May 1, 2018

Health and Wellbeing 2 and 3

Health and Wellbeing: SPHE 2 and Health and Wellbeing: SPHE 3 complete the series
for the new Junior Cycle SPHE short course and have been designed to meet the curricular
requirements of SPHE in the context of Wellbeing. The two student textbooks:

  • Cover the four strands, strand units and Learning Outcomes of the SPHE short course
  • Address each of the Eight Key Skills of the new Junior Cycle
  • Use understandable and age-appropriate language with Learning Outcomes for each unit
  • Follow best practice in addressing the health and wellbeing needs of young people
  • Contain a wide variety of active learning methodologies such as
    drama, collage, traffic lights, quizzes, animations, debates,
    film-making and more
  • Emphasise the theoretical background of topics with
    up-to-date research findings and references to provoke thought
    and discussion
  • Focus on developing students’ skills in literacy (oral and digital presentation, reports,
    debating and drama) and numeracy (surveys, statistics, graphs
    and charts)
  • Avoid a ‘one size fits all’ lesson-based approach – allowing class
    groups the flexibility to progress through each topic at their own
  • Include a wide range of activities and assessment techniques that
    acknowledge the different learning styles
  • List Key words at the beginning of each unit and explained
    throughout the text
  • Contain Learning Logs which encourage students to reflect on
    their learning and keep a record of it, facilitating the completion of
    classroom-based assessments (CBAs) and student journals


Book 2

Features new and
age-appropriate information on:


online safety,

mental health,


stress management,

resilience and relaxation

Health and Wellbeing SHPE 2 cover


Health and Wellbeing SHPE 3 cover

Book 3

Features new and
age-appropriate information
on issues including:



study and
exam skills,


and sexual health,

management and
relaxation techniques,

guidelines on organising a
Positive Mental Health Week