Celbridge Community School




The junior cycle years are a critical time in young peoples’ lives. Students are exposed to a range of influences and require support to make positive responsible decisions relating to their health and wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.

Wellbeing in young people feeling confident, happy, healthy and connected. It is reflected in the following ways;

The student:

  • Has an awareness of personal values and an understanding of the process of moral decision making
  • Takes action to safeguard and promote his/her wellbeing and that of others
  • Is a confident and competent participant in physical activity and is motivated to be physically active
  • Understands the importance of food and diet in making healthy lifestyle choices
  • Has the awareness, knowledge, skills, values and motivation to live sustainably
  • Values what it means to be an active citizen, with rights and responsibilities in local and wider contexts.

Wellbeing is also incorporated within a number of the key skills, in particular Staying Well, Communicating, Working with Others and Managing Myself.

In Celbridge Community School we equip our students with the necessary skills to overcome obstacles and develop their emotional intelligence.

Wellbeing will provide learning opportunities to enhance the physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing and resilience of students, and to enable students to build life-skills and to develop a strong sense of connectedness to the school and to their community.

It will also emphasise the role that students play in their family, community and society in general.Furthermore, it will complement the contribution that the family, the community and relevant agencies make to supporting student wellbeing.

To achieve this we use a holistic approach where aspects of health and well-being permeate every facet of school life. For example, we promote physical and mental wellbeing with our packed extra-curricular timetable, our incorporation of physical activity into our exam weeks and student workshops on resilience. We place a strong emphasis on healthy, nurturing relationships with our anti-bulling ambassadors, positive relationships week, use of restorative practice and our friends for life programme. Along with have our Pastoral Care systems and structures in place.

Our Pointí Gradam system underpins this whole school approach and ensures that positive interactions, both inside and outside the classroom, are habitual practice.

Ethical Education

An education which helps learners to develop critical awareness and understanding of moral decision-making, and a heightened awareness of social. Ethical and moral issues and standards. Ethical Education nurtures respect for a person’s right to hold and practice religious and other beliefs. It involves an exploration of the infinite variety and richness of humankind, and the creation of intercultural spaces where values can be articulated and critically examined. Ethical Education focuses on questions of equality, justice, sustainability and active citizenship. It helps learners to develop spiritually and to think critically, and empowers them to make a difference.


Aug 22
Back to School 3rd and 6th Years
Aug 23
Back to School 5th Years
Aug 23
First Years Introduction Day
Aug 26
Back to School 2nd Years and TY
Maynooth Road, Moortown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, W23 K2E6.
01 485 3998
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