Our school developed a wellbeing project in Primary. See all details on http://www.euroschool.lu/site/wellbeing/

What is wellbeing and why is it important?

Definitions of wellbeing are based on health and happiness.

 Wellbeing  is what we truly want for our children. Different studies and research (1)  have proven that with emotional and physical wellbeing, students will be able to reach their full potential.

(1): https://oxfordimpact.oup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Student-wellbeing-impact-study-white-paper.pdf

What is the impact of Covid-19 on the wellbeing of our children?

Children struggled with significant adjustments to their routines due to social distancing, home confinement, face masks…, which may have interfered with their sense of structure, predictability, and security.  Children are keen observers of people and environments and they notice and react to stress from their entourage: parents, caregivers, peers…

What do parents expect from the “new normal”?

 Parents highly demand that children return to normality We wish to reduce any risk of developing mental health problems, such as trauma-related stress, anxiety, and depression.

How wellbeing will become a part of the School Curriculum?

The Board of Governors of the Office of the Secretary-General of the European Schools have issued a report in relation to the preparation of the 2021/2022 school year. As part of their General Recommendations, they have highlighted wellbeing to be “the starting point for all actions.”

Our school announced the creation of a subject “Wellbeing in school” embedded in the current timeframe for nursery and resulting in the addition of teaching units :

P1 & P2 : 15:30-16:00

P3, P4 & P5 : 15:15-16:00

The Association have taken this topic in a very serious manner and have created a working group composed of 5 Members of the Management Committee. The creation of the working group will be introduced to the School Management and there is high expectation of a good cooperation.

We are also expecting  our School to communicate the Wellbeing action plan for Secondary.

What about the wellbeing of the caregivers?

Our school must ensure that our teachers and other caregivers social emotional competences and needs are covered. Adults are more likely to support the social and emotional education of children and young people if their own needs are addressed too.

How can we support our child’s wellbeing at home?

Let’s be there for them, let’s spend time with them, listening, playing, sharing experiences. Like this we  will give the support children need to overcome challenges now and in the future.

 Do you have any question? Please get in touch via our facebook group

APEEEL1- Parents Association European School Lux1 or by email office@apeeel1.lu