Great emphasis is placed on the health, welfare and safety of the children who are encouraged to care for themselves, their families, peers and the environment. Pupils should have the understanding and knowledge that health is concerned with quality of life and reflects physical, mental and social well-being.
The curriculum promotes ways of keeping healthy and provides opportunities to examine growth and change. Children are made aware of the importance of keeping themselves healthy with emphasis on personal care, hygiene, diet and exercise. Staff also tackle sensitive matters such as sex education, alcohol and drug related issues. Fishermoss is a health promoting school and is actively involved in the national ‘Hungry for Success’ initiative.
Physical Education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables learning to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.