St Ciaran's College launch their "recovery curriculum"

St Ciaran’s College have launched their “recovery curriculum” to help new and existing pupils settle back into school life following their extended break. The school has adapted their personal development programme to place a greater emphasis on pupils’ emotional health and well-being throughout the first term. Pupils will reflect on their their recent experiences of learning at home and learn strategies to help them cope with the changes to their personal and school life. It is hoped that this focus on developing resilience will prepare pupils for the challenges they face not just in school over the weeks and months ahead, but for life.

Stephen beattie workshop 1

Past pupil, Stephen Beattie, assisted with this programme by delivering a workshop to our new Year 8 pupils dealing with resilience, well-being and self care. Stephen will work with other year groups in the weeks ahead.

  Stephen Beattie Workshop 2

 Mr Stephen Beattie, past pupil and personal coach, delivers a workshop on well being and resilience to our Year 8 pupils
as as part of the recovery curriculum at St Ciaran’s College.


Year 8s at St Ciaran’s have had a busy start since beginning “big school” on the 1st September. Meeting new friends and teachers was the theme for the first week of school. St Ciaran’s College has sixteen partner primary schools across south Tyrone and St Ciaran’s is grateful to these schools for their help in the transition for the new year 8s.

Starting secondary school is a significant milestone for any young child but this will be an even more remarkable year.  On Wednesday 9th September, the feast day of St Ciaran, the year 8s were presented with their own personal rosary from principal Mr Paul Lavery. This tradition of presenting Year 8 pupils with their own rosary is to remind them of the school’s motto, fortis in fide (strong in faith) and that God will walk with the in their journey through their school years.

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