This year we have implemented several measures to keep our community safe, including temperature checks, regular cleaning of high touch areas, sanitising of desks and restricting the number of visitors allowed into the school. As we are in a highly fluid time with new information becoming available regularly, we are constantly looking to improve our plan. We welcome suggestions from staff, students and parents who have different perspectives on how our plan is working and want to share ideas about possible improvements both in terms of our physical and mental wellbeing. Below you will learn about a number of our wellbeing initiatives and you can also read our response plan and important information from the HSE.
Ice Cream for Everyone
Activity Clubs take place at lunch times and we've had lots of theme weeks such as Diversity Week, Active Week, Languages Week and Mathematics Week. We even organised an ice cream van to visit the school one Friday afternoon.
Congratulations to everyone for keeping our school safe and finding ways to improve our quality of life during these extraordinary times. ETSS Wicklow Covid-19 Response Plan is available at this link.
During periods when the school is closed, our online learning plan includes the following protocols:
1. Ice Cream Afternoon
2. Bingo Afternoon
3. Student Assemblies by Zoom
4. Club Activities at Lunch Time
5. Christmas Variety Show
6. Livestreaming Classes to Students in Social Isolation
7. Drama Workshops for Every Class - Wellbeing Theme
8. Online Training Day to Prepare for a Non-Stressful Transition to Online Learning if Necessary
9. Launch of Morning Yoga Classes in December
10. Students' Council raising the flags of the school, the country and the EU for celebration days
11. Pancake Day - start the day with pancakes before first class
12. Student v Parent Debate by Zoom 'Covid-19 is a hoax' (students proposing, parents opposing)
13. Online Chess Competition
14. National Debate Competition for all Educate Together secondary schools
Thanks to everyone for playing your part in raising spirits, keeping to the plan and helping the work of the school continue.