This year our school decided to apply for our first Amber Flag. The Amber Flag initiative recognises the efforts of primary and secondary schools to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in schools. In order to achieve our Amber Flag there was a number of things our school had to do. Firstly, we founded an Amber Flag committee. This committee was responsible for sharing opinions, organising activities and making decisions on behalf of the students. This committee was led by the wellbeing postholder Ms Shiels alongside Ms O'Neill and Ms Barry. After our committee was formed, we reached out to teachers to find out what they were already doing in their classrooms to promote positive mental health. This enabled us to put a plan in place and decide on goals and objectives for the new school year. 

One of our goals involved hosting a mental health week in the school. During our mental health week we organised a number of events such as story telling, pilates, yoga, mindfulness colouring, free art, extra PE and more. This was a great opportunity for children and teachers to try out new things and see what they liked etc. We also organised CPD for the staff with Kevin Martin. As part of our mental health week we hosted a rainbow day as part of a fundraiser for Pieta House. We were delighted to be able to raise over one thousand euro for the charity. 

We were delighted to achieve our Amber Flag on Friday 3rd of June. We had a flag raising ceremony on Wednesday 22nd of June. We were delighted to have the Lord Mayor visit our school to raise the g Our flag is now proudly flying high outside the school for all to see. 




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