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Stress Control online

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our classes.

‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and across the world. You can find out more here:

As you can’t come to a regular Stress Control class due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you by live streaming two sessions a week on YouTube. Each session will repeat four times starting on Monday 11th May – for dates and times please see the dates timetable on the website.

Stress Control Online – May Schedule:

Session Date 1st Showing Repeated
1: What is stress? Mon, 11th May

Tuesday 12th May

2 – 3.30pm 8.30 – 10pm
2: Controlling your body Thurs, 14th May

Friday 15th May

2 – 3.30pm 8.30 – 10pm
3: Controlling your thoughts Mon 18th May

Tuesday 19th May

2 – 3.30pm 8.30 – 10pm
4: Controlling your actions Thurs, 21st May

Friday 22nd May

2 – 3.30pm 8.30 – 10pm
5: Controlling panicky feelings; Getting good night’s sleep Mon, 25th May

Tuesday 26th May

2 – 3.30pm


8.30 – 10pm
6: Boosting your wellbeing; Tying it all together; Controlling your future Thurs, 28th May

Friday 29th May

2 – 3.30pm 8.30 – 10pm

The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, who created the class and who has taught most of the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) trainers who would normally be running classes in their communities. Stress Control on-line already ran over 3 weeks in April and an average audience of 6,000 attended each session. Stress is a very common problem.

To take part:

  • Go to where you can learn more about the class and get the dates. Everything you need to successfully complete the class – the booklets, self-assessment, relaxation and mindfulness tracks – can be found in the ‘Free zone’ (scroll down on the home page to find). If you can, please read, and start working on, the ‘Preparing for the course’ booklets before Session 1. These can be found in the ‘Booklets’ section of the ‘Free zone’


  • Click on the ‘Stress Control 2020’ link on the homepage to access our YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times. If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available. To watch our trailer, please follow this link:


  • You do not need to register or login – please just follow the above link.


  • The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes and there will be a 10-minute break in the middle. Due to copyright restrictions, sessions will only live stream so they will not remain on YouTube.


  • Each session is one piece of the jigsaw in tackling your stress. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form, the big picture can emerge, and you will learn how to handle your stress better. This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial you practice the skills you will learn between sessions.

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.


Kildare and Wicklow ETB training services are running the following free online classes:

Microsoft Word 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016

Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

Microsoft Access 2016

Microsoft Outlook 2016

Microsoft Expert Word 2016

Microsoft Expert Excel 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find attached, scheme of work planned by teachers for the summer term for students of 1st, 2nd and 5th Year. This  gives an outline of what will be taught by the subject teachers and the type of homework/assessment that students are asked to submit.

The details of how students will be assessed for their summer reports is also included in the third column of the document.

We hope this document will help you support your student at home and give you a clear idea of what is expected of the students in their different subjects.

First year scheme

Second year scheme

Fifth year scheme

The following are the winners of the Poster/Writing Competition entitled “Positive Mental Health during Covid 19”
Ryley Castillio & Conor O’Brien – 1st year
Kathlyn Coffey & Eben Abraham – 2nd year
Stephy Regi Paul – TY
We would like to send a big “Thank you” to the Parents Association  and the Parents Library Committee for sponsoring this competition. 
Poster Competition

Check out what our first years have to say about their options subjects in our new video. Thanks to all the students who helped to make it


For Parents/Guardians/Grandparents of Students in Piper’s Hill College

6 Week Class – Begins Wednesday February 26th, 2020

9.45am – 11am in the Parents Room, Piper’s Hill College

There is No Charge for this class however places are limited so register your place by contacting

Niamh Doyle – HSCL teacher on or 045-897885


Awards Ceremony held at Maynooth University on Feb 4th for Junior Cycle students 2019 who achieved a Distinction or Higher Merit.

3 students Distinction, 18 Higher Merit
Pictured from L to R  are Rey Segrid Mondala, Sean Leavy, President Philip Nolan and Alan Fay – all 3 achieved a Distinction