The health and wellbeing of everyone in Sligo Grammar School has become central to school life. The Department of Education and Science acknowledges the importance of wellbeing in our lives and has introduced Wellbeing as a core part of the curriculum. In Sligo Grammar School we endeavour to focus on good physical and mental health throughout the school year. As part of this we celebrate the diversity, talents and abilities of our students by holding special events such as “Diversity Week”, Seachtain na Gaeilge, talent shows and concerts. We also highlight health and wellbeing issues through our dedicated focus weeks such as Mental Health week and whole-school activities such as the annual whole-school walk to Doorley park. Our students are also very involved in promoting a healthy lifestyle and good mental health. Fund-raisers and Awareness Activities are part and parcel of their education, often through subjects such as SPHE and LCVP.
Our TY students are holding a Fancy-Dress for Hallowe’en to boost our spirits and raise funds for Pieta House. the day is Thursday 22nd October and all students are asked to contribute €3 each for this fantastic charity dedicated to helping people overcome depression and other mental health issues.
Jack Donaghy is a third year student and he has been researching a CSPE project on drugs and drug awareness.
Hi my name Jack and I am from 3C. My class and I have decided to do our CSPE project on “Drugs and Drug Awareness” knowing, as we do, how drugs affect individuals and families. We also acknowledge the safety the Gardaì try to bring to Ireland in the fight against drugs and the work they do in educating us about the dangers of drugs. Read my report HERE
Summer 2020 was a busy time in SGS as our caretakers pulled out all the stops to get the school ready for the return to classes. Both the boarding and day schools have had to be re-organised, with a lot of changes made in order to adhere to Public Health Covid 19 guidelines. A huge thank you goes to the caretakers, management and office staff for the work they did right throughout the summer while students and teaching staff were on their school holidays. As well as lots of new hand sanitisers situated all round the school, there are temperature gauges at the main entrances, two isolation rooms, and a new matron’s surgery in the school block. A one-way system has been laid out around the school and the classrooms have been cleared of all extra furniture with single desks replacing the double desks so that a one-metre distance can be maintained between students. Years 1 to 4 are now in base classrooms in order to restrict movement and maintain as much social distancing as feasibly possible. In order to enable this the Library and Khansama have been converted into classrooms for the year. Some photos of the school can be seen HERE.
View our Covid19 policies HERE