Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)
At Notre Dame, the teaching of PSHE is an essential part of the development of the whole person. We are proud of being a school which provides strong pastoral support for our students, in the process of developing confident young women who are equipped to deal with the rigours of life and further education. Some of the events recently organised for PSHE include programmes such as: coping with stress during exams courses, a concert by the band ‘Concept’ to highlight the dangers of drugs, alcohol and smoking, PSHE interactive group projects, and various other engaging and enlightening activities.
The focus for PSHE is to equip students to essentially deal with and understand the following:
- Self (promote children and young people’s wellbeing) e.g. healthy eating
- Relationships e.g. Friendship
- Society (promote community cohesion) e.g. Human Rights
- Environment e.g. global warming
The PSHE lessons at Notre Dame cover all four of the above areas and our aim is to enhance the entire curriculum, especially in terms of citizenship.