Activity Booklets and Resources

Rain Before Rainbows Rain Before Rainbows is a story about hope and optimism that can give comfort to children and families. It is written by Smriti Halls and illustrated by David Litchfield as a free eBook to raise awareness for Save the Children’s Save with Stories campaign which is helping children most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Please click here to read Rain Before Rainbows.   Active Play Games Booklet Active-Play-Games-A6-Booklet This is…

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Online Safety Advice from Barnardos

Online Safety Advice from Barnardos Barnardos is developing a range of resources to support parents and guardians at a time when children may be online more than usual. As more resources are released in the coming weeks, they will be added to this page. Please see the links below for videos providing further information. How to help your children cope during Covid19 General Online Safety Tips For more resources on…

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Well-Being Activities

Mindfulness At Home Have you ever noticed that when you take a big slow breathe, that you feel calmer and more relaxed? When we have feelings of stress, worry, hyper or busy minds our breathing changes, we take short quick breathes that make our body feel tense. Breathing techniques are a helpful and easy way to get more oxygen back to our brain and give a sense of calmness and…

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Coronavirus Update

UPDATE: 20th March 2020 The following link is important for families who may not have English or Irish as their first language. Click COVID 19 to access information in Chinese, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latvian and Lithuanian. UPDATE: 12th March 2020 Please click here to read the Statement from the Department of Education and Skills regarding today’s announcement regarding school closures. We have been asked by the…

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Respect in Holy Spirit S.P.S.

Respect is so important to us in Holy Spirit S.P.S. that we hear about it in our school assemblies and we have this colourful display in our hall. Why not ask your child how they are showing respect to themselves and others in school each day?

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Fortnite – Information for Parents and Guardians

In recent times, the game Fortnite has become a worldwide phenomenon. It is an online shooter that starts with one hundred players and leaves one winner standing. The game is violent, addictive in nature and reports suggest it can have a detrimental impact on children’s mental health. Fortnite allows for contact between adults and children and inappropriate language is widespread. Webwise (www.webwise.ie) is an organisation that promotes safe internet usage,…

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Well-Being in Holy Spirit Senior Primary School

Well-Being in Holy Spirit Senior Primary School It’s important that all members of the Holy Spirit Senior Primary School community takes care of their mental health. Take a look at Mental Health Ireland’s tips on how you can enhance your sense of well-being https://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/five-ways-to-wellbeing/ 

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Respect

Throughout the school year, the boys and girls in Holy Spirit S.P.S. will learn a variety of ways in which they can show respect to themselves and others. In September, our focus will be on developing the children’s communication skills. Why not use the tips in this poster at home?

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