Liscarroll N.S. is passionate about the positive mental wellbeing of our students. We are very proud to have received two Amber flags in 2020 and 2021. Our Amber flag committee consists of student representatives from each class level also including a teacher and SNA to guide and support the children. We have run two themed weeks “Be your own kind of brave” and “Express Yourself”. We have completed activities such as yoga, art competitions, sensory workshops, danceathon, reading from an author, exercise activities, mindfulness colouring and class programmes and lessons based on mindfulness.
Here at Liscarroll National School we pride ourselves on being a digitally advanced school. The promotion of digital citizenship amongst our pupils is something we take great care in. We aim to teach our pupils the necessary skills to engage safely and effectively with online content. All pupils in our school have their own school email address which enables them to access educational based apps that Google has to offer at age appropriate stages. All classes within our school have an online platform using Google Classroom. This is used by teachers to communicate homework and facilitate online learning when necessary. We have a large array of equipment including a trolley of 28 Chromebook which enables pupils to participate in many different aspects of online learning including the creation of written pieces, research projects and educational games. This year we hope to apply for the New Digital Schools Award and look forward to applications opening for this.
Health Eating Club
We have started the process of updating and developing our whole school's positive approach to healthy eating.
S.T.E.M education focuses on the four areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. In our school we place a strong emphasis on the teaching and learning of science and maths along with other subjects in the curriculum. Children participate in science investigations and hands-on maths and engineering challenges as well as completing presentations on chromebooks. Some of the themes we have engaged with are climate change, plastic, food and electricity. All students are actively engaged in their learning while participating in the STEM curriculum. Students look forward to STEM class every week.
Liscarroll N.S. has a student council consisting of 19 members. This council is a representative structure for all students in the school. It provides children the opportunity to become involved in affairs of the school. Members of the student council communicate and consult with other members of the student body. The student council was created to benefit the school and give the children a voice. The student council has an important input and gives feedback on items such as school tours, uniform, quizzes, healthy eating, code of discipline, anti- bullying and development of school rules.