Letter from Taoiseach
Lauren O'Grady in 1st Year, keeping active during this quarantine. Our Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar sent a letter to her. Keep up the good work Lauren.
Mental Health Ireland competition
Congratulations to Judith Sohn (TY student) who has been awarded First Place (Senior Cycle) in the Mental Health Ireland Art & Photography competition 2019/2020. A press release will be issued to both national and regional media (per School county) announcing the Finalists of the competition; - A virtual exhibition will be displayed on the Mental Health Ireland website with the entries from each Finalist; - A live exhibition of the Finalist entries will be hosted at Dun Laoghaire library during the month of October (Govt guidelines depending) to coincide with World Mental Health Week 2020; - The Finalists will be announced to Mental Health Ireland’s 19K Followers on Twitter, 18K Followers on Facebook, and 6K Followers on Instagram Judith will receive a One4All voucher to the value of €300 and will feature in the Mental Health Ireland 2021 calendar. About Judith's composition: The piece shows a frog that is looking hopefully at the rain and letting it bring out the colours in him. It should symbolise the message that we should all take the 'storms' in our lives and try to see the best in them, that mental health is largely about perspective and to keep a healthy mindset
Creativity Art Competition
Creativity Art Competition for the Art Materials Company is open to people of all ages (adults included) from 5 years of age up. They are working with charity partners- The Jack and Jill Foundation and Alone, for every entry they are donating €1. The theme for this year is 'Freedom In A Time Of Constraint' and they are hoping that people will take this as a chance to express how recent changes have given them a new type of freedom despite the new restrictions. They are encouraging everyone to give this a go whether they are an art student or not, teachers can enter too! They also have a collaboration category where two relatives collaborate on a piece of artwork so this is a great option for parents and kids, etc. Entry is completely free, and for every entry we are donating €1 to our charity partners. artmaterials.ie/art-competition facebook.com/art.materials.3
The Academy of Code
he Academy of Code is an Irish organisation with a passion for developing the digital skills of children aged 8 to 18 through immersive coding classes. Since 2014 our mission has been to give all Irish students the digital skills needed for their future personal and professional life. Since the Covid-19 lockdown we have successfully moved our physical classes to an online model and each week we have been teaching approximately 600 children from all corners of Ireland. It has been such a huge success that we are now launching our Live Online Coding Summer Camps 2020. Our online coding camps deliver the following to our students: build confidence with technology, develop group working skills, acquire high order problem solving skills in a friendly atmosphere and live online peer interaction All our tutors are fully insured, Garda vetted, experienced and drawn from the field of computer science, or other technology related subjects. With the increasing importance of digital skills for our children’s futures, would it be possible for you, your staff or your parents association to share our web link Online Coding Summer Camps 2020 on your Facebook page, WhatsApp group or other social media platforms that your school may use. We are offering a 10% discount to any individual student who signs up to one of our summer camps through these special school centred offers. The discount code is SECONDARY10. If you have any questions or comments on our Coding Summer Camps 2020 or indeed our school curriculum please get in touch with me or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winner - 4k Salerno Challenge
This week's 4k challenge winner is Susan Mortan in 5th year.
This weeks Winner of the 4K Challenge
Congratulations to Sofia Farran in 2nd Year, who is this week's winner of the Salerno 4k Challenge.
Planet Youth Workshop
Planet Youth is following up the series of, “Parenting your Teenager during Covid-19”, workshops that they ran during April. Motivation and routine emerged as particular challenges for parents and their teenagers at the moment. This webinar may be of some help.
Salerno 4k Challenge Winner
This week's 4k challenge winner is 5th year student Ellie Hughes. She wins an online shopping voucher. Well done Ellie!
A blessing for the month of May
A Blessing for the Month of May May You be happy. May You be well. May You be safe. May You find comfort. May You find strength. May You have courage. May You find healing. May You have peace. May You have joy. May You be filled with loving kindness. MAY YOU BE BLESSED.
Salerno 4K Challenge
Don't forget to stay active. Send a screenshot of your 4km walk/run to email@example.com and be in with a chance to win an online shopping voucher. https://c4a8beab431d53bf4a4b-355874e6fb3839f611697a8f3f48c1ad.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7740_20200506143120.pdf
GEC - Home School Activity Pack
Galway Educational Centre has put together a home school activity pack for families. The pack contains competitions and challenges for the family to participate in. A copy of the Home School Activity Pack can be found on https://www.galwayec.ie/downloads-gec.html
Salerno 4k Challenge
The winner of the first week of the Salerno 4k challenge is Anna Elderfield, Form 1. She wins an online shopping voucher. Well done Anna.
Active Home Week
Active Schools' Week has been renamed Active Home Week. Keep moving with the help of these guides from Ms Hogan and be in with a chance to win online shopping vouchers weekly. https://c4a8beab431d53bf4a4b-355874e6fb3839f611697a8f3f48c1ad.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4121_20200428125441.pdf
At Jigsaw, they know that this is a challenging and unusual time for everybody so they wanted to take this time to share with our school community, some of the services they are offering young people, parents & guardians & those working with young people in Galway and across Ireland, in order to continue to be there for young people who need mental health support during this time. Jigsaw Online: Right now, Jigsaw clinicians are continuing to provide a range of information and support for young people, their parents, and those working with young people all through our new e-mental health platform – www.jigsawonline.ie Here, you can find articles, videos, daily live group chats, webinars and can post questions about your mental health and have them answered by a Jigsaw clinician. Freefone Helpline: In addition, last week, they introduced a freephone helpline, text and email service whch aims to provide free, relevant and accessible mental health support, education, advice and guidance to young people aged 12 to 25 years old, and/or their parents/concerned others who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. Contact details and opening hours: 1. 1800 JIGSAW (544729) Opening hours: Monday to Friday 1pm- 5pm 2. SMS 086 180 3880. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Visit www.jigsawonline.ie
Thought for the Day
Parenting your Teenager during COVID19
Please see attached details regarding an online event with Gina Dowd, adolescent psychotherapist.
A message from the NPCPP
Following the Minister's announcement on Friday 10th April, the NPCPP would like to ask for parents/guardians of students to give their voice on the changes announced by the Minister by completing the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TSBKPBQ Thank you
Online Resources for the holidays
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LDR2Du9KZ0Eq5-OCDmyecQDAcgVj_q-1?usp=sharing https://zoom.us/rec/share/-5VRNLv-rGVOG53xtWLwW_UeEcPoT6a8hHQa-_sPn0mHLa_wEQe2XDWhPDTGschO Some more online resources for the holidays Easter blessings from Salerno
Prayer for Easter
When everything was dark and it seemed that the sun would never shine again, Your love broke through. Your love was too strong, too wide, too deep, for death to hold. The sparks cast by your love dance and spread and burst forth with Resurrection light. We pray that the Easter light of life, hope and joy, will live in us each day; and that we will be bearers of that light into the lives of others. (Rev. Michaela Youngson) Wishing all the Salerno Community an Easter filled with peace, faith, hope and love.
Resources from NEPS
Please click on the link for valuable resources from The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS). Very good psychological advice is provided by this service and is regularly updated and added to. Advice is offered for parents and young people, including day plans, relaxation techniques and advice around talking to young people about Covid - 19 https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html#15
Free Online Resources and Products
Please see link attached of a list of services that have been made available for free for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/