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As a College, we also want to contribute to the well-being and life-long skills of our students. As part of our school’s 5 year strategic planning, we have a team of leaders and teachers discussing and developing with plans to support the social and spiritual well-being of our students as this plays an important role in the development of our students into adults.
With the support of Simon Bedville (Assistant Head of Primary), Chris Walters (Primary Care and Conduct Leader) and Pam Nadler (Pastoral Care), Years 4 and 6 are considering their body images, friendships, sense of belonging and safety and this has been supplemented with weekly lessons based on the programs, “Wise Girls” and “Guy Wise”, by Sharon Witt. Sharon is a renowned Australian author of books and programs for young people as well as an educator and teacher.
Topics included in these programs are:
In Health, Years 3 and 5 students have been going through the program, “My Life Rulz”. “My Life Rulz” are 10 fundamental “rules” to build emotional resilience. They’re not rules as such, but rather they are read as principles to guide one’s life by. By nature, rules are inflexible and seek to control thinking. “My Life Rulz” however, seeks to guide thinking and enhance one’s ability to live well.
Some of the topics covered in this program:
Director of Innovation and Learning – Upper Primary
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