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Our Journey so far with Health Promoting Schools

Health Promoting Schools

What Is HPS?
Health Promoting School (HPS) is about giving school an extra focus on health. It encourages teachers, students, parents and guardians to look at how schools can promote health and wellbeing.

What theme was chosen? Why?
The theme we chose was improving our school toilet facilities. We chose this theme because the toilets needed an upgrade and it was one of the main issues that students felt needed to be prioritised.

What our HPS achievements are to date?
All toilets in the main building of the school and the gym were upgraded e.g painted walls, new locks, new tiles, flush posters, new hand dryers, soap and hot water. The eating area was also expanded, e.g new tables and benches, leaving space to enjoy lunch.

What are plans are for the future?
We plan to sustain the current toilet upgrades by affirming the new 1st years of the work that was done in the past year. 

- Showing students the PowerPoint on hygiene in SPHE classes.
- Encouraging the students to respect our new toilet and eating facilities.

We also hope to upgrade the toilets in the Maths Building, 4th Unit and the 5th Unit in the near future.

Geoffrey the Tortoise on Tour!

Geoffrey Tortoise Photoshoot

Geoffrey the Tortoise Official Photoshoot

Geoffrey the Tortoise had a fantastic summer visiting many locations around Inishowen. Over the summer months he has grown considerably, weighing-in at an impressive 80 grams! Geoffrey is available to meet any new First Years at lunchtime on Tuesdays in Room 317. The little guy has really come out of his shell these past few months...Thanks to Mrs Marie T. Doherty for the close-up!

Tips for Parents of Children with Dyslexia

Transfer from Primary to Post Primary can be a difficult transition for many students and it can be more so for a student with dyslexia.

The pamphlet below (created by teachers in Carndonagh CS) provides tips to help ease the transition...

Dyslexia Pamphlet