Health and Wellbeing

Learning in health and wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge, understanding and skills which they need now and in the future.

Good health and wellbeing is central to effective learning and preparation for successful independent living and to ensure we Get It Right for Every Child.

Aspects of health and wellbeing include:

  • Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
  • Physical education, physical activity and sport
  • Food and health
  • Substance misuse
  • Relationships

We aim to inform and involve parents in any sensitive aspects of a child’s learning, such as relationships, sexual health and drugs awareness.  We provide guidance on such issues at Curricular Evenings.     Work we do in this area of the curriculum supports our pupils in dealing with difficult situations and also helps to create relaxed and confident learners. Some aspects of social development can be addressed through “Circle Time” in class.  All pupils have 3 weekly PE lessons, which provide them with opportunities to develop physical skills, encourage confidence and cooperation with others and to foster a positive attitude to health and fitness. After school activities include netball, running, cricket, chess, bridge, dance, football and choir. Our annual Active Health Fortnight gives all children the opportunity to experience a variety of sports and Eco activities. We work closely with our Active Sports Coordinator.

GIRFEC Pupil Leaflet

East Renfrewshire Council

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