guidance and assistance to the younger pupils.
Year Eight wore their new school uniform with evident pride and many were excited about the opportunities the future presented.
Welcome to the class of 2024!
Countering Peer Pressure
Posted Nov 28 2019
Glastry College takes the well-being of all its pupils very seriously and was delighted to welcome actors from Collingwood Learning to school on Monday to perform ‘Smashed’ for all Year Eight and Nine pupils. The drama and workshop informed pupils all about the risks associated with underage drinking and peer pressure. It was extremely thought-provoking and a valuable learning experience for all pupils.