Comfortable, Healthy, Happy


Through the Wellbeing programme students will be learning the knowledge, attitudes and skills to enable them to protect and promote their own wellbeing and that of others. The junior cycle Wellbeing programme began in 2017 with 300 hours of timetabled learning in Wellbeing over the three years of junior cycle. This has built up to 400 hours since 2020 as the new junior cycle was implemented in schools. 

The four main pillars of the junior cycle Wellbeing programme are Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE), Physical Education (PE), Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and guidance education.

Other subjects, short courses and units of learning can also contribute to a school’s Wellbeing programme. Schools can be flexible when planning their Wellbeing programme. Students, parents and teachers all have a part to play in planning a programme that suits the needs of the students in their school.

Everyone can play a part in supporting wellbeing. Students have a right to feel cared for in schools. Developing good relationships in the classroom and throughout the school are essential for students’ wellbeing and for effective teaching and learning. When students feel included, respected and listened to, they are more ready to learn and more successful in their learning. Wellbeing matters not only because it leads to students doing better at school but it can also influence young people’s outcomes as adults.

The Wellbeing Team
Mr Evan GorrellMs Orla McGuinness
Ms Leanne WrayMs Mary Morrow
Ms Rosemarie McConnellogueMs Victoria Kelly
Ms Anne LongMr Hugo Dorrian

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