'Creating a smooth road back to school' for Primary and Post Primary Parents

The impact of the lockdown on children and young people has not just been academic but also emotional.

Speaking to parents, they are extremely concerned about the anxiety that their children are exhibiting during this time.

As a result, GSAP commissioned Máire Dunne and Resilio to create online videos to assist parents, on their children’s return to school.

These are short videos which will help parents with strategies and techniques, that will help their children cope.


Parents of Primary school children


  1. Where the Story Began


  1. Understanding our Emotions


  1. Adapting to the New Norm

Parents of Secondary Schools Children

  1. Where the Story Began

    2. Understanding our Emotions

    3. Adapting to the New Norm

“St Joseph’s Boys’ School is using these supportive resources received for preventative curriculum work which is ongoing inn the school. It has been cascaded to small groups of pupils through discussions with their form teachers and the tentative exploration of how both pupils and staff are feeling about returning to school and their experiences through lock down. These video resources will be used over the next few weeks  as part of our pastoral programmes.  The parental resource video will also be distributed to support our pupils and families working through this unprecedented time”.

 Martina Mc Carron ( Principal St.Joseph's)

GSAP will distribute the videos each week to the following local schools for distribution to parents

Primary Schools

Steelstown PS                                                           

St Paul's PS

St Therese PS

St Patrick's PS

Hollybush PS

St Brigid's PS

Greenhaw PS

Bunscoil PS

Culmore PS

Holy Family PS

St Eithne's PS

St Anne's PS

Rosemount PS

Glendermott PS

Artigarvan PS

Oakgrove PS

Nazareth House PS

Newbuildings PS

The Model PS


Post Primary Schools

St. Brigid’s College

St. Columb’s College

St. Joseph’s College

St. Mary’s College

St. Cecilia’s College

Thornhill College