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What is new about Health and Wellbeing?

Curriculum for Excellence gives a new focus to Health and Wellbeing and it is now spread right across the curricu­lum. The aim is to develop young people as successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens. It build on our status as a Health Promoting School and as a Sports Comprehensive.

Why does Health and Wellbeing matter?

Children and young people who feel cared for and valued are much more likely to be happy and do well in life. Children who know themselves well and have self-respect are more likely to be resilient and strong, cope with change and challenge in life, and make good choices. We want all children and young people to feel safe and secure and be able to work in a supportive environment that promotes respect.

What does it look like at Perth Grammar School?

Health & Wellbeing cut across all areas of our curriculum and it the responsibility of all teachers to contribute to that. We aim to develop an ethos of health & Wellbeing by bringing it more into lessons, by expanding our Sports Comprehensive, by providing opportunities for pupils to be active and social and to have a regular focus on Health and Wellbeing through a pupil newsletter and dedicated pages for pupils to visit - see right.


So is it a subject?

Health and Wellbeing isn’t a single subject or class. It is organised into six areas.

  1. Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing
  2. Planning for Choices and Changes
  3. Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport
  4. Food and Health
  5. Substance Misuse
  6. Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

How can parents help?

Parents can help by exploring issues covered in Health and Wellbeing at home. Listening to children’s concerns, answering questions and exploring values and choices help children form their own values and make life enhancing choices. Parents have a right to be consulted and Parents Evenings and meetings offer a chance to discuss what’s coming up in Health and Wellbeing.