PSHE (Personal, Health, Social, and Economic Education) is an educational program aimed at enhancing the personal, social, health, and economic development of students. PSHE is considered an essential part of educational curricula in many countries, including but not limited to the United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. Its goal is to provide education and support to students in various aspects of their lives.
Recognizing that shaping students' personalities and enhancing their social and economic skills is a fundamental part of the learning journey, Qimam El Hayat International Schools has decided to incorporate this subject as an integral part of its curriculum, starting from kindergarten (KG) all the way to high school.
The learning areas in PSHE include the following:
Personal Growth: Students learn how to develop their personal identity, build self-confidence, and deal with life's challenges and pressures effectively. These skills help them succeed and excel in their academic and professional lives.
Social Relationships: Students learn effective communication skills, how to build and maintain healthy and balanced relationships with others, understand cultural differences, respect them, and positively interact with them.
Mental and Physical Health: Students learn about taking care of their mental and physical health, promoting personal safety, understanding the stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth they go through, and coping with the natural changes that occur.
Career and Economic Guidance: Students learn about career choices, educational paths, and how to develop work skills and financial planning.
The PSHE program is taught through a structured curriculum and various teaching methods, including group discussions, interactive activities, research projects, and diverse educational tools. The aim of this subject is to empower students to become healthy, independent, and responsible individuals in society.