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.
Wellbeing and positivity are very much at the core of all aspects of our school community in Scoil Mhuire. Each student
is encouraged to participate in many of the wide variety of lunchtime and extracurricular activities available to them, to
meet new people and learn new skills in a relaxed and calm environment.
These clubs create a sense of belonging. Year groups are brought on activity-based outings at the end of the year to bond and expand their friendships. Trips can also occur throughout the year. Staff and Student Wellbeing committees work together to organise events throughout the year for the whole school community. These include the annual sports day, positive mental health week, cultural week, Halloween fancy dress day to name but a few.