Dear Parents and Students 

This period of dealing with the Coronavirus crisis and school closure is a difficult time for everyone and while much of what happens is outside of our control it is important that we look after our mental health. We have previously sent you information detailing how students should manage their days and how parents can support. Please see below for additional information provided today by the National Educational Psychological Service for students and parents. We have also included other links that provide useful information.


pdf NEPS advice plan your day (608 KB)

pdf NEPS guidance talking to children and young people about covid 19 coronavirus advice for parents and schools (498 KB)

pdf NEPS advice to young people while schools are closed (556 KB)

pdf Headspace Fact Sheet Coping with COVID 19 Stress v1 (95 KB)

pdf NEPS relaxation techniques (469 KB)


HSE Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

The Corona Anxiety toolkit from the Shine App and Mental Health America  provides research-backed and helpful tools and resources for anxiety and mental health such as articles, self care strategies and meditations

Spun Out have tips and self-care strategies for young people on ‘how to handle coronavirus anxiety’

Young Minds UK tips for parents to support wellbeing

Headspace: how to cope with stress related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UNICEF: support for teenagers to protect their mental health

List of strategies and self-care section for young people from the Anna Freud Centre resources


Please click on the icon for information on installing and setting up Microsoft Teams. This will be used to distribute work to students throughout the week. 

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It is with great excitement and anticipation that Coláiste Dún an Rí, Kingscourt is proud to present its inaugural Performing Arts school show. On January 19th the school opens its doors to the renowned Young Americans, offering students the opportunity to participate in a number of intensive workshops that will be celebrated in two LIVE shows on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of January. The international performers, known as The Young Americans are a world-renowned non-profit organisation, founded in 1962. They are dedicated to empowering young people by instilling passion, innovation and goodwill through music, dance, performance, academic education, and cultural interaction.  These amazing entertainers have performed on stages across the world with some of the biggest names in show business, including Julie Andrews, Bing Crosby and Judy Garland.

Coláiste Dún an Rí is among the limited selection of schools welcoming the Young Americans on their 2020 tour. The cast will hold three days of intensive workshops on music, song, dance, musical theatre, stage performance and sound techniques. The workshops focus on student wellbeing, developing self-esteem and confidence through the medium of performing arts. At the end of these workshops, students will perform live on stage with the Young Americans for family and friends for two nights only!

For more information please check out the website Admission on the night is €12 for adults and €6 for children. Tickets will be available directly through The Young Americans at the end of each workshop and on the door each night. Both shows take place in the school gymnasium at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm.

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