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Pontarddulais Primary School

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Health & Well-being

H&WB Ethos

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 of Health that we focus on as a school are as follows:-

  • Citizenship, Physical Activitiy, Hygiene, Mental & Emotional Health and well-being, RSE, RVE, Healthy Eating, Safety, Healthy Relationships,  Environment, Social Influences


Health & Well-being Core Principles


  • At Pontarddulais Primary our focus on physical health & development, mental health and emotional and social well-being, supports learners to engage with and develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes they need now and in the future.


  • We develop healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society through a whole school approach that enables health & well-being to permeate all aspects of school life.


  • We develop learners’ motivation, resilience, empathy and decision-making abilities so they can become ambitious, capable learners.


  • Our provision enables learners to manage risks, express ideas and emotions, be exposed to and develop and maintain healthy relationships and take on different roles and responsibilities. This learning and experience supports learners to become enterprising, creative contributors ready to play a full part in life and work.


  • We develop the child’s ability to show respect, value equality, listen to others and to evaluate social influences which affect them. This will enable them to become citizens of Wales and the wider world.








Healthy Schools  - background

Our Healthy Schools programme has now been running for over 15 years. We achieved the National Quality Award in 2012 and were successful with our re-assessment in 2014, 2016 & 2018 & 2021. 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 H&WB/Healthy Schools groups, from Ethical to School council,  Playground friends to RRS to Health heroes, ensure pupil voice is heard and impacts on actions within the school. 

What is self-care?

Just as we look after our physical health, it’s important to look after our mental health.

Self-care is all about what
you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help your body and mind to relax, drift away, or be more energised.

Harry The Hound's school has been closed due to the coronavirus.

He is missing his friends and the thought of returning to school once the pandemic is over is filling him with anxiety that he does not know how to deal with. 

Part picture book and part workbook, Harry the Hound Returns to School is aimed at 6-11 year olds. 

Please see PDF Doc below.

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