Wellbeing Week @ St Paul’s!

St Paul’s students and teachers celebrated Wellbeing Week (26th-29th April). The focus of the week was promoting Wellbeing Indicators; Aware, Active, Connected, Respected, Resilient, Responsible.

Ms Murray and the Headstrong Committee organised a Wellbeing Quiz for 1st-3rd years and student’s engaged in a fun and educational event to raise awareness on mental health. Prizes were awarded to the winners Nuala Flynn, Cillian Pender. Ciara Boland, James Cornally, Eoghain Slatter and Aoife Ryan. 

The PE department pushed students to their physical limits in the beep test. Students competed against their peers but the last few standing received rapturous support from their classmates to encourage students to keep going. 

Well done to the winners; Junior Girls 1st Kate Connolly 3A4 Level 15.2, 2nd Mairin Kirby 2A5 Level 14.0, 3rd. Kelsey McQuillan 3A3 Level 13.3. Junior Boys 1st. Max Treacy 2A5 Level 16.9, 2nd Eoghan Slattery 3A3 Level 16.4, 3rd Evan Kelly 3A2 Level 16.3. Senior Girls 1st. Claudia Keenan TY3 Level 13.11, 2nd Francesca Callanta 5A3 Level 11.11, 3rd Emma Hyland TY2 Level 11.10. Senior Boys -1st Kane O’ Reilly 5A1 Level 17.5, 2nd Sam Krebs 5A2 Level 17.0, 3rd Eric Morrissey 5A3 Level 16.5.

To promote healthy eating students received healthy snacks on the yard at break times. Many thanks to Supervalu Monasterevin for once again supporting our Wellbeing Week and for their very generous donation of fruit, yogurts, popcorn and water.

The staff of St Paul’s were reminded to take a time out from their busy schedules and look after their own wellbeing. Teachers participated in yoga organised after school, thanks to instructor Annmarie Fitzgerald for facilitating this. Thursday morning some staff gathered for a walk along the canal in the sunshine to start the day. McGreals Pharmacy kindly supported the initiative and sent us a variety of products and a wellness hamper to raffle to staff. Well done to Ms. Stynes who was the lucky winner. A big thank you to McGreals for their continued support.

In form group students reflected on their wellbeing indicators and took part in a guided meditation.

To end the week the Student Council and Ms Woods organised a summer themed rag day “looking forward to brighter days”. Students were treated to ice pops and music on the yard at break time.

The week was a great success to raise awareness about the importance of looking after our own wellbeing.

Special thanks to our sponsors Supervalu & McGreals Pharmacy, the Wellbeing Committee, Headstrong Committee, The Students Council, Ms Murray, Ms Roche, Ms Woods, Ms Knight and all the students and staff for participating.

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