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Carnaross National School is proud to commit to the Health Promoting School (HPS) process. This process provides a framework for a school to assess health needs and begin a process of working towards better health for all who learn and work within the school setting. Health Promoting Schools aim to create a setting that helps support the making of healthy choices for pupils and to provide them with the opportunity to reach their full potential. What is a Health Promoting School? “A health promoting school can be characterised as a school that is constantly strengthening its capacity as a healthy setting for living, learning, and working”. (WHO, 1997) Why is the promotion of health in schools important? Child health is defined as physical, mental, intellectual, social and emotional well- being and not merely as the absence of serious illness. In simplest terms by actively involving our children in an educational process regarding health and wellbeing, pupils and staff will become healthier thus providing pupils with the opportunity to reach their fullest developmental potential. What is our plan for Health Promotion in Carnaross National School? Health Promoting Schools (HPS) is not a once-off project, but a whole-school approach to all aspects of health and well- being. We hope that progress in our school will be successful through ongoing consultation with the pupils, staff, parents and when needed relevant HSE professionals. The process will be facilitated by a Health Promoting Schools Team (HPST). The following are the members of our team: Teachers : Dervilla Finnegan, Elizabeth Moloney, Philomena Davis Parents : Veronica Finn, Colette Larkin Pupils: John Reilly, Emily Hanratty The team are currently working on a number of initiatives. Our soon to be launched Buddy Bench for the school yard has been the result of collaboration between the Health Promoting Schools Team/ Parents Association and Kells Mens Shed. We would like to thank Kells Men’s Shed for constructing and painting our new Buddy Bench and Eamon Gibney of Forge Paving for supplying a brick surface for the bench. We look forward to welcoming Buddy Bench Ireland on Thursday Oct 25 th to educate our pupils around the benefits of having a Buddy Bench in their school playground. We hope to keep you informed of future developments as they arise.
Please see below our timetable of events for Health Promoting Week being held during the week of October 22 nd -25 th 2018. Monday 22 nd Handwashing workshops with Colette Larkin Talk on Anxiety @ 8pm in the school. Speaker Jenny King (Child and Adolescent Mental Health nurse, Crumlin Hospital) Launch of our Buddy Bench Tuesday 23 rd Healthy recipes cooking demonstrations with Patrick Keenan Wednesday 24 th Mindful Meditation Workshops with Dearbhla Grall Thursday 25 th Buddy Bench Workshops with Judith Ashton
Health Promoting  School Week