Sunday 28th brought the end of an 8 week-long Operation Transformation challenge in CPPS. Our 6th year student Conor McCabe was at the helm of the operation leading the troops through their kilometers! Members of staff and students have engaged with an programme to encourage physical and mental wellbeing. Across the 8 weeks members walked, ran or cycled varying distances. These distances were recorded, and weekly updates were given in relation to who had travelled the furthest. There was great comradery, banter, and competition among the group members across the challenge. Due to covid restrictions, the group could not get together but this did not stand in their way! As you can see from the table great distances were achieved. This challenge was a great example of the spirit that exist within the school community and demonstrates great teamwork and leadership skills. A special congratulations goes to our 3rd year student Niamh Tyrell who recorded the furthest distance - a whopping 316.30KM in 8 weeks!! Well done to all who took part.
This from will need to be completed and returned to the school either via email to curraghPPS@kwetb.ie or brought in with your child on the 1st of March.
Supporting you as you Support your Son/Daughter with Online Learning
Hello and welcome back to term 2! As we look towards the next few weeks of schooling, we would like to share with you some resources that are available to assist you as you support your son/daughter to engage with their online learning. We currently await directions from government and Dept. of Education as to how the next few weeks will proceed but the links below will hopefully offer some support, tips, and guidance for you.
All of us tutors are planning a little competition for you! As you all know, next Tuesday is Pancake Tuesday (16th February), we have decided that this is an excellent opportunity for a bit of a competition - which we are calling 'Smiley Pancake Day'.
To enter all you have to do is decorate a pancake with a smiley face next Tuesday. You can be as creative as you want and use either sweet or savory food items! Then take a picture and upload it to the team to spread some pancake joy. There will be a prize for the best pancake!
This week marks the celebration of 'Internet Safety Awareness Week'. As part fo this week your children will engage with lessons related to staying safe whilst online. To help support them with this learning, Webwise, an educational support service for internet safety, is hosting a webinar for parents. It will highlight areas of potential risk, advise on how to have conversations about being safe online with your child and also point you to helpful resources. This webinar is FREE. All you have to do is register. The link below will take you to the registration facility.
PARENT WEBINARSEmpowering Healthy Online Behaviour in Teenagers
When: Tuesday, 9th February 7.30pm-8.15pm
Guest Speaker: Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton, cyberpsychology researcher, member of the Cyberpsychology Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton and lectures in Cyberpsychology and Psychology in IADT, Dun Laoghaire.