The Wellbeing of our pupils is at the heart of all our activities in school in St Corban's and underpins all that we do. As well as our curricular areas of SPHE and PE that help develop our pupil’s wellbeing, in our classes you will find regular wellbeing activities such as mindfulness, gratitude practices, cooperative games, circle time, buddy and paired reading, friendship and positive relationship initiatives and activities.
Fitness, healthy eating, safety are all promoted in school and classes. Respect for ourselves, for others and a positive sense of community are all part of our school’s culture. As well as our annual Friendship week in September, in May we celebrated a Wellbeing week with our Funky Feet day being a chance to celebrate and appreciate our creativity and unique personalities.
In this section we have some useful links to websites with help and information on your families wellbeing.
Useful websites and links
Please find below links that may be helpful in supporting the wellbeing of your child and your whole family.
https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/ Practical advice and short information videos to help you and to support your child on a whole range of issues from fussy mealtimes to dealing with friendship issues
https://www.webwise.ie/category/parents/explainers/ Get informed about internet and apps that your child may be using. Talk to your child about internet safety.
Ideas for play with your child https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/lets-play-ireland/
https://www.safefood.net/healthy-eating Healthy eating for you and your family- including lunchbox ideas
Helping children with grief https://www.childhoodbereavement.ie/
Advice for parents self care: https://jigsaw.ie/self-care-for-parents/
Barnardos bring together a range of resources to support parents and their families in taking care of their Heart, Body and Mind. More information available at Barnardos.ie.
Wellbeing activities at home:
Gratitude : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsc5Diz5hAI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRiPWGono4s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkzXnpKCg9s