Tuesday Tips for Parents/Guardians and Grandparents

March 12, 2024

Good evening all, we are all hoping for a lovely la Fheile Padraig on this coming Sunday. Students and staff enjoyed a raucous cheile in the school hall this afternoon. Much craic agus cainte was had by all, thanks to our brave 6th Years and Irish teachers who led the dance.

Our  wonderful Chamber and TY choir will be participating in the  Emmanuel’s concert tomorrow in the Helix concert hall, DCU. It is a great occasion and well worth going to see. Our students will be joining hundreds of other students from around Dublin to perform a selection of songs. If you would like to go tickets can be bought at thehelix.ie.15 euro per adult and 10 per child.

Free Art Programs for Children with Lifelong Physical Health Conditions

Helium Arts are an Irish children’s charity that aims to improve the well-being of children and young people living with lifelong physical health conditions by providing free creative workshops in-person and online, tailored to different age groups. The workshops use creativity and art to build community, spark friendships, unlock skills and new that can help children to overcome adversity. Supported conditions include diabetes, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, allergies, heart conditions, asthma, spina bifida, juvenile  arthritis, rare or complex  conditions and many more. All workshops are supported by professional artists, volunteers and on-site medical care.

Dublin Spring Saturdays Creative Program for children aged 8-12 years will be held over 5 Saturdays [April 13th to May 18th]. Register your interest  by clicking the link. Creativity for children

Please note that due to the nature of the courses, places are limited so early registration is advised. All details are correct going to print but may be subject to change. Should youhave any queries please contact the service directly on 083 010 3240 or by emailinghello@helium.ie

Psychological Advice for Dealing with Emotional-based School Avoidance

Bronagh Starrs Consultant Adolescent Psychotherapist has been featured speaking on Radio One recently around school attendance issues and parent-child relationships. The interview with Oliver Callan discusses how best parents can navigate anxiety and school avoidant behaviour with their child. The interview can be listened to by clicking  the link below

 Radio clips

Our craft classes are going strong on Tuesday mornings. We are hoping to keep this morning slot going as a creative space for parents. If any of our parents/grandparents have any particular skills they would like to share with the group, we would be happy to facilitate that. Get in touch with me at 0831857703.