SPHE is a core pillar of the junior cycle Wellbeing programme. The six indicators of wellbeing – Active, Responsible, Connected, Resilient, Respected and Aware - describe what is important for young people and their wellbeing. The SPHE course supports young people to develop all six indicators of wellbeing. The image below provides an overview of the six wellbeing indicators.
The extent to which the SPHE learning outcomes contribute to developing the indicators of wellbeing is shown in SPHE learning outcomes and Wellbeing indicators.
Indicators of wellbeing
Guidelines to support schools in planning and developing a junior cycle Wellbeing programme are available on https://ncca.ie/en/junior-cycle/wellbeing.
How is my learning in SPHE helping me to become more physically active and healthy?
How is my learning in SPHE helping me to make good decisions?
How is my learning in SPHE helping me to see how my actions and choices impact not only on my own life but on the lives of others too?
How is my learning in SPHE helping me to manage the normal ups and downs of life and helping me to know where I can go for help, if needed?
How is my learning in SPHE helping me to feel valued, included and listened to? How am I showing respect and care for others in my class and beyond?
How is my learning in SPHE helping me to become more aware of my thoughts, feelings and behaviours?
Am I becoming more aware of the influences that are shaping how I think and behave?
Am I becoming more aware of the perspectives and feelings of others and able to show empathy?
Am I better able to make thoughtful decisions based on my personal values?