The following Wellbeing Courses are provided in Holy Family School for the Deaf.
- Think Right Feel Good- An NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society Course for promoting wellbeing in deaf young people. This programme is suitable for Junior Cycle Students.
- Healthy Minds-An NDCS programme exploring good emotional health in Deaf adolescents. This course is suitable for Junior Cycle Students.
- My Friend’s Youth Skills for Life. Dr Paula Barrett’s programme aims to treat and prevent anxiety. It also strives to increase resilience and teach coping skills. This programme is designed for Senior Cycle Students.
- We also endeavour to provide one day workshops facilitated by organisations such as Aware’s Beat The Blues. This is a positive mental health programme for Senior Cycle Students.
Parenting Courses – Parents Plus
Parents Plus is an evidence based parenting course promoting effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged eleven plus. This course is free to attend and is open to all parents and carers whose teenagers attend Holy Family School for the Deaf. The programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children while also being firm and influential in their lives.
The Student Council is a student representative body which allows students to share their ideas and concerns with school management. Each class elects a Class Captain and these students represent their peers on the Student Council. They also help to raise funds for the school and initiate reform in areas of interest to students.
Our School Counsellors are accessible to the pupils for individual counselling which they can request directly or through referrals by their parents/guardians or teachers.
Homework Club for Boarders
Homework Club takes place in the school from Monday-Thursday with supervision provided by members of our teaching and support staff. Homework Club is open to all our boarding Post Primary students.
For exam year students, the Homework Club ensures that study time is focused and that study is consistent throughout the school year helping students to avoid stress as exam time approaches.
For non-exam year students, the Homework Club helps them to develop positive and consistent study habits that will serve them throughout their education and beyond.