Margaret Curran, a Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist from Dromconrath, Co. Meath addressed the parent body of Coláiste Oiriall in the school on Tuesday night. The talk, which was organised by the Parents’ Association, was entitled “Parenting and triggers that can escalate challenges with children/teenagers and cause undue friction”. Margaret spoke about the impact of a parent’s beliefs and thinking on their children’s behaviour, why children misbehave and ways of dealing with this behaviour and the impact of parents’ thinking on the lives of their children. Her talk was received extremely well and many said that they found it beneficial. The interactive nature of the talk allowed parents the opportunity to articulate their own views.
Toghadh Coiste Tuismitheoirí nua le linn na hoíche fosta. Seo a leanas na baill úra: Maireád Ní Chorragáin, Shirley Nic Cionna, Noleen Rooney, Claire Burns, Macartan Kieran, Mark Macklin, Colleen Mc Cague, Fiona Keenan, Caroline Cassidy agus Brigid McPhillips. Beidh an chéad chruinniú acu sa bhliain úr. Ghabh an Príomhoide, Brendan Ó Dufaigh, buíochas le Roisin Uí Mhaolfhabhaoil a bhí mar chathaoirleach agus mar bhunchloch an choiste ó bunaíodh an scoil agus a d’oibrigh go dian sa ról seo agus i rólanna eile chun leas na scoile a chur chun cinn i gcónaí.