'Ours is not to reap the harvest, Ours is just to sow the seed'
Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey




The following definition of Wellbeing aims to take account of its multi-dimensional nature (World Health Organisation (WHO), 2001).

Wellbeing is present when a person realises their potential, is resilient in dealing with the normal stresses of their life, takes care of their physical wellbeing and has a sense of purpose, connection and belonging to a wider community. It is a fluid way of being and needs nurturing throughout life.

Mount Sackville strives to achieve this for each of its students from first to sixth year. Wellbeing is fostered through the curriculum across all subject areas in the classroom and in the wider school community through the extra-curricular programme on offer to students. Students are provided with opportunities in music, drama and sport to reach their potential, develop a sense of purpose and as a result connect with others in the school.

Mount Sackville takes a whole school approach to catering for student wellbeing by recognising and putting systems in place in four recommended areas of school life. These are outlined in the diagram below. (Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice 2018-2023).


The wellbeing of the student is further supported outside of the classroom environment by a team of professionals: Guidance Counsellor, School Chaplain and Special Educational Needs Staff. A Dean/Tutor system is also in place within the school to help with the many challenges that school life presents for students navigating their way through secondary school.

Every year in Spring, Mount Sackville holds a Wellbeing Week to bring into focus the importance of this issue across the school community. During the week students are encouraged to engage in activities which support their physical, emotional and mental health.

Mount Sackville deems this area of education of paramount importance in the holistic development of every single student in our school.

Application Form to participate on the Wellbeing Team

07 2023
State Exams
16 2023
The Plurabelles Summer Camp
09 2023
Open Day
30 2023
October mid-term break
The Mount Sackville Parents Lunch was held on Friday, March 3rd 2023 at Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa in Co. Meath. The event was a hugh success, the last event took place back in 2019 resulting in this years lunch been a sell out. A fund raising raf
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Dublin 20,
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