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Online School Transitioning Workshops for Class of 2020

Delivering expert Online Wellbeing & Resilience Workshops for students transitioning.
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We are experts in school transitioning.  We have moved our evidence-based programme online to continue to facilitate parents and teachers that want to support their 6th class pupils as they school transition into 1st year.

We also support secondary school transitioning to college.  ln a 2004 study 16% of first year college students dropped out of college. 

The School Transitioning, Wellbeing and Me Workshop will look at the elements of wellbeing and each student will be empowered in developing their own resilience skills to help them on their journey into secondary school and third level.

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Going to secondary school online workshop

Workshop is delivered in 2 parts

Module 1 My Mind and Me – What is wellbeing.
Module 2 Wellbeing Wobbles – What causes them, what they look like and how to solve them.
Module 3 Secondary School- First Week Survival Tools.
Module 4 Be in Control- Power of positivity and building resilience skills.

Going to College online workshop content

Workshop is delivered in 2 parts

Module 1 My Wellbeing-My Mind and me-what is wellbeing?
Module 2 Stress- What causes it, what it looks like and how to manage it?
Module 3 1st Month in College- First Month Survival Skills.
Module 4 Be in Control- Taking responsibility for self-care, digital awareness, boundaries.
Module 5 Identifying steps to take in a mental health crisis.
Module 6 Personal Wellbeing Plan- Creating an individual, bespoke wellbeing and resilience plan.
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Our Objective

The objective of the workshop is to enable students to begin to take ownership of their personal wellbeing and resilience through identifying stressors and establishing a plan for interventions for themselves that they can maintain while they make the school transition and beyond. The practical aspects of moving secondary school are also covered in part three of the workshop.
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What Students and Teachers Say

  • “I liked the workshop structure. It was a good mix of everything- working together, by ourselves, the videos were very good. I learned how to take care of my own wellbeing”
    Sixth Class Student
    Patrickswell, Co Limerick.
    “It was really creative. It was a really nice way to learn about wellbeing. I thought how you did the timetable was good. It was nice to know that the others were feeling the same as me about going to secondary school”
    Sixth Class Student
    Athlone, Co Roscommon
    “Many thanks Dorothy for your presentation and interactive lessons in our school last week.
    The children were really engaged in the workshop and the opportunity to identify and discuss their stresses in life. 

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    They seemed to be surprised to learn that so many of them have similar difficulties and we were surprised to learn so many didn’t talk about their worries with others.
    It was a great opportunity for the children to open up, identify and discuss their mental well being. A very important topic in today’s world! Thank You."
    Teacher
    Athlone
  • "C***** really got loads out of your two day course. It’s has opened C***** up and he’s talking about secondary school now something he hasn’t done yet! So thank you for that."  
    Parent
    Tipperary
    "Dorothy has delivered a wide variety of workshops for teachers and SNAs in Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre over the past academic year (2019/2020). The feedback from the participants has been excellent...

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    ...and all of her workshops have been very well attended, with most of them quickly booking out .
    That is testimony to the quality of her presentations and the relevance of her workshops to the work of teachers and SNAs in schools."
    Director - Carrick-On-Shannon Edu. Centre
    Karen Devine
    "Dorothy thank you for two fantastic webinars. I know it was a small group of children and I appreciate you taking the time to facilitate us.
    The children got so much from them."
    Sixth Class Teacher
    Westmeath
  • "Just to say a huge "thank you" for those seminars you provided our 6th class girls. Excellent feedback from all."
    Principal
    Tallamore
    "Thank you! The two days were very informative and hopefully will serve to lessen the stress of those first few weeks in secondary school. O**** found it very helpful. Even if he takes just a few key points from the two days it will be a big help during the transition. We will all be using the triangle breathing!"
    Parent
    Dublin
    "The two workshops were fantastic. Thank you Dorothy"
    School Completion Co-Ordinator
    Mayo
    "T*** found the workshops excellent and is delighted and thankful for them. Thanks from me also."
    Parent
    Wicklow
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