Developing the whole person

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.