What is Wellbeing?
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. (NCCA Wellbeing Guidelines 2017, pg 17).
The goal of Wellbeing in education is human flourishing for all. When children and young people are ‘flourishing’ they are not only curious and eager to learn, they are: creative and imaginative, connected and empathetic, good team players, confident about who they are, resilient and persistent, positive about themselves and see themselves growing into better people. (NCCA Wellbeing Guidelines 2017, Growing Great Kids pg 11)
In Scoil Mhuire we have a very dedicated team to promote wellbeing in our school. Coordinated by Ms O'Dowd, our wellbeing programme consists of class based subjects Wellbeing, PE, CSPE and SPHE. Along with these subjects there are other wellbeing initiatives in the school such as guidance, our pastoral care system, buddies etc. These are detailed on our Support page.
There are a number of other events throughout the year to promote student wellbeing.