Ethical Curriculum

This school welcomes children from all traditions and can be described as multi-denominational or a multi-faith place of education. In line with our mission statement, we aim to provide a full holistic education to all children underpinned by the values of St. Michael’s House.

“The academic, physical, social and aesthetic educational needs of students are addressed alongside their holistic personal development needs in the delivery of the curriculum. The school environments are characterised by the values of the Organisation – respect, understanding, fairness, honesty and sincerity. “

We aim, throughout the curriculum, to support parents and families in helping our pupils to participate as fully as possible in the life of their family, school and community.

Ethical Curriculum (Pilot): The 5 Universal Human Values

St. Michael's House Special National School Baldoyle is undertaking to pilot a new Ethical Curriculum called "The 5 Universal Human Values". We are going to incorporate and adapt human values education into our existing curriculum using a multi-sensory approach. It is hoped that the more experiential the learning is for our pupils, the more effect it may have on pupils' self-esteem, confidence and positive behaviour.

The following actions will be taken to integrate human values education into our school life:

  • A focus on one human value for a two month period
  • Each human value will have a corresponding colour, song/s and Object of Reference. New Lámh signs will be introduced to link with the chosen song/s
  • Daily - every class will refer to the human value at circle time (using a combination of objects of reference, colour and song/s) in ways that are meaningful to the pupils in that class (lesson plan)
  • Weekly - at school assembly, we will have a human value reflection towards the end of assembly using the associated colour (swathes of fabric) and song (lesson plan)
  • Values display board in School Corridor to highlight the value currently in focus

Months

Value

Class

Colour

OoR

Song

Key Words

Nov/Dec

Peace

5,7,9

Purple

Bird (dove)

"Imagine"

Calm

Gratitude

Patience

Positivity

Wellbeing

Jan/Feb

Love

2,3,11

Red

Heart

"You've got a friend in me"

Happy

Caring

Friends

Kindness

Sharing

Mar/Apr

Right Action

6,10

Yellow

Smiley Emoji

"Count on Me"

Courage

Respect

Fairness

Healthy living

Honest

May/June

Truth

4,8

Light Blue

Mirror

"3 Little Birds"

Be yourself

Creativity

Curious

Refection

Self-Awareness

These values will be adapted by SMH schools to reflect the learning needs and abilities of pupils. Teachers will use the values to reinforce the learning experiences of pupils. Many of the values are already covered in SPHE and other curriculum areas and the values underpinning the programme are already in evidence in everyday practice in our schools. As with most curriculum resources, teachers in SMH schools will select and adapt the materials to suit the learning needs, interests and abilities of their pupils.

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01-Apr-2019
We had the most amazing and magical week with Anna Newell's "Sing me to the Sea" water-based sensory performance in our school. Please see attached for further information and a link to a YouTube clip
03-Dec-2018
Huge gratitude to the volunteers from Groupon and St. Paul's College
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Special National School,
College Street,
Baldoyle,
Dublin,
Ireland

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