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Sunday 31 August 2014

Talk on issue of cyber bullying

Published 24/01/2013 | 13:44

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A PARENTS' night was held at McEgan College on Tuesday, January 15, regarding cyber bullying.

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This information session with Ms Theresa Piggott, a school principal in Bantry, who gives talk on this serious issue, provided very relevant details on how to deal with cyber bullying.

It was a very informative evening on an important issue that all parents should be aware of. The text of this talk will be up on their website in the next couple of weeks at www.mcegan.ie, well worth a read.

Also, on the Thursday, February 7, renowned counsellor Joe Heffernan will be giving a talk to parents on the 'Stresses & Challenges of Parenting Teenagers' at 7pm. This talk is open to parents of students only.

TRANSITION YEAR UPDATES

The McEgan TY group recently went on a trip to Cork city to visit the Youth Health Services centre on Shandon Street.

Here the students received a presentation on crisis pregnancy, family planning, drug/alcohol abuse, sexually transmitted infection and health promotion information. The youth health service is a one of a kind, free service especially for teenagers offering specific health services to young people.

While in Cork the students went for a bit of shopping and food on Corks North Main Street. A great day was had by all. We also visited UCC with our TRIZ team to take part in a competition on innovation and invention.

Our project did very well and even though we didn't win on this occasion our group was commended with an honourable mention.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION

We had a guest speaker from the Irish Heart Foundation come into the school to give a talk to our TYs on how to look after their heart.

The students got a great insight into how to live a healthy lifestyle and what to avoid if they wanted to keep their heart in good condition!

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