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Supporting wellbeing                                                       Wellbeing

We are living in extraordinary, unprecedented times and it is natural for us all, especially children, to feel anxious and worried. This is a normal reaction, and some stress is to be expected. Although we may be facing living in isolation, we should never feel isolated when we know that we are part of community and that we are loved by God. We know that you will support your children through what is undoubtedly a challenging and unsettling time.


Please click here to download the letter from Mrs O'Keeffe sent to parents 23 March.

Please click here to download support for parents and carers at this time. 

If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by contacting us at:


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Please see below information, documents and links to external websites which may be helpful



Daily Thought


Please see below the 'daily thought' for today:



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The Examen


Please click here for the current PDF version.

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How to Participate in Mass During This Time

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For those of you who would normally attend Mass either during the week or at the weekend, you can still access Mass via a live stream from a number of local parishes.  Please click here for further information.


Click here for other Mass streaming sites and prayer resources.


Other Prayer Resources:


College Prayer Wall

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We have created the college prayer wall where the community can send their prayers in. If you would like to do this, please click on the following link:

Chaplaincy Challenge

Challenge18-22 May 2020: Laudato Si Week Challenges'

Please click here for Challenge 1

Please click here for Challenge 2

Please click here for Challenge 3

Please click here for Challenge 4

Please click here for Challenge 5


Previous weeks' challenges:








Speakers for Schools - Interactive Virtual Talks


We have been made aware that Speakers for Schools have released a weekly schedule of Virtual Talks from some of the countries leaders of industry. These talks are fantastic opportunities for you to gain an insight into the world they work in. You are also able to submit live questions to the speakers. The talks range from the Vice President of Spotify to one of the countries leading Freelance Journalist. Please check out the website below:



Supporting the Community


If you are able to and would like to make a donattion to the local Food Bank, the Trussel Trust who campaign to stop hunger in the UK or The Passage, a Roman Catholic homeless charity based near to Westminster Cathedral, please see links below:


North enfield foodbank

North Enflied Food Bank:


The trussle trustTrussel Trust:



The passage

Help St Ignatius help the homeless



One of the charities the school supports is The Passage which is a Roman Catholic homeless charity based near to Westminster Cathedral. During the Covid 19 crisis The Passage has been tasked with providing meals every day for homeless people currently housed in emergency accommodation in local budget hotels. To help fund this work for the next 10 weeks The Passage need to raise £300,000 from charitable giving. We are asking if you would consider helping to support their work by donating the £10 cost of a day’s meal package for a homeless person. If you are in a position to do so you can do this very easily by clicking on the link below:

Thank you for considering this request. We know that it would really help the work of this great charity if you could afford to donate.


Parents: How to Support your wellbeing.

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The following resources may be helpful to you as parents: 


Parental guidance booklets from Enfield Council:

Support for Parents

Supporting Secordary aged Children

Covid 19 - Wellbeing Support


Talking to chlidren about the Corovonavirus: 


The following resources will be helpful for older children: 


The Government has published a new guide on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the outbrreak of the Coronavirus.  Please click here to take you to this site.


The NHS also has a website 'Every Mind Matters' giving advice on looking after your mental health.  Please click here to take you to this site:


National Online Safety has produced a poster on 'How to Obtain Good Mental Wellbeing during Isolation' with good tips on:

  • Mindset and Thoughts/Positve Thoughts
  • Good Quality Sleep
  • Keeping Physically Active
  • Eating Well
  • Accepting Help
  • Doing Good
  • Staying Connetcted

Please click here for this.


Exercise    Exercise

Exercise is important at this time for everyone, both young and old.  

Please click here to take you to the 'PE with Body Coach Joe Wicks' website where you can find a free daily PE session for students and you are also welcome to join in!  These take place Monday to Friday at 9.00am.

Join the Virtual Choir and Band!

Band pictureI am delighted to launch our virtual performance project!  

We will be creating a choir and band performance of 'Lean on Me', made up of  recordings from students and staff across our community. All the information is in my letter (please see below) so please do check it and consider getting involved! 


5 Achievement points will be given to every part submitted.Choir picture


Kind regards,

Mr Duguid


Please click here for letter


TV/ Film Recommendations

St Ignatius TV and Film Club:Film tv

We invite staff, students and their families to join us in watching the recommended TV programme and/or film of the week. Each week members of staff will offer you their recommendations and propose a reflective question to discuss having watched their TV programme and/or film. If you want to share these with us then please feel free to email your reviews/ responses to the following email address:


18 May 2020


This weeks recommendations comes from Ms O'Connor (Head of Social Sciences):

'The Mind' available of Netflix

Excellent short episodes introducing our brain and behaviour. This will allow you to begin to develop your understanding of how what is going on in your mind affects your every day choices.



'The Brain with David Eagleman' availablle on YouTube

"Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the wonders of the human brain in a series that reveals the ultimate story of us, why we feel and think the things we do."