We are a HeartSmart School
We are a HeartSmart School! HeartSmart is a creative approach that we use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children. Equipping children with foundational principles and skills that will improve their mental health and relationships and academic achievement, at St Matthew’s CE Primary School, we want everyone to know that they are loved, cared for and valued. We recognise the value of educating the heart alongside educating the mind. We use HeartSmart to do just that!
One of the main reasons we chose Heartsmart as the backbone of our Relationships and Health Education and also our PSHE curriculum is that it aligns well with our Christian values of Respect, Kindness, Aspiration and Perseverance.
The Heartsmart ‘high fives’
Don’t forget to let love in! (Kindness)
Too much selfie isn’t healthy! (Kindness/Respect)
Don’t rub it in, rub it out! (Aspiration/Perseverance)
Fake is a mistake! (Respect)
No way through isn’t true! (Aspiration/Perseverance)
Here are some fun phrases that are part of the HeartSmart program and we are sure you’ll start hearing them in your home as well. They’re called the HeartSmart High Five and here’s a brief overview: