Ms Brown, Ms Cuniffe and Ms Fowley completed a course in outdoor recreation and healthy eating In Alicante Spain. On this course we learned about the history of Alicante, visited the castle and did a walking tour of the town. This included seeing different historical buildings, a mosque and the cathedral. We learned about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. For example it improves concentration, leads to a better mood, provides essential nourishment and increases energy.
Ms. Carter, Ms.Flynn, Ms. McCrudden and Ms. Swift completed a Stress Management Course and Outdoor Activities and Creativity Workshop this summer in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. The program included the following activities; prevention of burnout and exhaustion, learning of stress management tools and techniques, and creation of healthy routines and building trustful relationships. The course was highly enjoyable, and it was a fantastic experience for the teachers involved.
During the Summer Nicole, Connie and Liz attended the "Happy Teachers for Happy Students" course. This course was a great benefit as they learned skills in teamwork, time
management and learning how to "switch off".
Ms. Tully, Ms. Lenihan and Mr. Sweeney attended an Erasmus course in August in Malaga. The course was centered around using particular coaching tools to help manage challenging behaviour. It was a very enlightening course and we came away with many ideas.