Wellbeing

Planning Resources

This section contains resources which can be used for planning in PE, CSPE and SPHE. It also contains planning resources in the area of Guidance and for schools to develop their own shorer units of learning in Wellbeing.

  • Planning in Physical Education arrow_drop_down

    Students must study Physical Education. Circular Letter 0015/2017 states that all schools must provide a minimum provision of 135 hours for Physical Education across first, second and third year. 

    The options for PE are set out in the Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines (NCCA 2017) as follows:

    • the Junior Cycle syllabus in Physical Education (2003)
    • the specification for the Junior Cycle Short Course in Physical Education (2016)

    CPD supports for PE Teachers are available here.

  • Planning in Civic, Social Political Education arrow_drop_down

    Students must study CSPE. Circular Letter 0015/2017 states that all schools must provide a minimum provision of 70 hours for CSPE across first, second and third year. 

    The options for CSPE are set out in the Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines (NCCA 2017) as follows:

    • the Junior Certificate syllabus for CSPE (1996) 
    • the Civic Social Political Educaton specification for the Junior Cycle short course in CSPE (2016)

    Please note that the existing Junior Certificate examination will not be available for CSPE after the completion of the 2019 state examinations.  

  • Planning in Social, Personal and Health Education arrow_drop_down

    Students must study Social, Personal and Health Education. Circular Letter 0015/2017 states that all schools must provide a minimum provision of 70 hours for SPHE across first, second and third year.

    The options for study are set out in the Junior Cycle Wellbeing Guidelines (NCCA 2017) as follows:

    • the Junior Cycle syllabus in SPHE (2000)
    • the specification for the Junior Cycle short course in SPHE (2016) 
  • Planning in Guidance arrow_drop_down
  • Planning Shorter Units of Learning in Wellbeing arrow_drop_down
    Appendix I:

    The Induction programme aims to support students physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.  The transition from Primary to Post Primary can prove challenging for students and this unit aims to support students smooth transitioning into secondary school. The key themes that form the basis of this unit include: Myself, Communication, Friendship, Change and Goal setting. The duration of this unit is 25 hours , however, due to the flexibility of the Wellbeing Programme (designed to meet students needs) this can be altered to suit a schools unique and individual context.

    In addition to this, students will have an opportunity to engage with and experience the following indicators: Aware, Connected, Resilient, Respected, Responsible (see suggested learning outcomes from template).

    Appendix I template is contained on page 104 of the Wellbeing Guidelines and can be used by a school to design or capture any aspect of a schools Wellbeing Programme that is being delivered through short units.