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Physical Education and Wellbeing

Physical Education is a main pillar of the junior cycle Wellbeing programme. The six indicators of wellbeing – Active, Responsible, Connected, Resilient, Respected and Aware - describe what is important for young people and their wellbeing.

The Physical Education specification was designed to contribute directly to the indicators of wellbeing in junior cycle. 

Guidelines to support schools in planning and developing a junior cycle Wellbeing programme are available on