We have always believed in the importance of our pupils playing the role of active protagonists in the construction of their identities and life projects. That is why we have consistently prioritised the development of their socio-emotional skills to allow them to act with a sense of responsibility, reciprocity and belonging. However, with the arrival of the pandemic, online communication increased exponentially, so we incorporated a new curriculum to promote these skills along with the digital balance.
The PSHE programme focuses on the comprehensive development of all our pupils. Based on a curriculum which prioritises both formal and informal activities geared towards strengthening their emotional and digital wellbeing, the programme includes four key areas to increase the emotional, social, and digital skills of each one: PSHE Activities, Digital Education Programme, Parenting Activities, and a Digital Wellbeing Course.
The PSHE activities are applied across all levels of education and seek to form pupils according to the Grangonian profile. The following values permeate all such activities: All Rounder, Spirit of Service, Fair Play, Team Spirit, Joy of Learning, and Good Manners.
To ensure that the goals of the PSHE Programme are fulfilled across all year groups, teachers work based on four core strands:
In addition, the PSHE programme offers a series of macro activities, called Key Dates, in which all pupils, teachers and other School Staff participate in joint activities.
The programme also envisages pupils from 8° Básico to 4°EM acting as School monitors to positively influence younger pupils and to promote their social and personal wellbeing in an active and collaborative manner.
With this goal in mind, pupils participate in groups called TECHAR (Tolerance, Empathy, Commitment, Honesty, Attitude and Responsibility), Peer Support and the Prevention Team, all of which include representatives from all levels of the School Community. This methodology aims to develop leadership skills and empathy and is critical to the achievement of the Grangonian profile. Thanks to this type of activities, the PSHE programme strengthens the moral identity of our pupils by placing their abilities at the service of others.
Based on dynamic material, audio visual content, classroom activities, training capsules and measurement instruments with which to follow up on pupils’ learning, the curriculum in online education includes more than 60 classes and activities on topics such as Balance and Digital Wellbeing, Online Addiction, Online Image Management, Digital Identity, Self-regulation, Online Sexuality and many more.
With support from the Parents’ Association (APA), this programme assists parents to develop the skills that our children require in today’s world. Its focus is on ensuring that pupils grow with integrity, that they are equipped with the right tools to develop interpersonal bonds with others, and capable of harnessing their ability to regulate themselves in a world of excess to achieve sound emotional wellbeing.
The programme is based on the core competencies identified by the last ten years of research into the essential components required for the development of a harmonious home. Its fundamental approach is based on a vision and ability to educate boys and girls who seek emotional wellbeing and the skills to face challenges in a positive way.
The pandemic has shown that we can continue with our lives relatively “normally” without face-to-face interaction. With its thousands of training tools, connectivity options and transaction opportunities, the internet has filled the void created by Covid-19 and positioned itself as the main channel of communication and education. However, despite the immeasurable potential afforded by its millions of tutorials and training materials, many young people have adopted the worst traits of the internet: procrastination; addiction to video games, chats, and imagery; and a loss of interest in face-to-face activities.