Coláiste Íosagáin

Colaiste Iosagain Duo Compete at Poetry Aloud Competition

Colaiste Iosagain Duo Compete at Poetry Aloud Competition

Amber Committee

The Amber Committee are a group of extremely dedicated and committed students who work with staff in promoting Wellbeing and positive mental health in school. They are eager to assist all our students and assuring them that help is always at hand in our school for any student who may be experiencing difficulty or upset.

As well as that, they cooperate in delivering the 5 Cycle Against Suicide gears which qualifies us to be an Ambassador School. We are presently working towards our 4th award. Each year the Amber organise Wellbeing week to include fun and educational activities in raising awareness around mental health issues. Among the many activities organised are 'blow your troubles in a bubble', the tree of hope and a short film on Wellbeing. This film was showcased last year the CAS Student Leaders Congress.

Last year, Sarah Keenan was chosen to be a Student Leader for CAS and she represented the school and the organisation with distinction.

Other activities they have been working on include Rise and Rave, Schools go Orange etc. Earlier this year 16 students participated in Mental Health Ireland Public Speaking competition. This was a great experience for all concerned as it gave students a platform to talk publicly about a range of issues that matter to them, including LGBTI, anxiety and emotions. Presently, they are working on our Christmas Doors project. This project aims to spread this year's CAS theme which is Positive Vibes Super Lives. As well as creating some festive cheer, it will serve as a reminder to every student that they are never alone and that it's ok not to feel ok.

We aim to help students to understand that in the end of the day it's best to share one's problems and talk it through with someone who can help.

Were also about to run our annual debating and public speaking competition and all our topics will include references to this years theme. The finalists will debate against the teachers again this year and we eagerly await this hotly contested competition.This initiative allows students to express themselves. Furthermore, it provides a platform for students to discuss topics or issues that affect their lives.

Members of the Amber Committee are positive role models in our school. Last year, as a result of all our efforts we were awarded 2nd place in the All Ireland Mission Possible, Schools Achievements Award organised by St Patrick's Mental Health Services.

The Amber Committee create a positive atmosphere and show genuine leadership as well as extending empathy and support to their fellow students

Colaiste Iosagain Duo Compete at Poetry Aloud Competition

Congratulations to Zarah Norris and Rebecca Mullally from the Empower Your Voice / Amber Team mental health group who represented Coláiste Íosagáin today in the All-Ireland semi final of Poetry Aloud in Dublin. They were accompanied by Amber Team coordinator Margaret Nolan .Well done on your outstanding performancesDspBXBTXoAEhWBS.jpg large.jpg

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17 2018
Christmas Examinations
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21 2018
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10 2019
Third Year Info Night
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21 2019
Staff Meeting
Jan
29 2019
Fifth Year Parent-Teacher Meeting.
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