Student well-being is recognised as being central to the development of each student in Scoil Mhuire. To this end the school has a strong Pastoral Care structure in place. Each class group meet with a Form Tutor for the first 10 minutes of each day and weekly with their Year Head. Different aspects of well-being are addressed at this time. As well as timetabled classes in CSPE, SPHE, PE and Guidance for students many events are organised throughout the school year to support students’ wellbeing. Among these are Positive Mental Health Week, a Christmas Concert, Sport’s Day and Bonding Trips. Students’ achievements are also acknowledged and celebrated throughout the year.
Research shows that healthy eating and good hydration improves brain function, memory and concentration. For this reason there is a Healthy Eating Policy in the school. Students are encouraged to bring healthy lunches which will sustain them through the school day and water fountains can be accessed by students in school.
All students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities to broaden their experience, to be more connected to the school community and to enjoy the benefits of contributing to the well-being of others.
Students should always aim for a balance between work and relaxation and be mindful of the need for exercise and fun in their life alongside school work and homework.