The HSE has provided information for parents about the changes to contact tracing and testing for children aged between three months and 13 years in early learning and care, school-aged childcare, education, primary-school sports and social settings.
Given the current worrying situation with Covid 19 infection rates currently very high nationally we would like to remind you of the Curragh Post Primary School Covid-19 Response plan. We ask everyone to wear a mask into school every day and to wash hands and use hand sanitizer regularly throughout the day.
Second year students will be participating in the World of Work (WoW) programme with Business in the Community and Horse Racing Ireland. There are five sessions in the programme which will take place between November 2021 and May 2022. The first session will take place in school on Wednesday, November 24th. WoW has been developed to encourage students to maximise their talents and to provide an insight into jobs and careers, how businesses are run and the roles of the employee.
Today marks the beginning of our 3rd wellbeing theme for the year. We join hundreds of schools, Youthreach centres and youth workers across the country as we celebrate LGBTI+ Awareness Week. We will show solidarity with those in our school who identify within this community and #StandUP to LGBTI+ bullying. This is never so more important as recent research shows us that:
Bullying, isolation, and a lack of acceptance has devastating effects on the mental health of LGBTI+ young people who experience twice the levels of self-harm, three times the level of attempted suicide, and four times the level of stress, anxiety, and depression – compared to their non-LGBTI+ friends (Higgins A. et al., 2016).
Across the week we have lots of learning activities across the curriculum dealing with topics such as learning the LGBTI+ Lingo; the importance of respectful language; the impact of LGBTI+ bullying; gender neutral language and much more. We will highlight people in sport, history and science who are part of the LGBTI+ community and create some representative artwork. There are fun activities planned to deal with inclusion, kindness and on Friday we will create a CPPS rainbow of inclusion as each year group will wear an assigned colour and #ComeIn.
There will be lots of resources shared in the students wellbeing areas of Teams with some competitions also. We encourage parents/guardians to check in on this and if you would like further support or information on the topic, you can check out Home - BeLonG To The week is also been marked by 2fm who will host may conversations across the week which would be worth tuning into 🙂
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