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Tá súil agam go bhfuil gach duine go maith ag an am seo.

I hope you are all keeping well at this time. We understand the pressures parents and pupils are under in these very strange circumstances, so too are our staff but we are committed to supporting you as best we can, to ensure pupils can keep up the great work we witness every day in Gaelscoil Longfoirt.

The main focus for everybody at the moment should be on our health and happiness and keeping our families well and safe. Learning is an important focus but it is a secondary focus at the moment. Therefore, please don't stress about incomplete tasks or activities. Teachers are sending work. Consider it as a menu. You, as the parent, choose the activities to be completed but please try and engage as much as you can.

  1. Advice for young people while schools are closed: https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/advice-to-young-people-while-schools-are-closed.pdf
  2. An example of a Plan for the Day. Our pupils are used to and benefit greatly from a structured plan to the day while in school. https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/plan-your-day.pdf
  3. A Guide for Parents supporting children with daily routines: https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/guide-for-parents-supporting-children.pdf
  4. NEPS Psychologists have created a document with advice on talking to children about the Corona Virus: https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/talking-to-children-and-young-people-about-covid-19-coronavirus-advice-for-parents-and-schools.pdf
  5. Relaxation Techniques. This is a stressful time for both pupils, parents and also teachers. Here are some ideas to help cope with anxieties and stresses at this time. https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/relaxation-techniques.pdf Please give at least one of these a go.
  6. Minding your mental health during the Corona Virus: https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html?fbclid=IwAR1uEYMfQUzFUIJTLHRAj9xV5hFHdjQmfDiRGCyCXctFkJI7lKFi0UVNHqQ
  7. To parents of children with special needs here is a link to the NSCE site with online resources for parents. Please take a look: https://ncse.ie/online-resources-for-parents

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