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St. George's National School, Balbriggan Co. Dublin

Well-being and Support

1st Feb 2021

Dear Parents /Guardians

  We hope that you and your families are all well. We are aware of the difficulties faced by our families during this pandemic and we know that on-line education is a challenge.  We wanted to remind you that you are not expected to be the substitute teacher but you  just need to support your child's learning by liaising with the class teachers /SET teacher. We encourage you to be realistic about your child’s needs and your own needs.

When trying to think about how we can support ourselves, our families, our communities and our country in the coming weeks, National Educational Psychology Service (NEPS) advise reminding ourselves of these three key messages:

  • Stay Responsible & Informed
  • Stay Active & Connected
  • Stay Positive & Calm

Below we have copied links to a range of resources which you may find helpful. 

Stay Safe. 

Best wishes,



  • A plan for the day template is available here to help you and your child put a structure on the day. It suggests trying to have a schedule, creating time for fun activities, time for learning, break times and time for physical activity.
  • The Department of Education National Educational Psychology Service (NEPS) have many resources that you may find useful while the school is closed. These resources can be found on the Department website here 
  • NEPS has also published A Guide for Parents on Supporting Children and Young People with Daily Routines while Schools are Closed which is available here
  • Relaxation Techniques Podcast This link will take you to a podcast from NEPS to help parents and pupils practise relaxation techniques. 
  • Advice for Young People :NEPS has published Advice for Young People while Schools are Closed which is available here