November 21, 2016

Positivity & Resilience

High School target Positivity & Resilience

Wednesday 24th of Feb saw the launch of the High Schools Positivity & Resilience week.

In attendance was Mr.Alan   Quinlan former International Rugby Player, who shared his own story around Mental Health and gave the boys fantastic positive advice on navigating the difficult years of being a   teenager.

Alan was followed later that day with a visit from  Henry Shefflin the former Kilkenny hurler who talked to the  boys about perseverance, goal setting and getting up after a fall.

During this week the Student Leadership team launched the revived and redesigned student anti20160224_120738 bullying Charter and classroom rules and the BOM publish the revised Anti Bullying Policy on the school website.


A number of initiatives are ongoing this week e.g. Anti Bullying workshops, Random Acts of Kindness tree & Positive Mental Health Assemblies. The theme of the week is c. The message to the school community is clear, the High School want their students to know what Positive Mental Health looks like, recognise when they need help, know where to get it and understand that difficult times are part of life and that the skills of getting up after a fall as paramount.


Having achieved the Amber Flag status last year the High School are committed to continuing to support parents in their role by the development of Positive Mental Health strategies and building resilience amongst their student population.