At the beginning of February we held a Positivity Week in school for all in our school community. The purpose of this focus on positivity was to provide some balance to the pervasive news of economic gloom, bad weather and media coverage of international disasters, gang violence etc. Often children are too aware of such serious issues and can sense the effects of adult stress and worry. The basic idea is to get everyone to laugh a little more and generally be nice to one another. Activities included,
At the end of out Positivity Week we all felt a lot happier, confident and relaxed. We will continue to strive to be positive in our daily routine and don’t forget, pass the smile!
Stay Safe is a personal safety skills programme which aims to:-
At St. Patrick’s NS we teach the Stay Safe programme one term per cycle. For more information see www.staysafe.ie
The Walk Tall programme is designed to give primary school pupils the confidence, skills and knowledge to make healthy choices, particularly in relation to illegal and legal substances and prevent the misuse of such substances.
At. St. Patrick’s NS we teach the Walk Tall programme one term per year. For more information see www.walktall.ie.
At St. Patrick’s NS we teach the RSE programme one term per year. For further information please see our policy on Relationships & Sexuality in our policy section.