St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Mind your Mind Week

Mon, Mar 4th, 2019

Mind Your Mind Week 2018

At St. Kilian’s Community School, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and tackling stigma attached to mental illness. This year, as part of efforts to celebrate inclusivity and diversity, the school’s Yellow Flag Committee has successfully planned and implemented our very first Mental Health Awareness Week. St. Kilian’s has built a valuable week-long initiative, ‘Mind Your Mind Week’, into the school calendar. The focus of the week was promoting positive mental health and well-being.

 

Throughout the week we introduced a number of activities and experiences to address the issue of mental health and build strength and resilience amongst our students. We began the week with a cycle Against Suicide ‘School Spin’. Our students clocked up an amazing 409 km during a 7 hour period: we cycled from Bray to the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork! The week continued with spinning, body pump and strength classes at Shoreline Leisure Centre, ‘Social Media and Mental Health’ sessions with Zeeko and ‘Positive Mental Health’ workshops with BeWell Bray. The students also focussed on nutrition and mental health throughout the week with the Transition Year smoothies going down a treat. Students also participated in yoga and meditation classes, random acts of kindness and a ‘Drop Everything and Read’ initiative.

 

We concluded a fantastic week with St. Kilian’s ‘Weighted Walk’. All students and teachers of the school were invited to write their stress and worries on a rock. 150 students, accompanied by parents and teachers, carried the 450 worry rocks 13,690 steps to Bray Harbour, where they cast all the worries away. We are extremely grateful to everyone who gave their time to make this week such a success and we hope that our efforts have made a lasting impact on our school community.


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11ú - 15ú Márta, an bhliain seo.
As usual, there is a full programme of events to celebrate our national language and culture.
Ádh mór do gach duine!


Mind your Mind Week

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From Monday, February 25th to Friday, March 1st, St Kilian's CS held a mental health awareness week, called Mind Your Mind Week. The week promoted positive mental health and well-being, through a series of events like the 'School Spin', social media workshops and the 'Weighted Walk'.


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On Friday, February 15th St. Kilian's Community School went "orange" for 'Cycle Against Suicide'. This initiative aims to promote positive mental health and highlight the importance of conversations within this area.


Entrance Assessments 2019

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Happy Christmas!

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All are welcome!


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