PSHE in Primary

For Primary students, assembly is a real highlight of the week. Always informative and interactive, these gatherings revolve around topics from the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum, shared in a fun and entertaining way.

Our PSHE curriculum is divided into three units; Relationships, Health and Wellbeing, and Living in the Wider World. Each unit is studied for one term each year.

Relationships were the focus for Term One this year, with students learning how to create and maintain healthy relationships within a range of social and cultural contexts. Blind Mate focused on the qualities of a good friend, and provided strategies to create constructive friendships. Other assemblies on this theme included Be a Buddy, Not a Bully; Treating Domestic Staff with Respect; The Difference Between Nice Surprises and Secrets; and PANTS - based on a campaign by the UK's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) that teaches children how to stay safe from abuse.

Term Two followed with the Health and Wellbeing unit, in which students considered how to maintain their physical, emotional and mental health. BSJ Kitchen - Behind the Scenes had a food focus, with Chef Ary and our Catering team describing how the students' meals are made. Keep It Clean, Know What I Mean focused on preventing the spread of germs, including the importance of washing hands, while Don't be a Sleepy Head explained what happens to the body during sleep and the importance of getting enough of it. Other assemblies tackled keeping teeth clean and monitoring sugar intake.

As the academic year draws to a close, students can look forward to two more assemblies about Living in the Wider World, the theme for Term Three. This focuses on issues such as equality, environmentalism and enterprise. Earlier on, Don't be a Water Waster educated students on the current issue of Jakarta's aquifers being drained by illegal wells, and what they can do to prevent it, providing real local relevance to students' everyday experience.