The Nurture 4 Wellbeing Programme is a collection of Digital Teaching Packs for Junior Cycle Wellbeing lessons, each containing a teacher’s digital resources pack ‘A Teacher’s Guide to Wellbeing’. The programme also includes accompanying hard copy Student’s Journals (workbooks), ‘A Student’s Guide to Wellbeing’.
Schools subscribe annually to gain access to ‘Nurture - A Teacher’s Guide to Wellbeing’ which is a Digital Teaching Pack containing carefully planned Teacher Lesson Plans and accompanying PowerPoints for every lesson of the academic year, as well as a Scheme of Work, Subject Department Plan, fully completed Appendix I and many additional resources. Each easy-to-follow lesson minimises teachers’ preparation time, will help keep your students focused and is a user-friendly tool for successful Wellbeing lessons.
‘Nurture - A Student’s Guide to Wellbeing’ is the accompanying Student Journal which is packed full of classroom activities and homework assignments to correspond to every lesson in the Digital Teaching Pack, to support teaching and ensure optimum levels of student learning and engagement. Schools and bookstores can order directly from a registered account on our website.
All Teacher Plans, PowerPoints and Student Journal Entries include Learning Goals and Statements of Learning, as per NCCA Guidelines.
The new Junior Cycle requires all schools to have 400 hours of Wellbeing on the timetable.
Management: Nurture 4 Wellbeing provides schools with a comprehensive wellbeing programme across the three years of Junior Cycle, enabling them to reach the 400 hours of Wellbeing required by the DES. Designed by teachers for teachers, it provides staff with all the resources they need to set up a wellbeing department in the school and to deliver high-quality lessons and provide students with an engaging wellbeing programme.
Teachers: Wellbeing Teachers are provided with every resource they will need for 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year & TY wellbeing classes, including Lesson Plans, PowerPoints, Schemes of Work, Subject Department Plans, fully completed Appendix I and more!
Students: Students are engaged in the programme through classroom exercises, small projects and use their Student Journal (Nurture - A Student’s Guide to Wellbeing) as they develop the skills needed to protect and develop their wellbeing.
Parents: Parents whose children have completed the Nurture 4 Wellbeing Programme tell us that it has been hugely beneficial to their sons and daughters. (Check out some testimonials here!) Many parents, who know only too well the pressures modern Irish teenagers are under, will be reassured knowing their children are receiving relevant support in school, equipping them with the necessary skills to cope with the challenges they are facing in the Junior Cycle, such as managing the transition to secondary school, learning to meditate and developing the skills to cope with the pressures of CBAs. We also have a section on our website for parents on how to support their teenagers coping with life in and outside of school at this challenging time.
‘Nurture - A Teacher’s Guide to Wellbeing’ is a Digital Teaching Pack for schools to subscribe to annually. Teachers gain access to Teacher Lesson Plans and accompanying PowerPoints for every lesson of the academic year, as well as a Scheme of Work, Subject Department Plan, Appendix I and many additional resources.
‘Nurture - A Student’s Guide to Wellbeing’ is the accompanying Student Journal which is packed full of classroom activities and homework assignments to correspond to every lesson in the Digital Teaching Pack. You can purchase your Student Journal in participating bookstores nationwide, or a bulk order can be placed directly on our website.
One annual payment per school = access for all staff in your Wellbeing Department to your chosen Teaching Pack(s).
You only need one teacher to sign up for your school! Once you sign up, you can add the email addresses for all your colleagues in your Wellbeing Department to your Nurture 4 Wellbeing account and they will all have access to the Teaching Pack(s) you have chosen. They will receive a ‘welcome email’ from us with an individual username and password. Any subscriptions you create will appear on your colleagues’ dashboards when they login. This is important, as the paid subscriptions you set up will appear on your colleagues’ accounts too - no second or third payments needed!
Click here to see all of the available Teaching Packs and the associated costs. Remember, it’s one payment per year, per school. All of your wellbeing department colleagues get access through that one payment!
Our wellbeing programme is not designed to be taught as an SPHE subject covering the four strands (Who am I?, Minding Myself and Others, Team Up and My Mental Health). The Nurture 4 Wellbeing programme is a stand alone programme which is in line with Department of Education & Skills requirements and the new updated NCCA Wellbeing guidelines. Sample Programme options include the Nurture 4 Wellbeing Programme, along with other subjects areas such as PE, SPHE and CSPE.
From the Wellbeing Guidelines 2021:
“CSPE, SPHE and PE are the main curriculum pillars for building a school’s wellbeing programme and from 2021 will account for at least 335 of the 400 timetabled hours. Schools can use the remaining time to provide additional learning that has been identified as important for their students’ learning in Wellbeing.”
This is where Nurture 4 Wellbeing comes in! With a fully completed Appendix I and every lesson clearly linked to the six Wellbeing Indicators, our Wellbeing Programmes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year enable schools to fulfil the 400 hours with ease.
All resources in the Teaching Pack are available to download and use in your classroom, or to upload to Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom or other learning platforms that your school uses. Additional resources such as poster templates can be used in this way. The Student Journal (workbook) which contains activities for every lesson of the programme are only available as hard copy. Details about purchasing Student Journals can be found here!
Either! Often the Wellbeing Coordinator or a member of management will create the account and complete the subscription. Once you sign up, you can add the email addresses for all your colleagues in your Wellbeing Department to your Nurture 4 Wellbeing account. They will receive a ‘welcome email’ from us with an individual username and password. Any subscriptions you create will appear on your colleagues’ dashboards when they login. This is important, as the paid subscriptions you set up will appear on your colleagues’ accounts too - no second or third payments needed!
One annual payment per school = access for all staff in your Wellbeing Department.
Unfortunately we have not made the Student Journal available digitally this year. We hope to do so in the future.
Yes! This makes the programme very easy to deliver. The Teaching Pack is Digital. You can download and print if you wish, but most teachers use their online account as their database for Wellbeing for the year. Students have a physical copy Student Journal to record their learning - more details are available here!
Yes and no! If you do not have access to the internet in your school, you can download the lessons to your device from a wifi zone in advance of your class and then have them available for your lesson.