Meitheal

Meitheal Initiatives

Every year the Student Council organise a range of events for “Meitheal” (Promoting Positive Mental Health Week). The council organise a number of events, activities and guest speakers, run a poster competitions, meditation sessions in our Seomra Suaimhnis, a 5km “Walk in my Shoes” event for students and staff alike and a balloon launch. The money raised from the fun run goes to a different deserving charity each  year. This is a hugely successful event which is held annually to highlight the issue of mental health and the responsibility we all have to support each other.

 

Meitheal Homework Club

This is a very structured supervised Homework Club specifically for second year students who may struggle with various aspects of homework responsibilities.  It wiruns every days for 1.5 hours and is supervised by teaching staff and our SNAs also assist and support the students involved.

 

Random Act Of Kindness Week

First Year students participate in an RAK Week in March during which they participate in various activities such as poster making, poetry and story writing activities based on being kind to each other. All students are entrusted with the name of a classmate on whom they are expected to bestow an act of kindness during the course of the week. The week is so successful that the students asked to run another week at the end of the year during which each class performs an act of kindness for the school by cleaning up a particular area each. Their last assembly celebrates this hugely positive initiative and gives them a chance to show their appreciation to their tutors and teachers. The thinking behind such events are to overtly teach our students what kindness looks like. They learn that kindness means helping each other with lockers, bags and books. They also learn that saying hello to people who are not in their circle of friends or complimenting their skills or talents is kind.

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