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SPTA Health and Wellbeing

Good health and wellbeing is central to effective learning across the curriculum. All staff have a responsibility to ensure that pupils are taught in an environment where they feel safe, valued and listened to as detailed in Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). GIRFEC is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of our children and young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.  It supports them and their parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them. Staff actively promote the SHANARRI indicators to ensure that our school promotes a climate in which children and young people feel safe and secure while establishing open, positive and supportive relationships. As part of our commitment to GIRFEC we would like to encourage you to use the resources on this site and contact us (either for yourself or on behalf of your child) as soon as a problem arises.


Learning in Health and Wellbeing is divided into six organisers – mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing, substance misuse, planning for choices and changes, physical education, physical activity and sport, food and health and relationships, sexual health and parenthood. The first three of these organisers are taught within our WOW (Wellbeing, Opportunities and Work) curriculum with the others being the responsibility of the Physical Education, Food Technology and Religious Education departments respectively. In addition, departmental curricular plans in every subject cover these organisers and help pupils to form links between subject content and HWB outcomes. You can find more information about our Health and Wellbeing topics to support your child at home by clicking the links below. The school has a range of services from our school counsellors and school nurse which we can discuss with you if you feel that you or your child would benefit from this service. 

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SHANARRI Wellbeing Indicators

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Latest News 2018-2019

  • S5 pupils began Term 1 with our Stress and Anxiety course as part of their timetabled Study Lessons. Click HERE to access these lessons.

  • S2 WOW pupils have made their own internet safety guide which they will be presenting to assemblies on Safer Internet Day. Click here for a digital copy of this.

  • S1 and S5 pupils developed their understanding of road safety and positive relationship with performances by the Baldy Bane Theatre Company in Term 1.  

  • Our BGE pupils have been developing their knowledge of WW1 in preparation for our WW1 community event on November 8th hosted by our S6 Caritas Team. Click here, here and here to see some examples of our pupils' work in marking the centenary of WW1. 

  • Click here for information on our St Andrew's Day Citizenship programme. 

  • This November we start our anti-bullying campaign following the theme 'Choose Respect.' Click on the lessons below to and our pupil-made video by BGE and Senior Phase pupils who participated in the BBC School Report training. Choose Respect Lesson 1, Choose Respect Lesson 2, Choose Respect Lesson 3, Choose Respect Lesson 4, Choose Respect Lesson 5

  • This February we will be starting our Fit Families programme. Come along with the whole family and enjoy a bit of cooking, games, chat and eating together. All free! Sign up your family by phoning into the school or by returning this letter to Mr Pearson or Pupil and Family Support. Dates: 20/2/19, 27/2/19, 6/3/19, 13/3/19, 20/3/19, 27/3/19. Click here for more information. All young people must be accompanied by an adult. 

  • Click here for information on Young Carers Awareness Day 2019.

  • Click here for information on our Internet Safety Week 2019. S1-3 Safer Internet Day. S4-6 Monday, S4-6 Tuesday, S4-6 Wednesday, S4-6 Thursday, S4-6 Friday

  • We are continuing our 'Choose Respect' anti-bullying journey this February with the theme 'Celebrating Difference.' Click on the links to explore our work here. Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3.

  • During February and March we will be exploring the things that make us different. Pupils are encouraged to scan the QR codes in the main corridor and complete the 'Challenge Stigma' grid to develop their understanding of the challenges that many people face. Check out the displays here for further information on how to stay mentally healthy. Check out our Mental Health TAB for further information. 

  • During April and May we are continuing our anti-bullying journey, focussing on our ability to show empathy. You can access the lessons here - Lesson 1; Lesson 2; Lesson 3; Lesson 4; Lesson 5.

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Health and Wellbeing Topics 

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Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing


Substance Misuse

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Planning for Choices and Changes

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Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

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Food and Health

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Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport

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Other Health and Wellbeing Topics 

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Online Safety

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Road Safety

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Young Carers

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First Aid


Study Skills

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Catholic Education Week

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Visit Us

If you would like more information on any aspect of Health and Wellbeing, please contact us by phone or email.


St Peter the Apostle High School, 
Kirkoswald Drive,
G81 2DB



0141 533 3100

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