• Wellbeing

For a range of useful resources for teachers, students, parents and guardians check out our Padlet of Resources.

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.

Culture Curriculum
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


Indicators of Wellbeing


  • Am I a confident and skilled participant in physical activity?
  • How physically active am I?


  • Do I take action to protect and promote my wellbeing and that of others?
  • Do I make healthy eating choices?
  • Do I know where my safety is at risk and do I make right choices?


  • Do I feel connected to my school, my friends, my community and the wider world?
  • Do I appreciate that my actions and interactions impact on my own wellbeing and that of others, in local and global contexts?


  • Do I believe that I have the coping skills to deal with life’s challenges?
  • Do I know where I can go for help?
  • Do I believe that with effort I can achieve?


  • Do I believe that I am listened to and valued?
  • Do I have positive relationships with my friends, my peers and my teachers?
  • Do I show care and respect for others?


  • Am I aware of my thoughts, feelings and behaviours and can I make sense of them?
  • Am I aware of what my personal values are and do I think through my decisions?
  • Do I understand what helps me to learn and how I can improve?