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Bunscoil Bhríde Fortnightly Bulletin – 29th September 2022

Dear Parents / Guardians,

We hope all is well with you this fortnight. Our news is as follows:

Kind regards,

Maria Rogerson

Message from HSE

Attached is a poster of the 8 week Healthy Families programme that we are running  from 10th January to 28th of February 2023. This a solution focused, practical parenting programme for parents of children between the ages of 1-12. This programme is being run by the social work department in Primary Care. I would appreciate it if you could send this info out to parents.

The topics covered are as follows:

1.      Empowering parents

2.      Family connection

3.      Health food routines

4.      Healthy mealtimes

5.      Active play

6.      Managing technology

7.      Restful sleep

8.      Healthy mind, happy mind

Parents will need to contact the social work department by Friday October 21st if they are interested in this parenting programme. The contact person for this programme is Nicola Guilfoyle (number attached on the poster).

Message from the Parents’ Association

Anti-Bullying Session: Supporting Parents to Support their Children regarding issues of Bullying (3rd– 7th October,2022)

This is a free online training programme designed by National Parents Council Primary (NPC) to enable you to support your children with any concerns that you might have regarding bullying and to also inform you about the Anti-bullying Procedures in schools.

Bullying is, unfortunately, a negative aspect of some children’s lives and can be a worry for many parents. Learning ways to deal with and cope with bullying situations is a key life skill that we all can develop. You will want to attend this if:

·   You would like to learn more about preventing or addressing bullying behaviour

·   You are worried about your child being bullied or bullying others

·   You want tips on how to support your child in dealing with bullying situations

·   You want information on the anti-bullying procedures in schools and to learn more about different types of bullying, including cyber-bullying

  
Where and When: Sessions will be taking place online via Zoom in the morning (10am) and evening (7.30pm) from Monday the 3rd to Thursday the 6th of October, with an additional morning session (10am) on Friday the 7th
  
If you would be interested in attending (virtually) one of these online sessions, please register your details here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AntiBullyingOct2022
 
These sessions are open to all parents of children in Primary School. Please forward the details to other parents. 
 
Please note these sessions will be interactive allowing parents to participate and hence places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.