Nursery and Primary : Wellbeing

We are proud to be able to offer the subject “Wellbeing in school” for all pupils of the Nursery and Primary School from the school year 2021/22.  

In the nursery school, the existing timetable will not be changed and the projects will be included in the annual plan or the existing curriculum in the form of projects or project weeks. 

In the primary school we create additional teaching units for this purpose: 

  • P1 and P2: Mondays and Wednesdays from 15.30-16.00 
  • P3, P4 and P5: Wednesdays from 15.15-16.00 

As this offer exceeds the existing curriculum in the primary school, participation is voluntary. At the beginning of the school year, parents are given the opportunity to deregister their child for the whole school year via an online form. In this case, the children must be collected punctually at 15.30 or 15.15 at the school gate.  

On the following sub-pages we would like to give you an overview of some of our well-being projects. Apart from the projects mentioned, many other ideas for the wellbeing of the children are implemented individually in the classes. In order for you to get a better impression of all our Wellbeing projects during the school year, we invite you to visit our Wellbeing-in-school blog regularly. 

Nursery School

KIVA introduction in Nursery School : 

In order to gently prepare our youngest children for the KIVA programme in primary school, the nursery school teachers will introduce Kiva concepts from units 1 and 2 of the KIVA curriculum and work on them with the children. This is done in cooperation with the KIVA coordinators and school psychologists. 


Buddy Bench : 

The idea behind “Buddy Benches”, also called “Friendship Benches”, is simple. If a child feels lonely while playing at school, he can go to the bench to signal that he needs someone to play with. Another child will see him, go to him, talk to him and include him in his games. Students are taught about empathy, how to pay attention to their emotions and recognise when others need support. The benches are seen as an early intervention to remove the stigma around mental health. 

The friendship bench will be designed, painted and decorated jointly by all the children in the kindergarten. The project is directly related to the KIVA programme. 


Yoga : 

Yoga for children directs and calms emotions, eliminates tension through stretching and breathing exercises, improves the children’s ability to concentrate and their physical well-being. Children should learn to feel themselves, notice what is good for them and understand how to get rid of stress and pent-up feelings. 


Mindfulness classes : 

Activities to develop attention, concentration, inhibition and kindness in learning. 


Kindness Week : 

Conduct a kindness week with different activities around the theme of living together, respect, sharing, kindness (example: making a common “tree of kindness”.  


Philosophy workshop : 

Meditation, managing emotions, well-being, attention, awareness, putting things together, cooperation. 


School psychologists:  

The school psychologists regularly visit all classes and work with the children specifically on the topics of self-esteem and assertiveness. 


Nature project : 

School outdoors – land art, science activities, creating ephemeral works, creating a cartoon and / or videos about nature. 

Putting green in the school – installation of planters with perennial flowers and plants.

Primary School

Projects and activities carried out in all levels: 


Weekly KIVA units to prevent bullying situations on the one hand and to train children in dealing with bullying situations on the other hand while showing them solution strategies. 

Mindfulness for children – exercises and training: 

More and more, higher and higher, faster and faster – a performance credo that overtaxes not only adults but especially our children in our fast-paced times. The overstimulation (e.g. through digital devices and electronic entertainment media) contributes significantly to this overload. Children therefore find it increasingly rare to find moments in which they can calm down, decelerate, consciously perceive themselves and their environment – in which they are mindful. 

Design positive school notices and rules:  

These are formulated in positive language and worked out together with the children in their first language. 

Dealing with rules and their necessity: 

Together with our education coordinator, the children discuss the necessary school rules. In this context, the pupils are asked to think critically about the necessity of rules and the consequences associated with them. 

Buddy Bench /KIVA Bench: 

The idea behind “Buddy Benches”, also called “Friendship Benches”, is simple. If a child feels lonely while playing at school, he can go to the bench to signal that he needs someone to play with. Another child will see him, go to him, talk to him and include him in his games. Students are taught about empathy, how to pay attention to their emotions and recognise when others need support. The benches are seen as an early intervention to remove the stigma around mental health. 

The friendship benches will be designed, painted and decorated together. The project is directly related to the KIVA programme. 


Yoga : 

Yoga for children directs and calms emotions, eliminates tension through stretching and breathing exercises, improves children’s ability to concentrate and their physical well-being. Children should learn to feel themselves, notice what is good for them and understand how to get rid of stress and pent-up feelings. 


Playful, child-oriented Sophrology :  

The primary goal of Sophrology is targeted relaxation – it helps children to better focus on processes inside themselves or on memories. The state of relaxation is called “Etat sophronique” or “Etat sophro-liminal” and is achieved by relaxing the muscles and breathing calmly. The Sophrology method is used to reduce the fears that sometimes accompany our children. 


Well-being through sports or sporting activities and exercise : 

  • Sensory discovery tours (e.g. barefoot, blindfolded, etc.)  
  • Experiments to discover sounds and music  
  • Team-building games  
  • Dance  


School psychologists :  

The school psychologists regularly visit all classes and work with the children specifically on the topics of self-esteem and assertiveness. 


Further focal points in the individual levels :

P1 and P2 

  • Safety in and out of school – cooperation with the Luxembourg police. 
  • Participation in the “Kuck&Klick” road safety programme.


  • We move to improve – cooperation with the University of Luxembourg. 3 main aspects: The active break,Learning through and with movement, Being active in the fresh air. For this purpose, students from the University of Luxembourg will come to our school for 5 weeks and implement the programme concretely with children and teachers. 
  • Superheroes in action against cyber-bullying – cooperation with Bee Secure.


  • Children’s rights – Children have rights – In cooperation with Kindernothilfe Luxembourg.
  • Together with the team of Kindernothilfe Luxembourg, the pupils learn about the ten elementary children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in a playful way. The eight intelligences developed by Harvard professor Howard Gardner help to understand and learn about children’s rights in different ways. 
  • The adventures of Captain Kara – cooperation with Bee Secure.
  • Superheroes in action against cyber-bullying – cooperation with Bee Secure. 


  • Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals) – cooperation with Kindernothilfe Luxembourg.
    Together with the team of Kindernothilfe Luxembourg and its partners, the pupils work out the meaning of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 articles. In doing so, they set common goals that can be implemented at school.  
  • Bee friends – Alex’s first steps online – cooperation with Bee Secure.