Congratulations to former student Diego Lopez Clarke, who has been awarded the Trinity College Dublin Entrance Exhibition Award. Diego is currentyl studying ‘Chemical Sciences’ in TCD.
Thank you to those who took part in our virtual event last year for Darkness Into Light. The event is taking place this year on Saturday 8th May at sunrise, approximately 5.40am. Again, we are urging the school community to get involved by walking, swimming, cycling or simply lighting a candle in support and remembrance.
Please continue to spread the message and offer hope by wearing a Darkness Into Light t-shirt, or anything yellow, and sharing your sunrise moment using #DILSunriseAppeal #DIL2020.
We also remind you of the link shared last year by our YSVP team ‘You are not alone’. If you haven't seen it already this is a great video that some of our students took part in: DIL Video
This is the link for this years' video: Darkness Into Light Video 2021
Navigating the Final Term of Leaving Cert 2021 - A Webinar for Parents
Thursday, March 18th at 8pm
The aim of the session is to present the facts of Leaving Cert 2021 to the parents/guardians of the learners in order for them to play a supportive role in the decision making of the students.
Brian Wall (Guidance Counsellor and IGC Member) will make a presentation on the night and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions via the Q+A function also.
Brian’s presentation will focus on the practical and emotional obstacles that lie ahead as well as the issue of calculated grades and/or sitting the Leaving Certificate exam/s.
The presentation will give tips and suggestions around how parents can help their teenager optimise the remaining study time from now until June and their management of the obstacles that may prevent students maximising their efforts.
Please find the registration link here
The webinar will be recorded and a recording will be sent as a resource for all schools to send to parents/guardians of LC students.
Thursday 18th March @ 8 pm.
Facilitated by: Brian Wall
This link Webinars for Parents contains information about a variety of webinars that may be of interest to parents. Topics include: Helping your child in the transition from primary to secondary school; Understanding and supporting bereaved students; Yoga and mindfulness; Supporting the disorganised student; Behaviour - what is my child trying to tell me?; Building resilliance and Getting ready for secondary school.
You may book via the above link.
Last week the Headstrong Mental Health Committee and Ms Cumiskey began work on a padlet, inspired by one they had seen through CDETB.
Click on this link: HEADSTRONG Bulletin to read the first bulletin
full of useful tips and ideas.