A huge thank Gary in Trampolines Ireland and Sean in the Irish Society for Autism for their tremendous show of support for St Paul’s. On Thursday 16th September 2021 Gary and Sean delivered a 14 foot Trampoline to St Paul’s Special School.
Trampolining has some extra benefits to children and adults who have to deal with sensory imbalances. This is particularly important in the case of autism. People with autism will often seek relief from these imbalances. They do so through repetitive movements such as rocking, swinging, and fidgeting. The act of bouncing on a trampoline is an excellent way to stimulate these soothing movements in a safe way.
10 reasons to incorporate bouncing on a Trampoline into the day…
1. Bouncing supports self-regulation…it can be calming or alerting, depending on the needs of the nervous system at any given moment
2. It provides proprioceptive input to the spine and lower body joints, which is also calming, organizing, and regulating
3. Improves body awareness and body in space
4. Helps the lymphatic system with circulation and drainage
5. Improves core strength
6. Movement helps the auditory system process
7. Improves lower body proximal stability and weight shifting
8. Supports attention to task and cognition
9. Supports visual processing and visual motor development
10. It is meaningful, purposeful, and fun!
Thanks again Gary and Sean, the children will have years of fun ahead!!!!
Trampolines Ireland can be contacted on 01 960 1641 (ROI) or 02837568930 (NI)
School will reopen @ 9:00 am on Tuesday 1st September.
More information regarding the return to school protocols and procedures will be made available shortly on this website.
Message to parents and guardians of the boys and girls in St. Paul’s Special School who are enrolled for First Holy Communion:
Dear parents and guardians,
Greetings and Happy Easter from the parish and St. Paul’s!
There is still much uncertainty as to when the restrictions placed on us for our safety will be lifted. With both Masses and school suspended, we are living through a challenging period of our history. We are especially conscious of the boys and girls who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion. It is almost certain now that the ceremonies planned for the 28th of May will have to be postponed and possibly for some months. We await updated public health advice on when it will be possible to hold large gatherings of people. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue to pray with your children. Mass is broadcast from the parish every day at 10am, including Sundays, through Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/beaumont.parish) and through the telephone (018477740, option 6).
We look forward to the day when we can gather again for Sunday Mass and when the children can receive Holy Communion. We remember the children, their teachers and their families in the Mass regularly. Please ask the children to continue to pray too for all those whose lives are affected by the crisis and for those who are working so hard to keep our society safe and nourished.
God bless you all!
Adrian (Principal) and Fr. Robert.
Age Action and Irish red Cross launched a Covid 19 Hardship Fund to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland experiencing additional hardship as a result of Covid 19.
If you know someone who might benefit from this Fund, please share this link!!!
24 March, 2020 – Covid-19 Statement from the Department of Education and Skills
All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.
The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.
All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines.
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said: “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, not least students and their parents.
“The decision to keep schools closed until after the Easter break is based on public health advice. It is a hugely important aspect of our continued effort to limit the spread of Covid-19.
“My message to students facing exams is that they should keep focused, keep working and try, as much as possible, to prepare as normal for the state exams. We are doing everything in our power to make sure those exams happen.
“Teachers and students have answered the call to remote learning with exceptional flexibility and adaptability. You are all a credit to the education system.
“I am also deeply conscious of significant work being done to ensure continuity of learning across our higher and further education institutions. The impact of emergency measures has not stopped education, it has inspired innovation and we are indebted to all those continuing to provide education in these trying times.”