The Health Program was created by the San Patricio Foundation during the 1999-2000 academic year. It focuses on health education in an integral way, adapting it to the psychological evolution of children and adolescents, and to the methodological criteria of our educational system. It is taught by professionals with extensive experience in the different fields of the areas it deals with.
Since then, the Health Program has been a hallmark of San Patricio School, a dynamic process that welcomes the whole person and facilitates the acquisition of knowledge, values, abilities, skills and basic attitudes for the defence and promotion of individual and collective health.
Prevention of risk behaviours and drug addiction: More than informing, training and providing the student with all kinds of resources and healthy leisure alternatives, communication development to prevent addictions, alcohol consumption, tobacco, drugs ... negative effects of violence, common risks at this age. Also, guidelines for the correct use of social networks, prevention of bullying, etc.
Education for health: food. They learn to get to know and respect their body, positive and real development of their own image, and to resolve in another way the conflicts that end up causing eating disorders. We insist on the implementation of healthy lifestyle habits, eating healthy and eating well, and put aside the emphasis on symptoms that may be counterproductive in the long run. This area also develops the promotion of physical activity and sports as healthy leisure habits, so important at these ages.
It is a space for thought and debate. It provides tools and resources to approach this important aspect of personal development in a positive and assertive manner.
Training in content appropriate for students’ development, the value of affectivity as an integral part of personality, which enables us to love and be loved in a free, healthy way committed to the values that help us achieve balance and happiness as responsible, mature people. Which is healthy for us and for others.
Bullying Prevention Workshop: With these workshops we try to make students know what bullying is, how to stop it and guide it in a positive way.
Social Networks Workshop. How to train our students with regards to the dangers and opportunities offered by the virtual world, no less real. The School as a factor of protection and prevention.
Social Network Sessions by Tutoring Officers
of the Alcobendas Municipal Police. "El Soto" School
Gender and Equality Workshop. The opposite of equality is inequality, not difference. Boys and girls are different and complementary, with the same rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Prevention of gender violence.
Road Safety Workshop. With the objective of training the citizen as a user of public roads in his facet as a pedestrian, driver and traveler.
"Alternative Leisure" Monograph Imagine your night (City of Alcobendas) "Social participation and generation of leisure and free time activities as alternatives to consumer culture" for 1st and 2nd Year Baccalaureate.
1 APPROACH THE HEALTH PROGRAM WITH SPECIALISTS
2 DEVELOP THE PROGRAM WITH CONTINUITY THROUGHOUT SCHOOLING
3 DEALING WITH HEALTH EDUCATION FROM A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE (STUDENT-FAMILY-SCHOOL)
The Program is developed from 3rd / 6th Year Primary - PYP up to 2nd Year Baccalaureate - Diploma. Dynamic, open and evolutionary program according to the age and maturity of the student in the different courses.
In the Health Program,we believe the role of the family and the involvement of parents in the program are fundamental. Parents, along with their children, are the true architects and protagonists. Conferences for parents from the subject matter that is addressed in the program.
There is a direct relationship between the values we foster in our students and those transmitted in the family.
1- Information: KNOW.
The program has to fulfil a first function that is to inform.
To foster prevention, good information is necessary; which implies, above all, internalization.
2- Training: KNOWING HOW TO DO.
The program aims to train, guide, offer opportunities; we understand how to help the student to establish the scale of values that will guide his life.
RESPECT (for our body, our privacy and that of others) TOLERANCE (towards difference, handicaps ... towards others) ASSERTIVENESS (personal ability that allows us to adequately express our criteria, values, desires and emotions in front of another person, and do so without hostility or aggressiveness) The Value of respect. RESPONSIBILITY (to assume the consequences of our actions, of what we do with our body, how we take care of it, how we use it, and its immediate and long-term impact).
3- Self-confidence and self-esteem, assertiveness, internalization and development of values.
KNOWING HOW TO BE. Base for the harmonious development of the personality.
4- Critical Judgment, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE and social skills. KNOWING HOW TO BE.