This week in CPPS we are celebrating inclusion as we #STANDUP to LGBTI+ bullying. Our wellbeing theme for 16th-20th of November is LGBTI+ Awareness. We join with schools across Ireland in highlighting this issue. BelongTo, a support group for LGBTI+ young people in Ireland are hosting a week long campaign to address the issue of LGBTI+ bullying within schools and the community. In taking part in this initiative, CPPS is demonstrating its commitment to student wellbeing and is leading the way to a fully inclusive school, where all students have a voice. As part of the week students will 'learn the lingo' associated with the topic of LGBTI+. Cross curricular activities have been planned to invite discussion and to educate us all on what it means to be part of the LGBTI+ community, how we can support those of us around us who may be part of that community and how we can #STANDUP to LGBTI+ bullying. On Friday 20th we will join with schools nationwide in creating a CPPS Rainbow, whereby each year group and staff have been assigned a colour to wear to collectively form a (socially distanced!) rainbow 🌈 Our aim is to educate our students in being more considerate to members of the LGBTI+ community and to create an atmosphere of inclusion which benefits everybody's wellbeing. Parents can log onto www.BelongTo.org for information on how you can support your child in their learning this week.
Curragh Post Primary School has recently invested in a school licence for Studyclix for every student. Please see this link on how Parents can help their child via this service:
This week in Curragh Post Primary School we are hosting 'Mental Health Awareness Week'. This is the second of our scheduled wellbeing themes across the academic year, following from a very successful 'Friendship Week' in September.
Student wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do in CPPS and Mental Health Awareness Week is all about having that open conversation about mental health struggles, removing the stigmas and empowering our students to seek help. We hope to arm them with the tools and strategies they need or may need in the future for coping with mental health problems and to build up their resilience with such matters.
Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October we have a whole program of events across the week - some of the things lined up include:
daily mental wellness challenges, hot chocolate treats, funky feet Friday, making coping strategies wheel, discussing stigma around mental health, looking at stats and facts, using music as a coping mechanism, an online talk with Niall Breslin co-founder of mental health charity A Lust for Life and much more!! We have a cross curricular program ready and waiting for your wonderful students.