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Student well-being underpins all education. Pastoral care is enhanced through implicit and explicit attention to methods that enhance well-being, which in turn leads to better academic achievement, reduced anxiety and more engaged and meaningful lives for students. At King’s we are integrating these positive psychology principles into our pastoral-academic programmes.

In Years 9, 10 and 11, every student undertakes six module subjects with two or three lessons a week. At the forefront of these is Religious Education, comprising traditional religious studies, ethics and community service. This is underpinned by the core King’s values of helping students to become more generous, more respectful and more tolerant in an increasingly diverse society.

The other central pillar in the Health programme or Hauora. This is the understanding and application of the four dimensions that make up well-being: the physical, the social, the mental/emotional and the spiritual.

Module Programme

Year 9

• Religious Studies
• Health
• Life Skills
• Philosophy
• Round Square & Servant Leadership

Year 10

• Religious Studies
• Community Service
• Nutrition, Relationships& Drug Awareness
• Sexual education
• Leadership and Careers
• Digital Citizenship

Year 11 - 13 

A programme is being developed over 2017 to include a better well-being approach across Years 11 - 13. Some of the valuable module elements from the past, such as Positive Psychology, Behavioural economics and Civics will be incorporated with e revised health programme. The aim is to have this in place for 2018.