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Wellbeing crosses the three years of Junior cycle and builds on substantial work already taking place in schools in support of students’ Wellbeing. The main subjects connected to enhancement of this core theme are SPHE ( Social Personal Health Education ) and CSPE ( Civic, Social,  Political Education and PE (Physical Education). This area of learning makes the school’s culture and ethos and commitment to wellbeing visible to students. It provides learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students. It supports students in developing important life skills and in building a strong sense of connectedness to their school and to their community.

You can access a copy of the Whole School Wellbeing Policy by clicking on the image to the left or by accessing the full list of the school's policies on our policies page.

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Ms Carolyn Cavey is a maths and science teacher and holds an Assisstant Principal 2 role with the responsibility for Wellbeing Coordination. . The Wellbeing programme extends to all facets of school life and is consideration for wellbeing is included in all activities and subjects. Numerous Wellbeing specific events take place throughout the academic year.

The concept of Wellbeing must be systemic throughout the school, in our learning, experiences and care for each other. Along with many activities from School Sport, Trips, Music, Fund raising, Clubs , we also will take topics to highlight throughout the school Year.


Wellbeing is cross-curricular, the themed weeks have involved different Departments in the school ( RE, CSPE,SPHE, Visual Arts, Music, Languages, PE, Home Economics, Science)

Bringing ideas and activities to these themes, through collaboration.


In addition to this Amber Flag are significantly involved in Mental Health Week ,Green Schools, GSA club with Diversity Week - these clubs are TY student lead.


Overall the Aim is to enable the  students of St.Davids Holy Faith to develop the 6 Wellbeing Indicators: Activeness, Responsibility, Connectedness, Resilience, Respectfulness,and Awareness

Key Wellbeing Events 23/24



  • Friendship hands made by First years 

  • Hands of friendship hung on tree upon Alter for Whole School Mass 

  • Art Competition - Caps with Friendship Theme

  • Poetry competition ' Friendship' 

  • SPHE classes on Bullying and Friendship

  • Bullying workshops - Sticks and Stones

  • Whole School Mass

  • Curricular Friendship Theme 

Mental Health


  •  World Mental Health Day ( Green Ribbons donated by Seachange for Awareness of Mental Health Stigma - given to all classes throughout School  by Amber Flag Committee)

  • Meditation Tutorial coordinated by Amber Flag

  • First Year Quiz on Mental Health - Amber Flag Committee

  • Lunch time Music - Featuring young talented Musicians in School coordinated by the Music Department

  • Wings Art Installation- Feathers with quotes from all year groups coordinated by Art Department

  • Gratitude Wall  coordinated by TY and RE Department

  • Staff Swim in Cove, early morning dip 



  • LGBTIQA+ Club (GSA) handing out rainbow badges to all classes and teachers

  • Language Departments making posters in Spanish, French, Irish with vocabulary to include all types of Diversity.

  • SPHE classes covering topics related to Gender Stereotyping and Discrimination, Sexual identity and Oreintation.

  • Solidarity Wall - words of support for LGBTIA plus community 

  • As I Am - Adam Harris visiting school to discuss ASD (neorodiversity)  

  • Posters of World Religions  coordinated by RE Dept 

  • Lessons on Freedom from discrimination- disability, age,gender,race, traveller, religion, sexual orientation, family status, civil status - First Years  coordinated by CSPE  Dept  

  • Shout out Speakers on Sexual Oreintation to 3rd years

  • Speaker from IRFU on Sexual Discrimination in Sport  

  • Rainbow Day Fundraiser in aid of BELONG2 (support and counseling for LGBTIQIA+)



  • Humour fit Workshop

  •  Alcohol Workshops

  •  Drug abuse workshops

  • Visit from Al-Anon, Local Guards 

  • Seniors students ‘ Know your limits’ HSE module to be covered in TY classes

  • Lesson Plans in all SPHE classes on Substance Use - Drugs, Smoking, Vaping, Alcohol and its Effects

  • Poster Competition and Surveys - more details to follow



  • Healthy Eating Workshops 

  • Food Tasting coordinated by Home Economics Department

  • Class Tutorial  - Yoga workshop

  • SPHE classes on Healthy Eating, Sport and Sleep

  • Celebrity Cooking Demo 

  • Sports Day coordinated by PE Department


You can keep up to date with all news and events related to Wellbeing by clicking on this image.

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