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Drop Everything and Exercise

As part of our approach to whole-school wellbeing, we have launched the Drop Everything and Exercise initiative.


What is it?

  • It is the use of physical activity breaks during lessons.
  • Pupils and teachers stop what they are doing and engage in a little bit of exercise.
  • New exercises are tried out every week.


  • These physical activity breaks allow you to clear your mind, get some fresh air and energise yourself.
  • They will increase your focus in a fun and healthy way.

One Good School Initiative

We are very proud to say we are enrolled in Jigsaw’s One Good School initiative.

Jigsaw is the national center for youth mental health in Ireland.

The One Good School Initiative involves a whole school approach, aimed at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of young people and those around them.

OGS will involve:

  • A wide range of activities, based on the school’s needs. These include face-to-face classes, events and online learning options.
  • Topics include managing exam stress, anxiety in the classroom, how to get help and self care.
  • Young people are the experts in what affects them. Therefore, pupils will have the opportunity to lead, support and promote mental health in Maryfield.

What’s next?

  • Right now, we are establishing a One Good School team, made up of school management, teachers, pupils and parents. Their job is to roll out the programme in the school.
  • Team members will receive training from Jigsaw. Between now and the summer, they will complete 5 team tasks. One would be to assess the needs of the school in order to plan for September.
  • Pupils and parents will start with an online course.

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Christmas Cookery

The week before Christmas, the Transition Year students made chocolate yule logs. Thank you to Ms McAuley and Ms Gordon for organising this for us. We all had great fun and it definitely got us in the festive spirit!


Áine Bolger & Róisín Kelly

TY Care Pack Initiative

This year the Transition year students took part in the Care Pack initiative during November and December. The aim is to spread joy and goodwill towards senior citizens who are residents in a care facility in Ireland. Many of these residents, have had limited visits from family and friends during this time, so when we heard of the opportunity to get involved and make a difference, we couldn’t wait!

55 students from our year volunteered to participate in the project. On completion of our application, we received a list of residents currently residing in local nursing homes within the Drumcondra and Glasnevin area. We wanted to support the residents by wrapping them in a blanket of kindness andwhile they may have to isolate away safely during the pandemic, they most certainly are in our thoughts. We sent letters, cards, gifts, handcrafted items, and treats. All parcels were individually wrapped, packed, and posted. Each package is a unique representation of how we are keeping our senior citizens in our thoughts and prayers over the festive season.

Many thanks to Ms. McAuley for supporting us on this project and well done to all Ty students on thewhat has been a great successgreat team work!

Ava Cleary, Megan Savage, Sarah Preston & Louise Hennessey