Pontarddulais Primary School sees the promotion of health and well being as central to the life of the school. Health is a precious resource for everyday living, not just a goal in itself. Everyone deserves an equal chance to learn, work, live and develop free from discrimination, prejudice and fear.
Pontarddulais Primary develops its health education in consultation with partners and stakeholders from the public and voluntary sectors and local communities. This work is monitored, evaluated and reviewed regularly.
Relevant local and national initiatives and plans are taken into account to ensure a collective working partnership.
The areas we focus on as a school are as follows:-
Citizenship, Physical Activitiy, Hygiene, Mental & Emotional Health and well-begin, Healthy Eating, Safety, PSE, Personal Development and Relationships, Environment, Substance mis-use.
Road Safety – Miss Thomas
The Junior Road Safety Officer’s are continuing to carry out their tasks to raise awareness of Road Safety initiatives within the school. The ‘Kerb Craft’ initiative is being carried out with Year 1, which involves the children learning all about Road Safety and going out into the community to develop their knowledge of dangers and the need for safety when they’re out and about. The JRSO’s have done an assembly, are busy preparing for the Road Safety quiz in May.
Design to Smile – Miss Foley
The ‘Design to Smile’ project that is funded by WAG and has been set up in response to concerns about declining oral hygiene among children is continuing in Pontarddulais Primary School. Toothbrushes and toothpaste have been given out yet again to each child in the school. The initiative is part and parcel of the Foundation Phase day. All children in the Foundation Phase are brushing their teeth correctly and understand the importance of oral hygiene.
PC Hinds – Police Core Programme
Each year group has a specific focus within the Police Core programme and lots of important information and activities are being done with the whole school. These include internet safety, substance mis-use, diversity, street corner culture, people who help us and ‘an apple a day’. This programme ensures different aspects of the PSE curriculum are being enhanced by an outside agency as well as being delivered by staff.
Our Healthy Schools programme has now been running for over 12 years. We achieved the National Quality Award in 2012 and were successful with our re-assessment in 2014 and 2016. We are a flagship ‘Healthy School’ and continue to embed all actions. Our main focus is to keep the well-being of our children at the heart of everything we do. All of our PSE/Healthy Schools groups, from Eco to School council, Playground friends to JRSO’s and SNAG and Ambassadors, ensure pupil voice is heard and impacts on actions within the school.