Returning to school can be an exciting time for children. They are looking forward to meeting friends and having a new teacher. It can also be an anxious and stressful time for children and parents. Here are some simple tips which can help with the transition back to school and into a new class. READ MORE
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment – Information for Parents
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Related Support Groups in Ireland
Class Resources – 5th and 6th Class
Busy Bodies Adolescent Development Programme provides information on the physical and emotional changes that children may experience during puberty, to reassure them that puberty is a normal part of growing up. Busy Bodies is a useful resource to help support both teachers and parents in providing information on puberty to children aged between 10 and 14.
Busy Bodies was developed to support the teaching of the 5th and 6th class component of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) within the context of Social Personal and Health Education. It was produced by the Health Service Executive South working in partnership with the RSE Support Service, the National Parents Council (Primary) and the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme.
Busy Bodies Booklet is available in the following languages:
St Pius GNS are doing guided reading from first to fourth class. The children are divided into small groups of betweenfive and ten children. The teacher works on reading with each group once or twice a week on a rota basis. This is anopportunity for the teacher to give individual help and to assess each child’s progress and needs. For more information please click here
Stay Safe “A Parent’s Guide” Booklet
Most children grow up happy and safe, but we know that from time to time they can encounter upsetting, frightening or unsafe situations. The Stay Safe Programme is designed to help our children deal with these situations.
The guide is available for download in a number of languages: