This course presents a wide range of practical strategies that you can use to promote and foster wellbeing across the whole school community. Learn how to use the SPHE and PE curricula to enable children to develop self-awareness, build life skills and develop a strong sense of connectedness to their school and their community and wider society. You will be invited to focus on your own wellbeing as you move through the course and develop a toolkit for your own self-care.
A key element of the course is the opportunity it provides for you to share examples of your own practice, and in turn learn from other participant's experiences and approaches to wellbeing promotion in the primary school. Explore, discuss and share the ways in which the SSE process can be used to conduct a review of wellbeing promotion in their school, using the Wellbeing Framework.
- Examine, explore and discuss the ways in which wellbeing supports children’s social, emotional and physical development now and into the future.
- Use the SPHE and PE curricula to enable children to develop self-awareness and knowledge, build life skills and develop a strong sense of connectedness to their school and their community and wider society.
- Explore the ways in which children can be encouraged to be as physically and emotionally well and healthy as they can be, by building their motivation and commitment to physical activity and informed lifestyle choices.
- Explore curricular resources that can be used to support children in learning to value positive and healthy relationships with others.
- Explore, discuss and share the ways in which the SSE process can be used to conduct a review of wellbeing promotion in their school.
- Strengthen their schools’ efforts in wellbeing promotion.
- Explore wellbeing from the teachers perspective and develop a toolkit for self-care.
- Explore a range of resources that support children to foster their own wellbeing and support their ability to deal with the normal challenges of life, become resilient and cope in a variety of situations and circumstances.
- Share examples of their own practice with others and learn from each others’ experiences and approaches to wellbeing promotion in primary school.
Ciara is a primary school teacher seconded from Attyrory National School, Co. Roscommon, where she worked as a Mainstream Class Teacher with Special Duties.
Ciara joined the PDST as a Health and Wellbeing Advisor, providing support in the areas of Teacher Wellbeing, Children's Wellbeing, Physical Education (PE), Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE), Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE), Child Protection, Anti-Bullying and the revised Stay Safe programme.
Core elements of Ciara's role within the team was the design and development of the Move Well, Move Often Physical Literacy Resource for Primary Schools and the Introduction to Teacher Wellbeing workshops. Following this, Ciara was appointed to the role of Team Leader for the Primary Health and Wellbeing Team.
This course runs from Monday 4th July - Friday 19th August.
Registration is now open and the last date for registration is Wednesday 17th August.
Access to the course closes at 5pm on 19th August for all participants.
This course is approved for E.P.V. certification by the Department of Education
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