Amber Flag

What is the Amber Flag?

The Amber Flag initiative is an initiative run by Pieta House which recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youth reach, third level institutions, community groups, clubs and companies to create healthy, inclusive environments that support mental wellbeing.

It aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in primary schools. It is recognised in these guidelines that positive mental health and wellbeing enables young people to lead fulfilling lives and is vitally important to their holistic development.

In order to promote positive mental health and wellbeing at Rathoe NS, we have decided to take part in the Amber Flag Initiative.

Successful completion of the Amber Flag initiative involves the whole school community coming together in order to create a safe, positive and healthy attitude towards our general physical and mental health and well-being.

We wish to rally the wider school community together to endorse positive mental health and wellbeing. If any parents are willing to share their skills and talents with us in terms of music, meditation, mindfulness, fitness, healthy eating, art, etc. please get in touch.

We will be documenting all of our hard work over the next few months and you will see all of the wonderful wellbeing work that is being completed in our school on this website and in our monthly assemblies.

Our aims and objectives are…

  • To create Amber Flag notice boards in the school, promoting positive mental health strategies.
  • To hold a fundraising event for Pieta House and a Wellbeing Week to promote positive mental health in our school
  • To hold a ‘Design a Poster’ competition within the school to raise awareness of positive mental health strategies.

The ‘Wellbeing Commitee’

Our ‘Wellbeing Committee’ work together to help promote positive mental health in our school. They have been working tirelessly to outline lots of innovative ways to promote positive mental health and wellbeing amongst our students.

 

Events

Meditation Mondays

Walk on Wednesdays

Feel good Friday

Wellbeing Homework one day a week- a suggested activity each week for wellness at home

There will also be a range of activities, Art projects, games and projects taking place.

Hopefully, everyone will feel much more positive for it!!!!!

 

We received our first Amber Flag in June 2022