We have spent more time than ever in our houses this year, but books provide a way to travel without leaving our rooms. This World Book Day, consider how 10 minutes of reading every day can help you discover the world. To celebrate World Book Day in CCS and for a chance to win a €25 voucher, we are asking you to submit the one book that allows you to escape. Share the name of the book, the author and your reason for liking it in no more than 100 words.
School-at-home has revealed some previously undiscovered talents among the pupils. Those talents evidently include the artistic preparation of pancakes. The quality was so high across the board that things inevitably became a little competitive. Obviously, everyone's a winner when the results can be eaten...
Congratulations to Aoife Hassan 1H, Caitlin Molloy and Eimear McGonagle 1C on their amazing pancakes.
Runners-up Matthew McLaughlin 1C, Megan Gallagher 1E and Seanann McCaul 1G.
Click an image and browse the gallery of delicious treats...
On Monday 1 March the first four classes at primary level – junior and senior infants, first and second class – and final year Leaving Certificate students will return to in-school provision. This phase will also see a return to full attendance for children in special schools.
Monday 15 March is the target date for the return to in-school provision of the rest of primary school children - third to sixth class students - and fifth year Leaving Certificate students. This date will be reviewed during the period following 1 March.
Monday 12 April, following the Easter break is the target date for the return to in-school education for the rest of post-primary students - first to fourth year students.
Remote teaching and learning provision for students in each category will cease once in-person teaching and learning provision commences for each group of students.
Parents and guardians are experiencing significant challenges in this current situation, many having to work from home while at the same time juggling childcare and having to ensure that children and young people are doing their bit to adhere to the HSE’s social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.
Many are being ‘teacher’ as well as ‘parent’, supporting their teenagers to complete school work and trying to maintain the routine of family life. For some of them, their child / young person may be experiencing distress or anxiety at this time.
Live webinars – where parents can engage in live group chats to share their experiences and get support from a Jigsaw clinician
Peer-to-peer content – videos hearing from other parents about their strategies for coping
Online courses available for download on the topics of mental health awareness for parents and self-care for parent
Support for Pupils from Jigsaw
All young people across the country are impacted by the current COVID-19 situation; we know that many are experiencing anxiety and fear and all are experiencing social isolation as a result of school and workplace closures and social distancing measures.
www.jigsaw.ieprovides a space where young people can access mental health information, advice and support to help them to deal with the current situation.
Free inbound telephone-based mental health supports delivered through a 1800 freephone number targeting all young people, including those awaiting a first appointment forJigsaw’s face-to-face service
Regular supportive content on a range of COVID-19 related topics such as anxiety, conflict resolution, relationships, uncertainty and more aiming at offering support and developing self-care strategies for young people through features such as peer-to-peer content, regular vlogs and audiograms from Jigsaw clinicians
Twice daily live group chats –scheduled, regular and anonymous online group messaging feature facilitated by Jigsaw clinicians, where young people can share their current experience of COVID-19and get support from others
Insta Livepieces - Jigsaw clinician developed content directly published on Instagram (approx. 365,200 users aged 13-24)
School can make a substantial contribution to the health and well-being of the whole school community. Schools for health in Ireland provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting.