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It can be difficult when the world around us is constantly changing. For many of us it is challenging and for some distressing. How to cope with this flux that unsettles and unnerves? Focus on what you can control. Be in charge of those things that you are responsible for. Be the boss of the bits and pieces of your daily life that you can manage. So what if there is so much uncertainty about the state examinations…make it your goal to be ready for the 12th of February which is the first review date for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert students in our school. So what if they are not sure what date the schools will be open again…make it your goal to engage with every single online class you are timetabled for. So what if you can’t chat to your friends during break time….meet them when you get involved in extracurricular activities like our online chess club or our student council.
So instead of getting upset or down about what you can’t do, focus on what you can do and go ahead and make it happen. You will find the time will fly, you will be happier and before you know it this chapter in our lives will have passed. So take control and start today.
A few notices.
- A reminder to all students to have Microsoft Teams open and be ready to join at the beginning of each class. If you can’t get into a class, email the teacher immediately. If that doesn’t work email Ms Reynolds or Mr Lyons. We will get the problem sorted. It is your responsibility to be present for class. Make sure that you are by following the above steps.
- If a student disrupts an online class they will be removed and will not be allowed to return until they have explained their actions to Ms Reynolds. Parents will be contacted in all such cases. School rules apply. Every person in our school community must be allowed to teach and learn without interference or intimidation. Such behaviours will not be tolerated.
- During the 1st week it was about getting the online classes up and running. Last week was about improving attendance. This week we are focusing on supporting students in class and outside of class. This means that some students will be getting extra classes and we will also be looking at promoting extra-curricular activities for all. So if you have any ideas on the latter please contact your student council representative and they will pass it onto us.
- Meeting of the student council today at 6pm. Key item on the agenda is to offer support to students at this time and how best we can do it. Should be an interesting meeting.
- Staff meeting tomorrow from 3.30 so you will be finishing classes at that time.
- Well done to the LCC2021 Chess Club that had a very good 1st round at the Longford Schools Chess competition. We had our first tournament last night which went well. You don’t have to know how to play because we will teach you and it’s a great opportunity to meet and chat with your friends whilst playing chess. We will send details out shortly on how to join.
Now take a moment to read the refection that Ms Keenan has shared with us this morning.