Busy month at Pobalscoil

Salters general

The new Asti Vice-President Ms Anne Piggott pictured with her Pobalscoil colleagues Mr Rory O’Connor, retired science and maths teacher, and Ms Anne Loughnane, English and Irish teacher, at the recent Asti Convention.

LC1 Student and teacher cyclists as they participates in the Kerry Cycle Against Suicide, pictured here with Bosco MacGearailt who transported their bicycles for the pupils to Tralee.

JC1 and JC2 History Students say goodbye to their Student Teacher Ms Barbara O’Connnell who has been doing her teaching practice in Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine this school year teaching both History and Geography. We wish Ms O’Connell the best of luck in her future teaching career.

Michael Healy-Rae called to Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine to meet Bosco and Fifi, 2 dogs in training from My Canine Companion, Autism Service Dogs. They attend school in Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine five days a week, where they support student wellbeing. They attend classes, go on trips and class walks or aid any situation where a student feels uncomfortable or anxious. The dogs are pictured here with Michael, Ms Deirdre Prendergast and Ms Aoife Begley.

On Wednesday May 1st, four First Year students represented Pobalscoil in The Salters’ Festival of Chemistry in UCC. Leah Harrington, Clodagh Rochford, Emmet Glynn-Johnston and Eden Hickman scored 114/115 points in the Salters Competition and came 3rd after a tie break. They arepictured with Science Teacher Ms Sarah Abbott, Dr Dave Otway, School of Chemistry and a representative from Salters.

On April 11th Pobalscoil held its annual Mental Health Awareness, organised by their Amber Team, a group of 21 LC1 year students and 4 teachers. The purpose of the day was to raise awareness of Mental Health and encourage help seeking behaviour.
As part of the day Jigsaw undertook workshops with each of the LC1& LCA1 groups on the topic of Mental Health. The Amber Team also facilitated workshops with JC1 & JC2 students. There were also whole school assemblies for both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle Students. To add a little more fun to the day, students were invited to wear bright colours, with a prize going for the best dressed teachers and students. There was face painting throughout the day and ‘Orange Shots of Positivity’ and a ‘Keepie Uppie’ competition at break time. We have also been awarded the Amber Flag for the fourth year in a row. The Flag, co-ordinated by Pieta House, is awarded to schools who undertake initiatives promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.