A number of clubs and activities promote wellbeing too, for example Friday morning yoga classes, the running club on Friday at lunch times and the social events organised by the Student Council.
A number of theme weeks are also connected with wellbeing, such as healthy eating week and kindness week. Music is an important relaxing activity at ETSS Wicklow with a music club at lunch time.
The central focus of the well-being programme, both at junior and senior cycle, is to enable students to get to know the most important person in their lives better – themselves! The programme provides a unique opportunity to develop a skill set which will enable them to make informed decisions about themselves and others – their mental health, personal lives and social/emotional development.
Student well-being is at the heart of the vision of the new Junior Cycle programme and there are six basic indicators: Active, Responsible, Connected, Resilient, Respected and Aware. The wellbeing programme is centred around these six basic indicators. It is hoped through guided self-reflection and group work, students will develop a positive sense of themselves and their physical, social, emotional, and personal wellbeing. Below you can learn more about some of the wellbeing subjects on offer at ETSS Wicklow - each subject also has its own page in the curriculum section of the website.
- Learning about mindfulness and being aware of our thoughts
- General fitness and mobility
- Meditation and breath work
- Improvement in energy and sleep