Amber Flag Award 2021

Amber Flag Award 2021

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 ‘Wellness Week’ 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 😊

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’s first visit.  

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The Worry Tree

The Worry Tree

The Worry Tree

Last Thursday 13th of May, we introduced our new Wellness initiative for this year “The Worry Tree”.

The main goal of this initiative was to make pupils aware of the importance of talking about and sharing their worries with other people.

On the day, each class visited the “Worry Tree” and wrapped a ribbon around the tree to mark their first visit. Then, each class took time to say the Worry Tree rhyme together.

 

Fundraiser for Pieta House

As part of this initiative, we raised funds for Pieta House. We were delighted to receive a total amount of €315.50. Many thanks to all who contributed to this very worthy cause.

Thanks to all the Amber Flag Committee for their wonderful ideas and work in preparation for Wellness Week including this lovely new addition to our school.

Also, a very special thanks to our very own Niamh McDonald who painted the worry tree rhyme. It is a wonderful piece of art.

Please see a snapshot of some of the classes visit to our Worry Tree on this day.

Senior Infants

2nd Class

4th Class

5th Class

6th Class

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Amber Flag Award 2021

Amber Flag Committee

Amber Flag Committee

Our Amber Flag Committee for the school year 2020 – 2021 have recently met and have agreed on a date for our annual “Wellness Week”.

Wellness Week will take place in Knockskeagh National School between Monday 10th and Friday 14th of May. Our Committee members will be busy planning the activities over the coming weeks and more details of these activities will follow very soon.

Our Amber Flag Committee is made up of two pupil representatives from 1st Class to 6th Class.

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

 

 

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Looking After Your Mental Health

Looking After Your Mental Health

Looking After Your Mental Health

Today, our 6th Class had a visit from Martina Ryan, Education Officer from the Cork Mental Health Foundation.

Martina spoke about the importance of minding your mental health. The focus of the presentation was to provide strategies and ways for the pupils to take care of their mental health.

Martina mentioned the 5 a day for mental health;

1. Eat Well

2. Keep Active

3. Sleep Well

4. Communicate

5. Be Kind to each other

It was a very insightful talk and the class really enjoyed it.

Thank you Martina for your visit to our school.

 

Lego Building Competition

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Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

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Things that make me happy

Things that make me happy

Things that make me happy

To introduce our Amber Flag Initiative to all pupils for this school year, each class spoke about “Things that make me happy” recently.

The objective of this lesson was that all pupils would be able to identify and adopt strategies to support their own wellbeing in their daily lives.

Well done to all pupils who created such magnificent “Things that make me happy” posters  😊

Our Amber Flag notice board contains only a snapshot of the fantastic artwork that each class engaged in during this topic.

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