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1 year 4 months
One Book One Community
All first years are taking part in the One Book One Community initiative with 16 other primary and secondary schools in the area. They attended the opening ceremony on January the 20th. One Book One Community is a community reading project based on the successful One City One Book project that take place ever year in Dublin and in cities across the world. As part of One Book One Community...
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Inspiring Tea Storytelling
5th year students were invited to a very special afternoon tea for Wellbeing Week. They took time out of their busy school timetable to read a reflection and a short story. Students learned that storytelling is the most effective way to merge meaning with emotions. They were asked to fully embrace these pieces of literature and to simply allow each of their stories to be told. Students reflected...
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Sound Healing Workshop
First and Transition Year students were treated to a Sound Healing workshop with therapist Marta Lyszkiewiczo on Thursday 9th March 2017. Marta used voice sound vibrations to alleviate stress, pain, muscle tension, insomnia, fatigue and more. During each session, beautifully crafted metal therapy Tibetan singing bowls were placed over students. Marta then taped on the bowls following a specific...
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Learning to combat fear and anxiety
As part of Wellbeing Week, 3rd year students explored their own response to fear and anxiety. They were invited to think of some of the things that they fear most in life, learning that we often expect the worst possible outcome. After identifying the physical symptoms of fear on the body, students completed a task to enable them to assess the extent to which worry and fears affects their lives....
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Aromatherapy workshop
On Wednesday 8th March 2017, students of 1A and T.Y explored the healing benefits of essential oils with holistic practitioner Johann Callaghan. They learned that aromatherapy is a controlled use of oils that is used for therapeutic benefits. Johann spoke about how our poor diet and stressful lifestyle are increasingly causing skin irritations in today's busy world. Students were informed that an...
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Sacred space
1st year students gathered together to mark the first year of their journey in Rosmini Community School. Through song, readings from scripture and prayer, they asked for God's help with study, friendships, sport, hobbies and everything that is part of our school. Team Ember offered 1st years important lessons that they have learned over the years in Rosmini. Students placed acrostic poems...
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Zumba class in action
Physical exercise can improve mental health by reducing anxiety. A regular fitness routine can help you cope with stress and leave you feeling better about yourself. As part of Wellbeing Week, Ms Mullen offered students a Zumba class. Zumba is a fitness programme that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Students learned the moves of various dance routines and practiced them...
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creatively managing stress
Wellbeing Week - On Monday 6th March 2017, 6th year students participated in a Creatively Managing Stress Mindfulness Workshop. Students learned that effective management of stress is vital for our wellbeing. Taking time out for relaxation by doing what you love is an essential factor for coping with stress. Students were informed that creative activity can increase brain levels of serotonin,...
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In our first event of Wellbeing Week, 2nd year students explored the tools that are needed to make lasting healthy choices and break old habits. They learned that what we put into our bodies affects how well our body feels and looks, influencing our future health and wellness. Students looked at the five main nutritional aims, which includes eating a balanced diet, supporting energy levels and...
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On Wednesday 1st March 2017, a group of 6th year students visited The Sanctuary, a meditation centre founded by Sister Stan. The purpose of this trip was to give students the opportunity to reflect on what they had learned during the programme, a 10 week course aimed at giving young people a taste of mindfulness. Students identified some of the mindfulness skills that they have been practising at...

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