Wellbeing

At Enable Ireland Sandymount School we strive to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and addressed. Central to our ethos and to the holistic development of each child, is the promotion of Wellbeing.

We turn to the World Health Organisation for a definition of Wellbeing describing its multi-dimensional nature:  

“Wellbeing is present when a person realises their potential, is resilient in dealing with the normal stresses of their life, takes care of their physical wellbeing and has a sense of purpose, connection and belonging to a wider community. It is a fluid way of being and needs nurturing throughout life.”

Enable Ireland Sandymount School takes guidance from the Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice (2019) to inform a whole school approach to the promotion of Wellbeing.

Responsibility of Enable Ireland Sandymount School

The Education Act (1998) states that: A recognised school shall promote the moral, spiritual, social and personal development of students and provide health education for them, in consultation with their parents, having regard to the characteristic spirit of the school.

Sandymount School is in a unique position to promote wellbeing, and social and emotional learning, and ensures a whole school approach to wellbeing promotion.

Students flourish where there is a whole school approach to supporting their growth and where there is a shared belief in their potential for development, learning and wellbeing. Sandymount School is responsible for providing  an environment that nurtures and supports students.

Find below some useful links to online resources dealing with all areas of health and wellbeing. Many offer information and supports for children, young people and adults.

 

General Health and Wellbeing

 

Physical Activity:

 

Healthy Eating

 

Mental Health

 

Cyber Safety:

  • Esafety Website: Provides education and awareness for parents, teachers & students on issues surrounding the internet and available technologies  http://esafety.ie/
  • Webwise: Information, advice and resources addressing a range of internet safety issues and concern  https://www.webwise.ie/
  • Cyber Safe Ireland: Resources for children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a smarter, safer way  https://cybersafeireland.org/

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