We are delighted to offer the Parents of Pupils, from Nursery to P4, the opportunity to attend an informal talk, to be given by, Dr. Jane Mc Evoy, Child Clinical Psychologist.
“Helping Small Children Cope with Big Feelings”
On Wednesday, 10th of April, at 7.30 pm in school
Upset, anger, disappointment, worry, frustration, jealousy,
sadness, feeling left out…. can all be overwhelming for small children. When children become overwhelmed it can be hard to not become overwhelmed yourself!
In this relaxed event:
Learn how to support your child when ‘big’ feelings happen.
Reflect on ways in which you can stay calm when they are in chaos
Learn ways to build their emotional resiliency for the future.
Jane has 26 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist with children, young people and families. This has been in Primary Care and CAMHS services, both in the UK and Ireland. She regularly delivers seminars and workshops to parents, teachers and other professionals. Jane has also been Honorary Lecturer at the University of East London and Queen’s University Belfast.
As there are a limited number of places and we expect high demand, we ask Parents who are interested to return the reply slip which will be distributed to the oldest in families, as soon as possible to secure their place and to avoid disappointment.
Thank you to our Junior Librarians who informed us at Assembly of all the exciting events taking place next week for Literacy Week.
On Monday, 4th of March, we have a visit from local author Declan Carville. Declan is author of a number of titles including: The Fairy Glen, A Day to Remember at the Giant’s Causeway and Valentine O’ Byrne Irish Dancer.
As part of the “Author Visit” there will be a book signing in school on Monday and an opportunity for everyone to buy a book and to have it signed. Three titles will be available for sale: The Magic Harp, Billy, where have all your friends gone? and Nelly Fandango. The oldest in families received a sheet with additional information on these titles. The cost / book is £5.
Parents may accompany children to book signings at the times indicated below, otherwise please place money in an envelope with the name of the book you wish to purchase clearly indicated.
Times for Book Signings:
1.15- 1.45 pm Nursery Pupils in Nursery
1.45-2.15 pm P1, P2 and P3 in Accelerated Reading Room
Thanks to Brian Morgan for coming into the Nursery and Foundation classes to give a taster session about what to expect at Under 6 training. Training for girls and boys starts on Sunday 3rd of March at 11.45-13 in Mullaghbawn football grounds. All welcome.
To celebrate Safer Internet Day we would like to invite all Parents / Guardians to this free workshop where you will learn about:
* Internet Browser security*
*”Hot” websites that may cause concern*
This event to open to all parents and members of our local community. Feedback from previous years’ workshops was very positive. Parents attending commented on the practical tips and advice shared by our experts , one parent evaluation read, “Very useful advice and easy to apply”.
So we are strongly recommending all Parents / Guardians to come along Monday night. Knowledge around internet safety is paramount to keeping our children safe and the content of the workshop is updated annually. We are confident you will find this workshop very useful and informative.
Today you will receive a questionnaire from the Health Services. This is part of the Government Early Years Program which encourages closer liaison between Parents, Health Visitors and Early years Educators. The aim of which is to identify any issues or concerns at an early stage and to enable early intervention. Could all questionnaires please be returned no later than Monday the 21st of January. Following from this, there will be a timetable posted in the Nursery foyer, you can choose a suitable time for your one to one appointment with the school’s allocated Health Visitor Caroline Toner. Further information is available on the Education Authorities Web page.