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Social, Personal Health Education

The Most Important Relationship- The One with Yourself

Our Social, Personal and Health Education strives to foster students’ well being, self-confidence and give them a sense of belonging throughout their six years of secondary school. SPHE develops students’ sense of personal responsibility for their own behaviour and actions. Our students well-being is a top priority in our school and we make a substantial effort in teaching students how to be self aware and understanding, while also helping them to manage their emotions during adolescence. Dedicated weeks to Healthy Eating, Mental Health and Anti-Bullying provide students with the awareness and tools to navigate their daily lives. We embrace students’ vast range of abilities and support them on their way to becoming active and responsible adults.

The curriculum at Senior Cycle seeks to promote understanding and organisation so that students may make and maintain healthy life decisions. Teachers here wish to provide students with the knowledge they will need to sustain them into adulthood around issues such as substance use, gender studies, nutrition, mental health and sexuality. Complex conversations give students the chance to learn through their emotions and become critical thinkers who are aware of their full potential and their ability to impact change.