Wellbeing Programme

Wellbeing

The framework for Junior Cycle provides for an area of learning at Junior Cycle called Wellbeing. Wellbeing crosses the three years of Junior Cycle and builds on substantial work already taking place in our school in support of students’ wellbeing. It provides learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students. It also supports students in developing important life skills and in building a strong sense of connectedness to their school and to their community.

The goal for wellbeing is human flourishing and flourishing rests on positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment. Wellbeing matters in the here and now and it is important in its own right because all students have a right to have their wellbeing supported and to feel cared for in our school. Our students engage in meaningful learning which in turn helps them to be creative and imaginative, resilient, persistent and more positive about themselves.

Programme

Whole School Approach

Junior Cycle

Jigsaw : One Good School Initiative (Year 2)

  • The priority areas into year 2 – eLearning courses : Managing Exam Stress for students; Mental Health and Self-Care for teachers and Self-care for Parents
  • A suite of resources was provided and implemented in Wellbeing classes in Junior Cycle and in SPHE classes in Senior Cycle
  • The JIGSAW One Good School initiative was used as guide for moving forward with Wellbeing
  • Theme for wellbeing week: JIGSAW 5-a-day TAKE NOTICE; CONNECT; KEEP LEARNING; GIVE and BE ACTIVE
  • Also, Staff Self- Care input from Fiona Forman 8th March 2021

Helping Hands Initiative (1st and 2nd year students)

  • An initiative which penetrates the hidden world of denial in relation to bullying. Statistical classifications are used to reveal the overall class culture
  • Very high correlation between students who are ‘highly rejected’ and those who are bullied.
  • Students are grouped into teams to help counteract/interrupt bullying behaviour.
  • To be implemented in 2021/2022 for 2nd and 3rd year students.