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In Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) you learn about what might help you to make choices for a confident and healthy life. In SPHE class you will learn how to get on with your classmates better, as well as help each other to be healthy, safe and well.

What will I learn in SPHE?

Some of the things you will learn include:

• how to settle into your new school and into your new class

• how to make friends with new people in your class

• where to go and what to do if you need help or advice in your new school

• what it means to make healthy choices about such things as smoking, alcohol,  healthy eating and being active

• how to form healthy, close relationships, and to understand human sexuality.

Is learning SPHE anything like what I did in primary school?

In SPHE in primary school, you have been learning about yourself (taking care of your body, growing and changing, safety and protection), about yourself and others (your family, friends and relationships), and about yourself and the wider world (citizenship and media). Some of the activities in SPHE may be the same, e.g. circle time. You will now be learning about what you can do to be a healthier teenager.

Will SPHE have anything to do with other subjects I will be studying? Yes. You will also learn about your body in Home Economics, PE and Science. You might carry out some study in the Ethical Curriculum on how to form healthy relationships.

How will SPHE be useful to me?

By taking part in SPHE class you will learn how:

• to work in a group

• to make healthier choices

• to be more confident about yourself

• to understand others better.

No matter what you do when you leave school, being able to make healthy choices for yourself and being able to communicate well with others will be important for your well-being.

Gerry is our SNA