This year Scoil Mhólainge is working towards achieving the Amber Flag. The Amber Flag initiative aims to encourage our school to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within our educational system.
Our school’s Positive Thinking day will take place on Wednesday 24th of October. This will consist of events promoting positivity and happiness, including meditation and yoga.
There will be balloons in the P.E. hall in which parents and children are encouraged to come into the P.E. hall in the morning and write a negative word on the balloon. The balloons will be popped later that day as a symbol of the negative thought being popped away.
We will also be completing a book swap. Each child is encouraged to bring in €2 and two books. The children will then swap their two books for another two books with their friends during the day. The €2 the children bring in will be donated to the charity Pieta House. Photos of the day will be available to view here on the website after the day.
From three to four o’clock on Wednesday 24th of October, the Relax Kids facilitator, Gillian Coady, will give a one hour session for parents and teachers, explaining anxiety, how the brain works and how the 7 steps can benefit your children at school and at home. This will take place in the P.E. hall.