Transition From Primary to Secondary

 David Coleman in Fingal

A series of talks and events are taking place in the college this year to strengthen the partnership between home and school. One such event took place on the 25th October. David Coleman a well-known clinical psychologist and TV presenter spoke to a hall filled with parents, teachers and school principals from all over Dublin. The topics David covered included the transition from primary to secondary school and how parents and school together can support teenagers as they navigate their journey through adolescence.  David spoke about their movement from dependence to independence and the formation of identity.  He also spoke about teenage experimentation and alcohol and substance use, risk taking, peer relationships and understanding sexuality, teenage stress and how to recognise and resolve bullying behaviour.  It finished with a question and answer session which was extremely valuable for all who attended.  

Photos taken by Dr Parkinson on the night.