Support and Wellness (The S+Well)
The mission of the Support and Wellness Department is to promote student awareness and life skills development around a variety of issues that affect health and well-being. An intentional effort is made to cultivate a classroom atmosphere uniquely different from other courses to effectively address and explore age-appropriate social and emotional topics. Topics include teen risk behavior, peer pressure, decision-making, stress and time management, interpersonal relationships, communication strategies and goal setting. An underlying goal is to create an empathetic, compassionate and resilient student body. These skills are taught in various settings which provide students with leadership training and meaningful opportunities that include and extend the Punahou School community. The department provides proactive, reactive, experiential, academic and skills-based training addressing the psychological, social and emotional aspects of human development.