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Wellbeing is described as the state of being comfortable, healthy, resilient and happy.  In Our Lady’s Secondary School our priority is the contentment and wellbeing of our students.  There is a commitment to promote the emotional and social wellbeing of all.  It is the goal of our school to create a mutually respectful atmosphere between all individuals involved within our school including management, teachers, staff members, students, parents/guardians and visitors.

The framework for Junior Cycle (2015) provides for a new area of learning at junior cycle called Wellbeing.  Wellbeing will cross the three years of junior cycle and build on substantial work already taking place in schools in support of students’ wellbeing.  This area of learning will make the school’s culture and ethos and commitment visible to students.  It will include learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing of students.  It will enable students to build life skills and develop a strong sense of connectedness to their school and to their community.  The junior cycle Wellbeing programme will begin with 300 hours of timetabled engagement in 2017 and build up to 400 hours by 2020 as the new junior cycle is implemented fully in schools.

(NCCA Wellbeing Guidelines)



  • From September 2017 Wellbeing will require a minimum of 300 hours timetabled engagement and up to 400 hours by 2020.
  • Wellbeing is inclusive of all and will be further embedded into the school curriculum through three key subject areas which are: CSPE, SPHE, PE and Guidance related learning.



The aim of our annual Wellbeing Week is to create awareness around mental health, promote health and wellbeing, as well as adding to the positive atmosphere of the school. It seeks to highlight what keeps us well, content and whole.

Activities during Wellbeing Week and on further Awareness Days throughout the year include poster competitions, information area with posters in the foyer on health and wellbeing, meditation and yoga classes, positive thoughts presentation, mindfulness activities, sports activities, classes, workshops and talks on mental wellness and coping strategies from outside agencies. 

Our Lady’s supports a whole school approach to promoting health and wellbeing.  It strives to create an environment where positive relationships are fostered among students, staff, parents, guardians and the wider school community.

Our staff sees its role as supporting and developing student potential in keeping with our Mission Statement, we seek to promote a caring and committed school community where each individual is valued as a unique human being.  Staff at the school aspire to develop the whole person- spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social, cultural and physical.  All relationships in our school are built on the central tenet of respect.