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Wellbeing Week - Laughternoon

Rosmini’s Wellbeing Week came to a close on Friday 9th November 2018 with Laughternoon, a stand-up comedy event in aid of Pieta House. There was a mixture of song, dance and skits during this hilariously entertaining show. Our 1st, 2nd and Transition year audience got to learn of the importance of laughter as a healthy medium to express thoughts and feelings. They were reminded of the importance of not always taking life too seriously and of the need to make time for joy & laughter in their lives. A special thanks to Ms Markey for her work with the performers.

Wellbeing Week - Be Aware

During today’s workshops, 3rd and 5th year students were encouraged to be more aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. They learned that it is our response that often determines how well we are able to overcome difficult circumstances. 5th years looked at how much worry & fear affects each of their own lives. They explored some of the common ways that people attempt to control feelings of anxiety. The focus of this workshop was on encouraging students to open up to distressing thoughts and accepting how they make one feel.

Wellbeing Week - Be Connected & Be Respected

The theme of our third day of Wellbeing Week was Be Connected and Be Respected. There was a strong emphasis on reaching out and caring for one another. The Ember team greeted every student as they made their way into school in the morning time. They handed out inspiring messages and goodies in an effort to give every student a positive start to their day. A coffee morning and concert was held for the residents of Nazareth House. Mr Gueret & Ms McHale led the students & residents who took part in a lovely service of friendship.

Wellbeing Week - Healthy Eating

On the second day of Wellbeing Week, we focused on physical health. Our 2nd year students explored the benefits of eating certain foods. They were given advice by Ms Dodd on how to maintain a balanced diet as well as planning their own healthy meals. Students sampled a variety of snacks that were highly nutritious. Our 1st and Transition year students paired up as buddies for the Walk a Mile with a Smile challenge. Mr Turbitt organised a route for students to take in the local area. 1st years and TYs really enjoyed learning more about one another along the way.

Day One of Wellbeing Week - Be Resilient

Each day of Rosmini’s Wellbeing Week 2018 focuses on an important aspect of students’ mental health. On Monday 5th of November, 3rd and 6th year students learned key skills to help them be more resilient when faced with the increased expectations of preparation for their state exams. Our Leaving Cert classes goals set SMART goals to give them a clear focus to work towards over the coming months. They also used a series of mindfulness strategies to help them take better care of their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Get Ready for Rosmini Wellbeing Week 2018 - Coming Soon

We are excited to launch our programme of events for Rosmini Wellbeing Week 2018, which takes place from Monday 5th to Friday 9th November 2018. The theme of this week is You Gotta Nourish to Flourish. Students will participate in workshops on reducing anxiety, coping with stress, health & nutrition and smart goal setting. Each day of the week will focus on promoting awareness of a key component of student wellbeing, which is closely linked to the SPHE, CSPE and PE curriculums in the new Junior Cycle.

Webwise Lockers Programme

1st and 2nd year students participated in the Lockers programme from Webwise on both the 2nd and 4th October 2018. As part of our school’s commitment to promoting internet safety, students learned the law on the sharing of intimate content. They explored the consequences of sharing explicit images, victim blaming and the negative influences on our online actions. Students were equipped with the skills to refrain from sexting and the sharing of self-generated, illicit images.

Rosmini Friendship Day 2018

As an official welcome of our 1st year students to Rosmini, we celebrated Friendship Day on Tuesday 25th September 2018. Students participated in a series of group activities that were focused on developing their communication and teamwork skills. Joined by their peers from TY, 1st years learned how to be a more helpful, approachable and caring friend in school. After a lovely picnic on the grounds of All Hallows, a prayer service was held in the afternoon. Our new students were encouraged to use their gifts and talents to the very best of their abilities.

Overall Winners of DCU’s Intergenerational Solidarity Awards 2018

Congratulations to our Transition Year students who were the Overall Winners of Dublin City University’s Intergenerational Solidarity Awards 2018. They received this award in recognition of the All Ages Aloud choir that was formed with the residents of Nazareth House. Students rehearsed with the residents for a Christmas Carol Service that was held in Nazareth House back in December. Christine O’ Kelly, Age Friendly University Network Coordinator for DCU, commended students, on the power of the their project to bring people of all ages together in a spirit of friendship through music.