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Well-Being/PERMAV

Well-Being at R.B.A.I.

Dr Martin Seligman is the man behind the PERMA-V model on which key aspects of our Well-Being programme are based.

The PERMA-V framework and its corresponding values underpin our programme of activities on well-being helping our pupils to develop:

  1. Positive emotions: having the ability to remain optimistic and to view the circumstances that life presents us in a way that is constructive and positive, for example, coming into school with a sense of pride, being able to identify what makes learning fun, being resilient in face of difficulties.

  1. Engagement: when we are actively engaged in doing something that we enjoy, we become absorbed and gain focus, for example, developing positive friendships with boys who have the same interests, participating as a member of a team, having an interest in a subject.

  1. Relationships: the quality of the relationships we form with others around us is vital in helping us live a life filled with well-being and positive energy, for example, boys can develop a collegial network though the House system and act with integrity towards others.

  1. Meaning: we have to feel that our actions are valuable; that we are contributing to something bigger than just ourselves, for example, getting the best from life at Inst both inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrating loyalty to school.

  1. Achievement: it is important to set realistic and achievable goals, for example, in academic and co-curricular life of the school. Achieving these goals, will increase feelings of self-confidence, self-reliance and overall well-being.

  1. Vitality: In order for pupils to perform at their best, it is important to have a well-balanced and healthy diet, to lead an active lifestyle and to have good quality sleep patterns.

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PUPILS HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE WELL-BEING TOPICS

AND ACTIVITIES THROUGH:

  • The CCEA Curriculum
  • CEIAG Provision
  • Personal Development Programme
  • React Programme in PE and Games
  • External Agency Presentations
  • Well-Being Days
  • Co-Curricular Activities

OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAMME

FOR OUR PUPILS

  • Development of the Whole Person
  • Identify with and enjoy coming to school to learn
  • Achieve very good academic results
  • Mature as learners and acquire wider skills and dispositions
  • Demonstrate collective responsibility for work and behaviour
  • Build Resilience

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