The Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) provides for a new area of learning at junior cycle called Wellbeing. Wellbeing will cross the three years of junior cycle and build on substantial work already taking place in school in support of students’ wellbeing. This area of learning will make our school’s culture and ethos and commitment to wellbeing visible to students. It will include learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students. It will enable students to build life skills and develop a strong sense of connectedness to the school and community.
Student wellbeing is present when students realise their abilities, take care of their physical wellbeing, can cope with the normal stresses of life, and have a sense of purpose and belonging to a wider community.
|School mission & ethos||CSPE, PE & SPHE|
|Physical and social environment||Guidance|
|Classroom culture||Other subjects and learning experiences|
|Teaching, learning and assessment||Extra-curricular and co-curricular learning|
|Policy & Planning||Relationships|
|School Policies||Student/Teacher relationships|
|School self-evaluation||Peer relationships|
|Subject and whole-school planning||Student voice|
|CPD planning||Partnerships with parents/guardians, community and wider supports|