St Joseph’s Marist College Wellness

At St Joseph’s Marist College, the wellness of our pupils is a priority. We are pleased to be running a series of presentations by our Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist in order to assist parents and teachers to successfully navigate matters experienced by children in their developmental years.

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Identifying barriers to learning in little ones – Part 3

We are excited to present an opportunity for an engaging discussion led by Kayla Keating (Ed Support Specialist) and Cheryl Neeson (Social Worker), focused on the identification of young children facing learning barriers, as well as an in-depth exploration of the subsequent steps in their learning journey. We are thrilled to inform you of our bridging environment, tailored to the needs of children who frequently require supplementary assistance within the academic space. This specialized setting encompasses reduced class sizes and experts dedicated to nurturing those children whose educational requirements extend beyond the conventional mainstream framework. Your presence is greatly valued as we share ideas and discuss how to identify pupils who require additional assistance in order to thrive.

Date: 25 April 2024
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue: SJMC Library
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Identifying barriers to learning in little ones

We are excited to present an opportunity for an engaging discussion led by Kayla Keating (Ed Support Specialist) and Cheryl Neeson (Social Worker), focused on the identification of young children facing learning barriers, as well as an in-depth exploration of the subsequent steps in their learning journey. We are thrilled to inform you of our bridging environment, tailored to the needs of children who frequently require supplementary assistance within the academic space. This specialized setting encompasses reduced class sizes and experts dedicated to nurturing those children whose educational requirements extend beyond the conventional mainstream framework. Your presence is greatly valued as we share ideas and discuss how to identify pupils who require additional assistance in order to thrive.

Date: Tuesday March 2024
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue: SJMC Library
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Date: Tuesday 12 September 2023
Time: 14:00 – 15:00
Venue: SJMC Library
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Speaker: Kayla Keating (Education Support)
Date: 20 April 2023
Time: 14:00
Venue: St Joseph’s Marist College Library

Coping with Grief | How to manage big feelings | Top tips for online safety

16 November 2022
Time: 14h00 for 14h15
Location: Library

Visual Perception

15 September 2022
Time: 14h00
Location: Library

Visual Perception and how teachers may identify challenges in this area. Also possible activities to assist in developing this vital component.

Bridging Learning Gaps

Presented by Ms Emma-Jean Laubscher, Education Support Teacher at St Joseph’s Marist College
This presentation aims at addressing the learning gaps that have arisen during Covid-19 and how to bridge these gaps with practical, everyday solutions.

Empathy

Presented by Mrs Cheryl Neeson (social worker)
Empathy is the ability to respect and understand another’s perspective or feelings. Helping preschoolers develop the life skill of empathy allows for stronger relationships with others, allows more opportunity for learning, Empathy promotes better tolerance for others and good mental health.

Resilience

Presented by Mrs Cheryl Neeson (social worker)
Resilience is the ability to manage during a difficult situation and ‘bounce back’ after a challenging experience. This is an incredibly important skill during the time of Covid-19 and beyond.