Before Eater 30 1st year students took part in a 6 week programme called “My Friends Youth” skills for life programme. This programme is a school-based anxiety prevention and resilience building programme developed by Dr. Paula Barrett in Australia
The Friends Youth programme helps students to develop resilience by teaching them effective strategies to cope with, problem solve and manage all kinds of emotional distress, including worry, stress, change and anxiety. Skills learned throughout the programme help students both now and in later life.
FRIENDS is an acronym for the skills taught throughout the programme:
· Remember to Relax. Have quiet time.
· I can do it! I can try (Inner helpful thoughts)
· Explore Solutions and Coping Step Plans.
· Now reward yourself! You’ve done your best!
· Don’t forget to practice.
· Smile! Stay calm, Stay Strong and talk to your support networks!
The programme was run by Ms Condren and Ms O'Sullivan. Students were presented with a certificate to celebrate their completion of the programme. We look forward to rolling out the programme to more students next year.
1st and 2nd years easter hunt in German.
KWWSPCA came to speak to first years during CSPE class about the work that they do in our community and how they look after animals they rescue. Sally a member of KWWSPCA brought along a friend, Amber, a rescued greyhound who was so friendly to the students and loves being around people. The students got to see loads of pictures of the animals and hear stories about their backgrounds. A very enjoyable visit.
Our two enterprise groups that made it to Killashee House on Friday March the 8th for the county finals were Custom Cases, created by Andrew Duff and Ace Chocolatiers, created by Ellie Murphy, Catherine Curran and Anna O’Donavan. Custom cases creates customised phone cases for customers using personal photos or any design/logo the customer wishes. Ace chocolatiers specialise in hot chocolates and other sweet treats based on seasons. The students at NaasCC have been enjoying hot chocolates at lunch times once a week and they are going down a treat. The students worked very hard on their mini companies over the year and represented their school very well.
First year boys went down to a very strong Knockbeg College team in their Midlands C semi final. The boys should be proud of their achievements this year in winning a bronze regional medal.
Our second year boys suffered the same fate. In what was an enthralling game of basketball the lads lost out by 5 poults in a hugely intense semi finals. These lads won their qualifying group and quarter final with ease and were very unlucky in the semis. This is a great achievement for an ever growing school.
Well done lads!
Meet our Teacher Leaders for our upcoming colour run.
Mr. McNairney, Ms Piare, Ms Curtis and Mr Bolger are all involved to help get this run off the ground.
We are doing a 5K practice walk/run on Friday 8th March to start off our Launch week with the whole school! Make sure everyone is wearing their tracksuit and parents are welcome to join in the route at 9:30.
Watch out for more footage/snaps of the colour run progress. Student leaders to follow!