Wellbeing Initiatives

This Year 2023-24 Our Goal is to Achieve the Amber Flag.

So far this year we have run a Whole School Mental Health Awareness Day on the Friday 29th September 2023. 

This was a fun filled day started with two members of the student wellbeing team Steven Gallagher & Jamie Mc Gongile making an announcement over the intercom. They asked students & staff  to use this day to reflect on what they do to support their mental health ?

The PE Department worked very hard to organize a sports day for the whole school, this  ran from 9am to 1:15 in the Finn Valley Centre. Students engaged in different sports like soccer, gaelic & badminton, not to mention competitive tug o war & penalty shoot outs between staff & students. 

This activity highlighted the importance of staying active & how engaging in exercise is important for good mental health. 

All back to school at lunch time where The Student Wellbeing Team had organized information stations, to show you all the fantastic organizations and groups we have in the Finn Valley area to support your Mental Health.

Thanks to Donegal Youth Services, the Family Enrichment centre & Planet youth for attending. 

After Lunch time the whole school took part in the Sponsored 5km walk, everyone was encouraged to take this time to walk and talk with their fellow classmates & teachers. This activity is to highlight how important  talking and communicating with others is good for your Mental Health.

At 3:45 Kylie Gallinagh senior member of the student wellbeing team unveiled an infographics sign that Mr Thomspon & the student Wellbeing Team have been working on, to take pride of place in the Reception area of Our school.  

On behalf of the Amber Flag Committee 

We hope you all had fun & most importantly enjoy this day.