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Social Personal Health Education in St Gerald's College

Written by St Geralds College

St Gerald's College has a fullSPHE program in place within the school. It reflects the individual school ethos and is supported by a positive climate and atmosphere through the SPHE teachers. SPHE is a part of the Junior Cycle Curriculum, however it is not an exam subject for the Junior Certificate.

Aims of SPHE in St Gerald's College

  1. To enable the students to develop skills for self-fulfilment and living in communities.
  2. To promote self-esteem and self-confidence.
  3. To provide opportunities for reflection and discussion.
  4. To promote physical, mental and emotional health and well being.

SPHE is carried out over first year to third year and it covers ten key modules:

  • Belonging and Integrating
  • Self-Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Physical Health
  • Friendship
  • Relationships and Sexuality (parents are consulted before thsi topic)
  • Emotional Health
  • Influences and Decisions
  • Substance misuse
  • Personal Safety
Last Updated on Jun212011