WELCOME TO THE
NAAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NEWS AND EVENTS
Monday 9th - Friday 13th May 2022
World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2021
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.
NCC Wellbeing Week 10th -14th May
Darkness into Light Saturday 8th May in aid of Pieta House
NCC Wellbeing Logo Competition
Well done to our winners Rachel & Emily! See their designs below
Junior Winner - 1st Year
Senior Winner - 5th Year
Feel Good Friday
From Malin to Mizen Head and back again!
2 Week Step Challenge
Now that we are back in another lockdown, its important to keep active and stay positive. As healthy living prefect, I am organising a “50 million steps” initiative, alongside our head prefect. This is also in line with Epilepsy Irelands nationwide awareness event for this important illness.
Healthy Living Prefect, Diana
Resilience Photography Competition
Resilience at this time is as important as wearing a mask. Right now, we are going through a third level 5 lockdown and students are being put through a second phase of remote learning. The increase in positive cases has caused an increase in pressure on students, teachers and parents. We are all in a very tough place right now and what makes it harder is not being able to relieve that pressure by meeting up with friends, going to the gym or even going out.. However, we can tackle this and we will get there. If there is anything that we have learned in the past 12 months, we must take care of our wellbeing, our minds and allow our surroundings to be filled with positivity and the things that make us happy.
For those who don’t know what resilience is, resilience is adapting in the face of challenges or struggles. By being resilient you are not backing down from a challenge or you get back up and try again after being knocked down or failing at something. No matter what difficulties are put in your way, resilience is having the attitude to overcome them. I’m sure you can all recognize how crucial resilience is in our lives under the current circumstances we are going through. Resilience is imperative in cultivating a healthy sense of wellbeing, particularly as we face isolation, stress and uncertainty. Something that is circulating in all parts of our community during this time. We can get through this together, but how do you apply a resilient attitude in the face of such adversity, stress and hardship? I have put together 3 approaches and steps to help us be positive and resilient, especially considering we are online at the moment and not in our usual school environment. But Hopefully these 3 steps can help us actively think about how to be more resilient in this crucial period.
Something I started doing in the initial lockdown was taking pictures of my surroundings and documenting my runs. I’m sure that anyone reading this has some photographs that you have taken over the lockdowns that you would like to share. For me, taking pictures was a great way of reminding myself that I will look back on these one day in the future when the word “lockdown” will be nothing more than a historic phrase. Taking these pictures are a great way of finding the good in what we’re going through and documenting these bizarre memories. Leanne, our Creative Arts Prefect and I have been talking about what we can do for the school body during this time and she has created a competition for students to send in any pictures that you have taken during the lockdowns and send them in with a small caption. The theme of your photo entries should be the theme of “resilience”. Please include a caption that helps describe the picture and a description. Please see Leanne’s information and posters for more information about the entries. It can be from how you now spend your Friday nights to a nice nature walk you did. Any submissions you have send them to firstname.lastname@example.org , please take part for a chance to win a prize.
Today our TY students began the HEADSTRONG programme, a Mental Health e-learning programme,as part of their Social Studies/Wellbeing class. Huge thanks to @cycleagainstsuicide for providing us with such fantastic resources during this period of remote learning #itsoknottobeok #mentalhealth #elearning
Stand Up Week 2020
16th - 20th November 2020