The Amber Flag September 2018
Our Amber Flag was hoisted beside the college lawn in a short ceremony at lunchtime on Thursday last, 13th September. Chairman of the student wellbeing committee Shore Oluborode (6th Year) thanked the assembled group for their contribution to this achievement, particularly his fellow committee members in attendance Ben Brown (6th Year), Shane Redahan and Andrew Ryan (both 4th Year) and Sam Cahill (3rd Year).
He also thanked Ms Drew, Ms McGuire and Ms Crimmins for their support and welcomed Mr Hurl and Mr Carroll to the ceremony.
The flag represents the commitment of our whole school community to wellbeing as we strive to connect and re-connect people to community. Apathy and anxiety are closely linked being grateful in the healthiest of all emotions and through an appreciation of what we have, we promote our own mental health.
Finally, I particularly thank Shore, Ben and Ms Drew for bringing this project to fruition but it is a start not an end. May the flag fly as a reminder of the challenges many within our community face and the support we can give them.