Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing

Dear Parents,

National Parents Council Primary are running free online interactive workshops on “Supporting parents to support their children’s mental health and wellbeing”, a training programme by NPC in conjunction with St. Patrick’s Mental Health services.

This programme supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur. Parents who attend this session will:

  • Explore the factors that influence mental health and wellbeing in their child.
  • Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
  • Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.

The sessions are taking place online via Zoom at

  • 8pm on Wednesday 20th of January
  • 10am on Thursday the 21st of January
  • 8pm on Thursday the 21st of January
  • 10am on Friday the 22nd of January.

(please note the information provided at each session will be the same).

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Parent support for Home Schooling

Dear Parents, as we face the challenges of Covid 19 again this term, the Department of Education has advised schools to continue home schooling .

In the days ahead teacher’s at St. Joseph’s will continue your child’s education via See Saw or Google Classroom.

If you have any difficulties please contact Vivienne on 087 1838 649 for advice and assistance.

Keep safe and well.

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Covid 19 Update for Parents

Dear Parents,

We are very thankful for all the support you have given since we reopened in August. We have been working very hard since then to keep our school safe for the children and for the whole school community.

This week is crucial in order to do everything that we can so that pupils, families and staff can spend a happy healthy Christmas with their families.

Children must be kept at home if they are displaying any of the following symptoms

  • Cough
  • A fever of 38 degrees or above
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms it is recommended that your contact your GP for further advice. Child may not return to school until they receive a negative test for Covid 19 or have been symptom free for 48 hours.

If your child experiences symptoms while at school, you will be contacted to come and collected your child and take them home as soon as possible. If your contact details have changed please inform the office on 041-9833620 at

On behalf of the Board of Management we wish you all a very happy healthy and safe Christmas and we hope that 2020 brings us all peace and hope.

Thank you for your cooperation

Is mise le meas,

Sarah Bradley


Incredible Years online Parenting Programme


Commencing February 2021


Are you a parent of a child aged 3 to 11 years?

Do you want to share your ideas with other parents on topics like:

  • Playing with your child
  • Positive Tips about annoying behaviours
  • Morning and bedtime routines

Further details contact: Alice 086 816 9532