Wellness Week 2022

Wellness Week 2022

Wellness Week 2022

Wellness Week 2022

Wellness activities this week aimed to create an awareness of the importance of; exercise, connection, creativity, and fun to boost your mood.

Some of the activities engaged in included, mindful moments, active breaks, morning shake-up, mindful art, orienteering, yoga, and a hot chocolate check-in.

These activities were arranged by our Wellness Committee. Well done guys and thank you to everybody who contributed to this lovely week.

Wellness Week Activities

Mindful Moments

Each class agreed on a time for daily meditation for the month of May. Our Amber Flag representatives remind teachers each day as school life can be busy sometimes. They’ve earned the title of “Mindful Moment Monitors” in each class. It really is nice to take time to ourselves sometimes.

Feel Good Dance

Each day, we danced during lunchtime using our two speakers. It was great fun¬† ūüėä

Drop Everything and Colour (DEAC)

On Monday afternoon, we engaged in some mindful colouring in each class.

Gratitude Flower Whole School Art

Each pupil decorated a petal with things they are thankful for in their lives. Their petals formed a beautiful whole school collaborative art piece in our school. The objective was to attempt to get each pupil to focus on the good things in their lives. 

Morning Shake-Up

The sixth class pupils and our Amber Flag reps directed exercise sessions with school pupils on two mornings during Wellness week.

Yoga and Zumba

All classes engaged with Yoga and Zumba in our school hall during Wellness Week. Thank you Ms. Russell and Flavia.

Hot Chocolate Check In

All pupils were treated to hot chocolate and encouraged to chat with classmates. They were encouraged to talk about positive things in their lives and to try to find out something new about their classmates.

Orienteering

All classes were challenged to find markers around the school grounds. They attempted to crack the code on each marker to reveal a hidden message.

 

 

Wellness Week

Step One: Science

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Many thanks to Greg Mulcahy for all his work in putting this together for us.

 

 

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Zumba

Zumba

Zumba

Zumba

We are delighted to be in a position to offer Zumba dancing classes to all school children.

The first class was a really enjoyable experience and we are really looking forward to the next few weeks. 

 

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Halloween Parade 2021

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What a day!! 

Our annual Halloween Parade took place on Friday the 22nd of October this year.¬† All the children put in a huge effort and it was one we certainly won’t forget.

Our parade took place on our school track this year and it was fantastic entertainment. There was an abundance of creativity, colour and fun on display as each class walked a lap of the track. 

Prizes were awarded to pupils with the best costumes made from recycled material. The judges had a tough job on their hands to pick award winners.

Huge credit must go to all who helped create such magnificent costumes, the standard was truly amazing. Well done to everybody!

We raised ‚ā¨120 for Pieta House through this fun dress-up walk around the school track this year. Thank you to all who supported this worthy cause.¬†¬†

We hope all pupils, parents and staff enjoy a well-earned rest during the midterm break.

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Amber Flag Award 2021

We were delighted to hear recently that we have been awarded the Amber Flag for 2021. The Amber Flag recognises the efforts of schools to create healthy inclusive environments that support mental health and wellbeing. 

We would like to express a special thanks to our pupil representatives of the Amber Flag Committee for their promotion of positive mental health during the year.

Our Amber Flag pupil representatives are as follows;

1st Class: Laoise Hurley and Tom McCarthy

2nd Class: Lillia Noonan and James O’Sullivan

3rd Class: Ruby McCarthy and Senan O’Hara

4th Class: Jack O’Mahony and Sonny Ryan

5th Class: Ellen Harte and Donnchadh Keohane

6th Class: Annie McCarthy and Ciara Hayes

Also, big thanks to all pupils and staff of Knockskeagh for supporting and engaging in all Amber Flag activities this year. Your efforts are a testament to the importance you all place on mental health and wellbeing.

Special thanks to Denis Murphy and Ruth Burke for organising our ‚ÄėWellness Week‚Äô and for overseeing and submitting our application.

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Wellness Week Activities

Wellness Week Activities

Wellness Week Activities

Our Amber Flag Committee recently planned a series of daily activities to mark our annual Wellness Week in Knockskeagh which took place between Monday 10th  to Friday 14th of May this year.

Some activities incorporated into Wellness Week encouraged us to look after one another and to talk about worries we may have with a friend or family member.

Other activities focused on being kind and helped us to realise each of our unique talents.

Each class became engaged in Wellness activities including mindful moments, secret friends, the pick-me-up jar, growth mindset, and feel-good activities during the week.

 

 

Wellness Week Activities

Mindful Moments

Each class agreed on a time for daily meditation for the month of May. Our Amber Flag representatives remind teachers each day as school life can be busy sometimes. They’ve earned the title of “Mindful Moment Monitors” in each class. It really is nice to take time to ourselves sometimes.¬†

The Secret Friend

Every pupil in each class was assigned a partner (secretly) for the day. Being kind to your secret friend was encouraged throughout the school. For example, giving a compliment or simply asking would they like to play a game?

Growth Mindset Tree

Here each classroom introduced the topic of the growth mindset.¬† Each pupil created and designed their handprint. On their handprint, they either drew a picture or wrote about¬† “I’m good at____” and “I’m working on _____”. These handprints will be used to form a Growth Mindset Tree Display very soon.

Pick me up Jar

Each pupil wrote something positive about a member of their class. Younger pupils drew a picture for a classmate. There were some lovely positive messages shared within each classroom.  

Feel Good Dance

On Friday, we danced during lunchtime using our two new speakers. It was great fun and we certainly experienced that Friday feeling ūüėä

Mindful Colouring

On Friday afternoon, we engaged in some mindful colouring in each class. 

The Worry Tree

The highlight of Wellness Week was the launch of our new Wellness initiative for this year “The Worry Tree”. We raised money for Pieta House on this day. ¬†A Ribbon was distributed to each class by committee members and was wrapped around the trunk of the tree to mark each class‚Äôs first visit.¬†¬†

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