Five Ways to Wellbeing
We encourage the following:
Connect: Talk, listen, be there and feel connected.
Be Active: Do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood.
Give: Your time, your words, your presence.
Take Notice: Remember the simple things that give you joy.
Keep Learning: Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself.
Healthy Lunches and Habits
We provide a healthy snack and lunch to all of our students. We also have a breakfast club which ensures that pupils have had a good breakfast in a calm and sociable setting, and start the day ready to learn.
Encouraging healthy habits through initiatives such as Hygiene Week, Wellbeing Week and others means that we can live the best lives we can and be the best we can be.
This program is taught in the senior classes and provides a safe space for children to talk where literally every child has a voice. Through a set of problems, discussion and through listening, within the Peace Circle.. The pupils learn about seven core values such as respect, honesty, inclusion and integrity and how they are applied to real life situations.
Roots of Empathy
Roots of Empathy is taught in 2nd class. Founded in Canada, this program involves bringing a parent and an infant into a classroom to teach children emotional literacy and to understand the needs and actions of others.
We practice mindfulness daily as a healthy habit and a good way to give our brain breaks and to regulate.
To help with our practice we ring our Tibetan Bell throughout the day to remind ourselves to 'Just Breathe'.
We Are a Telling School
We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying and to that end we have an important motto: 'We Are A Telling School' We encourage pupils to not be 'Innocent Bystanders'.
Friends for Life
Several of our teachers are trained in the Friends for Life program. The ‘FRIENDS for Life’ programme is a school-based positive mental health programme. The World Health Organisation cites ‘FRIENDS for Life’ as the only evidence-based programme effective at all levels of intervention for anxiety in children. The programme helps students to develop effective strategies to deal with worry, stress and change and teaches the skills required to reduce anxiety and promote resilience.