PSHCE is an important component of BISB’s Wellbeing Programme. In the ever changing 21st Century the British International School Bratislava’s PSHCE curriculum empowers our students to make informed decisions that embody the school’s learner profile. Students explore issues key to their personal development in order to thrive as global citizens. The holistic nature of the programme promotes a shared understanding of the importance of well-being within the school community. Students are generally taught in their tutor groups, by their Form Tutor, though Heads of Years may take opportunities to vary the programme to facilitate visiting speakers or utilise staff expertise to best effect.
Together with the BISB Clubs Programme, the PSHCE Curriculum offers our students the unique opportunity to participate in broader educational experiences and will provide them with enhanced opportunities to develop a greater depth of knowledge, skill, creativity and sophistication in their learning. As well as supporting academic development, PSHCE incorporates elements of the BISB Learner Profile and CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service), which aims to recognise and celebrate each individual student’s inherent abilities in areas such as sport, music, art and performance.
The programme is designed to encourage risk-taking and challenge-based learning, as well as promoting teamwork, collaboration and community engagement. Whole school events, assemblies and time for self-reflection will also take place during some of these sessions, whilst students will also be able to participate in a block of elective workshops once per term.
By participating in BISB's Well-being Programme it is our expectation that it will help our students develop into well-rounded, confident global citizens, who are fully equipped to meet the challenges of their future lives, and to be the type of people who make a positive difference to the world around them.
The programme of study contains 7 core elements:
1. Health and well-being
3. Living in the wider world
Frequently discussion based, the topics and activities that are covered will enhance students’ international mindedness, empathy and self-awareness, and help them develop skills and confidence through activities such as public speaking and role-play. Students may revisit some topics during their time at BISB to provide more depth and detail, reflecting the needs and maturity of the students.
Aims and Objectives Our Well-being Programme develops our students’ knowledge of a diverse range of topics and provides them with multiple opportunities to reflect upon their own beliefs and ideas. Through structured group work and individual tasks, they will learn skills which will help them develop into assertive and confident young people, able to make informed and healthy choices and with a broad understanding of the diverse world in which we live.
Assessment Students receive continuous feedback from both the teacher and their peers in the Well-being Programme. This is designed to help them improve and develop their skills. Whilst there are no graded assessments, students will participate in formal verbal and written presentations, will receive individualized feedback on their strengths and weaknesses and be encouraged to reflect upon strategies to improve. Their engagement and participation will be monitored on a weekly basis and will contribute to their Learning Attitude report score.