PDST Health and Wellbeing Base

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Co Wexford Education Centre are the Administration Base for Post Primary Health and Wellbeing which covers SPHE Subjects  and Post Primary PE these are administrated by Caitriona Corrigan

 

Phone : 053 9239105

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Post Primary PE

The PDST Health and Wellbeing team, incorporating Advisors for Physical Education, aims to provide high quality professional development and support that empowers teachers and schools to provide the best possible education for all pupils.

 

Introduction to SPHE

This seminar will explore SPHE course content, methodologies and resources. The focus is on experiential learning and personal development. Full attendance by the same teacher is required on both days.

Substance Use

This seminar will explore the topic of substance use and examine methodologies and lessons which will facilitate teachers to address these issues with students in the SPHE class in Junior and Senior Cycle. It is suitable for teachers of SPHE, Guidance Counsellors, Care team members and other interested teachers. It is recommended that participants have attended the Introduction to SPHE course prior to doing this course.

   

 

 

RSE seminars (2 days)

Junior Cycle RSE

This seminar focuses on Junior Cycle RSE course content. Methodologies will be explored which aim to develop teacher confidence in addressing sensitive issues with students. Participants will be introduced to the B4Udecide lessons and other relevant teaching resources. Full attendance by the same teacher is required on both days and it is recommended that participants have attended Introduction to SPHE course in advance of attending this course.

Senior Cycle RSE

This seminar is aimed at experienced teachers of SPHE. Topics include relationships, sexual health, STIs, fertility and contraception. Participants receive a copy of the TRUST DVD and lesson pack. Full attendance by the same teacher is required on both days and it is recommended that participants have attended Introduction to SPHE and Junior Cycle RSE courses in advance of attending this course.

Gender & Sexual Orientation

This seminar aims to increase understanding and awareness about sexual orientation, gender identity, reduce stigma and discrimination against people who are LGBT. Participants will receive the 'Growing Up LGBT' resource and explore how to raise awareness through both the SPHE curriculum and at a whole school level. It is recommended that participants have attended the Introduction to SPHE course prior to doing this course.

 

Mental Health seminars

   

Mental Health SPHE Day 1

This seminar is designed for all teachers of SPHE. It will focus on promoting positive mental and emotional health. Methodologies and lessons will be explored that support teachers in the delivery of the ‘Emotional Health’ module. It is recommended that participants have completed the Introduction to SPHE prior to doing this course

Mental Health SPHE Day 2

This seminar builds on Mental Health 1 and addresses issues including change, loss, bereavement and Mental Ill- Health and looks at ways of supporting young people through the teaching of SPHE. Participants receive the 'WTO through SPHE' DVD and lesson pack. It is recommended that participants have completed the Introduction to SPHE prior to doing this course



SPHE Training for Teachers of Post Primary Schools Nationwide

Providing continuous professional development services to teachers: We do this by providing various In-service Courses & School Based Training throughout the academic year ranging from "Junior Cycle RSE" to "Personal Safety".

SPHE, as part of the curriculum, supports the personal development, health and well-being of young people and helps them create and maintain supportive relationships.

 SPHE in Post-Primary schools is a programme for students in the Junior Cycle and builds on the experience of all children at Primary level.


What SPHE Aims to Achieve To enable the students to develop skills for self-fulfilment and living in communities To promote self-esteem and self-confidence To enable the students to develop a framework for responsible decision-making To provide opportunities for reflection and discussion To promote physical, mental and emotional health and well-being


The SPHE programme reflects the unique ethos of each school. The attitudes, skills and values fostered in the SPHE classroom can only truly flourish in a school where all members of the school community are treated with respect and dignity.

 

County Wexford Education Centre

Location

Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

EIRCODE: Y21 T271

Transportation

Local Buses and ample carparking available

Contact

Tel: (053) 92 39100
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