The Framework for Junior Cycle (2015) provides for a new area of learning at junior cycle called Wellbeing. Wellbeing will cross the three years of junior cycle and build on substantial work already taking place in our school in support of students’ wellbeing. This area of learning makes the school’s culture and ethos and commitment to wellbeing visible to students. It includes learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students.
Wellbeing enables students to build life skills and develop a strong sense of connectedness to their school and to their community. Coláiste Dun an Rí has introduced its junior cycle Wellbeing programme with 300 hours of timetabled engagement in 2017 and will build up to 400 hours by 2020 as the new junior cycle is implemented fully in schools.
This year our school took part in two initiatives to raise awareness for mental health. In February the school participated in Schools go Orange campaign and in April we had a bakesale for the amber flag initative.
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