The vision of Northfields International School is to be committed to empowering our students to reach their full potential through a holistic approach. PSHE Education at NIHS contributes to this approach by preparing our young adults to develop a global mind-set which they need to thrive now and in the future and this is considered to be a very important and necessary part of all youngsters’ education.
PSHE is being taught across all year groups at NIHS by their Homeroom Tutors for a 40- minute lesson per week.
The PSHE curriculum for Year 7 – 13, includes helping our students to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, change in social and emotional wellbeing. The lessons are packed with opportunities that promote students’ self-control and ability to self-regulate. The learning engagement in class and working as a team will enable them to become more confident in their ability to achieve well and preserve even when they encounter setbacks or when their goals are distant, and to respond calmly and rationally to challenges. Thus they can face a world full of uncertainty with hope.
Learning about Relationships and Sex Education supports young people to stay safe, enjoy positive relationships of all kinds, and make informed decisions.
From making informed decisions about alcohol and smoking to succeeding in their first job, PSHE education helps pupils prepare for all the opportunities, challenges, life decisions and responsibilities they may face.
The Northfields’ community are united against bullying. We run a number of programmes that are focused on specific aspects of bullying behaviour during the Anti-bullying week which is normally commemorated in November. Some of the activities are: Odd Sock Day, express kind words across the whole school, writing pledges among many more.
This in turn achieves a ‘virtuous circle’, whereby students with better physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing can achieve better academically, and enjoy greater success.