This year our theme is “Random Acts of Kindness”. Our school tree contains each of our students commitments to do one act for another person. A little goes a long way. Among the many activities and events, students and staff did a walk around our school to highlight the benefits of a little exercise to our well-being and were given some orange segments for a vitamin C hit!
The newly elected student council for 2017-2018 is now up and running and pictured here with Ms Clarke at their first meeting. A busy and productive year ahead no doubt.
On Monday 2nd October Caoimhe Rudden (Schools Officer for the Irish Heart Foundation) visited the school. She gave a highly informative presentation to 5th and 6th year Home Economics students on the area of heart health and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and exercise to promote good heart health. We held a fundraiser in school last year (in the last term) where we raised €270 and after the talk we presented the cheque to Caoimhe on behalf of Ballinamore CS.
TY students journeyed to the RDS today for “Zeminar 2017”, where they attended workshops and talks. The O`Donovan Brothers were one of the main speakers at today’s event. Olympic heroes and Credit Union Youth Ambassadors, they brought their unique wit, banter and observations on life to Zeminar. A very worthwhile experience for TY students.
Our mentoring program for first years is now up and running for 2017-2018. In the first session students and mentors got to know each other and made individual and group collages to represent their interests, hopes and personalities. In the second session they wrote out compliments for all of the students in the school and stuck them on lockers as part of well-being week.