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Newsletter No.99 Monday 22-02-21

22-February-21

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Newsletter No.99 Monday 22-02-21

Semester 2 Week 10

Welcome back from midterm to all our students, teachers, SNA’s, and parents and especially to our students, teachers, and SNA’s who this morning are attending classes in Croí. It is great to see activity in our Croí centre again after such a long time. Students, teachers, and SNA’s were very excited to be back this morning as they got to work again.

Department of Education and Skills Announcements.

Please follow the link below for all up to date announcements from the Department of Education and Skills. As different decisions are made regarding this year’s State Exams and the return to school of all our students, announcements will be made here first.

https://www.education.ie/en/

State Examinations Commission.

Please follow the link below to the State Examinations Commissions website for up to date information of this years Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied Exams.

https://www.examinations.ie/

For copies of the Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied timetables please follow the links below.

https://www.examinations.ie/misc-doc/EN-EX-46337197.pdf

https://www.examinations.ie/misc-doc/EN-EX-97312473.pdf

PE Department News.

PE STRAVA COMPETITION

Well done to all the students competing in the Strava competition during their PE classes and beyond as they attempt to win a class prize for their efforts. The closing date has been extended to Friday 5th March so even if you haven't had a chance to move yet you still have 2 weeks to do so and help your class win their own Setanta half zip PE tops.

Students individual contributions also go towards their semester 2 assessments so make sure you have those targets in mind when you walk/run/cycle. Best of luck and make the most of the longer days to get a break from the screen and get those legs moving.

Solution Talks.

I have included a piece from John Sharry of Solution Talks that you may find helpful at this time.

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I hope you all are keeping well and am contacting you to let you know about another couple of free talks I’ll be giving via the Cavan and Galway Library services and Healthy Ireland - they tend to book up fast so register as soon as you can if you are interested, details are below.

I also include below, a link to my recent Irish Times article on supporting a teenager struggling with online schooling and Information on the Ireland Reads campaign.

All the best,
John Sharry
www.solutiontalk.ie
www.twitter.com/JohnSharryIRL
www.facebook.com/SolutionTalk

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I hope you all are keeping well and am contacting you to let you know about another couple of free talks I’ll be giving via the Cavan and Galway Library services and Healthy Ireland - they tend to book up fast so register as soon as you can if you are interested, details are below.

I also include below, a link to my recent Irish Times article on supporting a teenager struggling with online schooling and Information on the Ireland Reads campaign.

All the best,

John Sharry

www.solutiontalk.ie

www.twitter.com/JohnSharryIRL

www.facebook.com/SolutionTalk

Online Schooling Help

In my Irish Times column last Tuesday, I responded to a parent who had a query on how to support her 15 year old who is struggling with online schooling (see image below) or read it here on the Irish Times website. There is also an archive of other recent Irish Times Q&As here.

Library Talks

‘Managing "home schooling" during the Covid-19 pandemic’ Talk
supported by Cavan Libraries and Healthy Ireland
Wednesday 24
th February at 7pm
With lockdown and restrictions, parents are under more stress than ever during the pandemic. In this talk, I will provide practical ideas on how to balance the demands of ‘home schooling’ primary school children while trying to work, and keep the whole family going during this challenging time.
Please note that this is being hosted by Cavan Libraries, so enquiries and booking information are available here only.

‘Technology, social media and family life’ Talk supported by Galway Libraries and Healthy Ireland
Thursday 11th March 7:30pm
Technology and screens now dominate family life, and this is especially the case since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. While technology provides important ways of communicating and learning, there are also many down sides. In this talk, Professor John Sharry will present practical principles for establishing healthy family habits around using technology in the home.
Please note that this is being hosted by Galway Libraries, so enquiries and bookings are available here only.

Online Schooling Help

In my Irish Times column last Tuesday, I responded to a parent who had a query on how to support her 15 year old who is struggling with online schooling (see image below) or read it here on the Irish Times website. There is also an archive of other recent Irish Times Q&As here.

Ireland Reads Campaign

I am an ambassador for the Ireland Reads campaign encouraging everyone to squeeze in a daily read both for the sheer enjoyment, and for the mental health benefits. To find out more and to sign up to the campaign visit the Ireland Reads website here.

Ireland Reads Campaign.

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