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Students and Parents/Guardians please note:
The Board of Management have approved the following additional policy provided by the Department of Education relating to students following all arrangements in place for the health and safety of our students. It can be read in full here: Lucan CC Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy
Student Support Numbers
- Childline Freephone 1800 66 66 66, Free Text 50101, Live Messaging Also Available at childline.ie
Jigsaw Online Group Chats – which are happening daily and are focused around issues related to mental health and the impact from Covid19. This is an anonymous form so young people can engage in a confidential way as facilitated by Jigsaw clinician. This link can be checked daily and you need to register three hours before the chat.
Ask Jigsaw – Ask here and have your queries answered by Jigsaw Clinicians. These are trained mental health professionals who have lots of experience supporting young people and their families with their mental health.
Jigsaw Instagram – Young people, parents and those that work/volunteer with young people should keep an eye on our Insta page where we are posting daily new videos/group chats/live mindfulness sessions/service updates to support young people at this challenging time.
- Pieta House 1800 247 247 Pieta provides free therapy to those engaging in self-harm, with suicidal ideation, or bereaved by suicide.
- ie (for students 16 and above) They provide information on a range of different topics broken down into sections; education, employment, health, life and opinion.
- National Centre for Guidance and Education
Anxiety – A Resource for Students https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Student-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf
Anxiety – A Resource for Parents https://www.ncge.ie/sites/default/files/20190704%20WSG-Anxiety-Stress-Parent-Resource-Sheet-EN.pdf
Further resources on anxiety and stress https://www.ncge.ie/wsg/anxiety-stress-further-resources
- Relaxation Techniques
5 Senses (when you are trying to quiet your mind) – Focus on 5 things you can see, 5 things you can hear and 5 things you can touch.
Thank you for engaging in the consultation process around the uniform. As a result of this process we will be making some changes to our uniform policy. The first change regarding our PE uniform will be trialed from Monday 24th February to the Easter break on 3rd April 2020.
For 1st year students the PE uniform must consist of the new crested school tracksuit top, crested full college tracksuit (top and bottoms) and appropriate footwear (any colour runners suitable for multi-sports).
- If a student fails to present themselves in full PE uniform the student will be sanctioned in line with the college’s code of behaviour.
- If a student presents in PE uniform on a day when they do not have timetabled PE the student will be sanctioned in line with the college’s code of behaviour.
- Tutors will continue to monitor student uniform during pastoral care classes and are aware of the days when their tutor class has PE on the timetable. Referrals will be made through the code of behaviour as needed.
Rowing Ireland continue their support of our efforts here in the college to improve student fitness and growing awareness of rowing as a fun activity.
This week the college held a Transition Year Rowing workshop to encourage students to get fit and see the enjoyment of this wonderful activity.
A very enjoyable morning and a great experience for our PE students.
Well done everyone involved and thanks to Rowing Ireland and our PE Department team for organizing this wonderful event.
5th year Home Economics students, enjoying the dishes they had prepared for one of their food assignments as set out for their Leaving Cert .
Well done everyone, good work, a high standard achieved by all.