Developing the whole person

Talks for parents by Dr. Colman Noctor

* Here is a link to a series of talks for parents in association with the National Parents’ Council and presented by Dr. Colman Noctor
1. Connecting with your child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFLAwDU0GOQ.
2. Helping anxious children : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yW36NTlKPk
3. Your child’s online life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isifSr6oNDM
4. Building your child’s social savvy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zErcybr6wXg

 

Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all our bold and brave young women! You can be whatever you want to be!

‘I CAN VS I.Q.’

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

Wellness Wednesday was a big hit, we had great engagement from all and the feedback was so positive. We hope that there was something for everyone. Below are some of the resources that we provided

Muscle Relaxation – for adults and children!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaTDNYjk-Gw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDKyRpW-Yuc

Aquarium footage to relax to – enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDKyRpW-Yuc

 

Bubble bounce – watch and breathe

Cosmic Kids relaxation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQCnWvwrO8U

Belly breathing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiMb2Bw4Ae8

Storyline online

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E67n1vZZjQ

 

Check out our Music and the Arts page for images from our art competition!

Our super team of SNAs have set a baking challenge for our students! The first baking challenge is pancakes for the day that’s in it! Feel free to add your own twist and email photos to me ! There will be a prize for the person crowned Castletown Bake-off champion!

 

Kitt’s video:  02375673-10a7-4c72-b299-f6db8bde8286

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Click the link above for the recipe for Finola’s yummy brownies!


DONT FORGET TO WEAR RED/PINK for assembly today! I will have a spy looking for the best efforts for a prize!

Join us at 11 for or weekly catch up, raffles, slideshow and much more

Suggested reading for emotional well-being

This guide is a wonderful index of books that can support children experiencing loss, anxiety , low mood etc.

We hope you find it useful.

https://cbi-reading-guides-archive.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/CBI-ReadingGuide_Mind_Yourself.pdf

Fundraising for Gorey St. Vincent de Paul

18/12/2021

6th class handed over their whopping cheque to St. Vincent de Paul today. The members complimented them on their selflessness. Well done again!

Outdoor learning! 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! We have certainly turned necessary outdoor movement breaks into something our children really look forward to. Today, 6th class are working on our outdoor classroom. This is so good for mental well being and contentment. Well done all!

Check out this video of the happy learning environment here! Gardening and gymnastics in the great outdoors!!

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WELLBEING NEWSLETTER

Information from the HSE around well-being: supports for parents and schools.

This newsletter provides some great links around positive mental health, physical activity and how to get your child into a healthy sleep routine. We hope you find it useful.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/QTvCsUB5PuLLG/

Black Lives Matter is a cause that should not only affect adults but children too. Here are some resources that might help you to have discussions with your children. Thank you to those who shared these resources with me.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gz8yo0_I7BQ

The Elmer series of books celebrate diversity and colour differences at an elementary level. The song at the link above is a fun way of sharing a really important message

Reading Material: Today FM provide a list of appropriate reading material recommended by parents. See link below

https://www.todayfm.com/best-bits/books-kids-read-learn-racism-1026357

This article provides some language that may aid conversations with your children around this topic

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This article from The New York Times recommends talking to your child about racism from an early age.  Click on the link below

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At Scoil Ghormáin Naofa we are committed to the creation of an inclusive environment which celebrates all cultures.

AMBER FLAG FOR POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing our first Amber Flag for the promotion of positive mental health in our school. Amber Flag is run by Pieta House.

Now more than ever, we value the importance of positive mental health and mental resilience. We look forward to building on our mental health practices when we return to school.

We believe that our Amber Flag and Active Flag work well in tandem with one another. A healthy mind in a healthy body.