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Social, Personal & Health Education [SC]

Junior Cycle - Social, Personal & Health Education [SC]

Subject Group: Social
These subjects explore common issues faced by all people living in society. They develop the skills and knowledge used to manage personal resources and guide human behaviour.

Brief Description:

Early adolescence is a time of significant change for young people, physically, emotionally and socially.  

This new short course in Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) will to help you to develop a positive sense of yourself and a commitment to caring for yourself and others.

You will have the dedicated space and time to develop the understanding and skills to learn about yourself, to care for yourself and others and to make informed decisions about your health and wellbeing in this rapidly changing world.

How will Social, Personal & Health Education [SC] be useful to me?

This course will help you to develop a positive sense of yourself and your physical, social, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing.

It aims to build your capacity to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Personal reflection, resilience and empathy are also promoted through SPHE.

Relationships and sexuality education (RSE) is important at this stage of your life. You will learn about important physical, social, emotional and moral issues around relationships, sexual health, sexuality and gender identity, including where to get reliable information from trusted sources.

You will learn to make informed decisions about your health and wellbeing, decisions that are further supported and encouraged by school, community and national policies and guidelines.

SPHE provides learning opportunities designed to enhance each of the six indicators - Active, Responsible, Connected, Resilient, Respected and Aware - that have been identified as central to students’ wellbeing, contributing to the school Wellbeing Programme in junior cycle.

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