St Aidan's Community School

SCP (School Completion Programme)

SCP (School Completion Programme)

The School Completion Programme is an initiative funded by Tusla Education Welfare Service. The long term aims of the School Completion Programme is to work in collaboration with your child’s teachers, SNA’s and school management to ensure your child’s school attendance, participation and retention. The SCP aims to ensure all children complete the Leaving Certificate and access third level education and or secure employment.

The School Completion Programme offers a range of initiatives in St Aidan’s Community School to further support your child’s education. The SCP can adapt the supports to individually suit the need of your child. Your child is at the centre of the School Completion Programme and St Aidan’s Community School. Please see some of the range of supports we offer in St Aidan’s Community School. Students must be referred to the School Completion Programme to access the supports. For further information please contact either member of the St Aidan’s Community School team. Lee Anne Russell Programme Coordinator and or Fiona Dunleavy Project Worker.

Working Things Out: An evidence-based CBT programme for adolescents (aged 11 to 16)

Promoting positive mental health and teaching coping skills to overcome specific problems.

Child Counselling Support Service: The SCP programme funds a counselling service for students in the school one day per week. Issue can include bereavement and loss, mental health issues, anxiety, low mood, depression. Dorothy is available in the school one day per week.

The Be Healthy, Be Happy programme​consists of four overarching concepts; Physical

Health, Social Health, Mental Health and Spiritual Health. Issues are dealt with such as stress,

bullying, alcohol/drug use and depression in a way that enhances the young people’s capacity

to cope with challenges as they emerge and aims to build their resilience and social support

network in a real and tangible way

The aim of A Life of Choices​ is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary

to engage in pro-social behaviour, make positive life choices and ultimately reduce the

Level/frequency of their offending. The key themes emphasised throughout the programme are

empathy, responsibility, impulse control, respect, pro-social behaviour and reflection.

REAL U​is a personal development programme that aims to equip young people with the skills,

knowledge and confidence to develop healthy relationships, make responsible decisions in

relation to their sexual health and ultimately delay the onset of early sexual activity.

Morning Club ​Universal support. Young people can come to school from 8am, have their

breakfast with friends and be prepared, on time and organised for the day ahead.

Lunch Club ​ Universal support. Young people receive a free hot meal at lunchtime. To

increase student’s involvement and happiness in school activities.

Anger management: to improve students’ understanding of interpersonal relations

Personal development: to provide workshops for students on building self-esteem and other

self-development issues

The Leadership ​ Programme sets out to empower young people to make a positive

difference to their school & community. young people learn the core concepts of leadership and

gain skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, self-awareness

etc. The programme sets about developing the leadership capabilities and potential of young

people and gives them an opportunity to harness their skills and attributes to contribute to their

society in a fun and encouraging environment.

Peer Mentoring programme​: Enabling students to develop self-esteem and personal

development. To engage with Senior Students to acquire skills to work with and facilitate

groups from 6th class making the transition to 1st year and to mentor and support those

students throughout the 1st year in school.

Transition programme:​ To support the transition from primary to post-primary school, and

from junior to senior post-primary school

Copping On Programme​: Improved understanding of right and wrong, improved knowledge of

the law

Putting the Pieces Together programme​ To explore and challenge attitudes in relation to

substance use

Drug Awareness Programme:​ To explore issues relating to drugs & alcohol use / misuse

Lee Anne Russell SCP Coordinator

Contact 0861591323 E:

Fiona Dunleavy Project Worker

Contact 0834460633 E:

St Aidan's Community School,
Dublin 24,

01 452 4677

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