SPHE Health and Wellbeing SPHE 1 (EDCO)


For the 2023 Junior Cycle Specification 

NEW Health and Wellbeing: SPHE 1 has been written for the 2023 Junior Cycle SPHE Course specification.

It covers the four strands and learning outcomes of the SPHE element of Wellbeing

  • Easy-to-read, bright and attractive design,
    with full-colour illustrations and engaging photos
  • Uses easily understandable and age-appropriate language
  • Each strand addresses each of the Eight Key Skills of the Junior Cycle
  • Includes new and updated, age appropriate units on diversity, emotional health, advertising and young people, RSE, mindfulness, stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Comprehensively addresses all areas of SPHE as a core element of 2023 Junior Cycle Wellbeing programme
  • Not a ‘one size fits all’ lesson-based textbook – this publication allows class groups the flexibility to progress through each unit at their own pace
  • Includes a wide range of activities and assessment techniques which acknowledge the different learning styles and varying needs of students
  • Learning Intentions given for each unit, with quizzes and activities to establish students’ level of knowledge
  • ‘Reflections’ allow students to reflect on their learning and to keep a record of it, facilitating the completion of classroom-based assessments (CBAs)

  • Follows best practice in addressing the health and wellbeing needs of young people
  • Cyberbullying covered in detail, with tips and suggestions for dealing with it
  • Key words are listed at the beginning of each unit and explained throughout the text
  • Wellbeing indicators are included for each activity