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THE RESILIENCE PROJECT
The parents and staff of St Anthony’s School were very privileged to have Mr Martin Heppell share his knowledge and personal experiences on how to teach positive mental health strategies. His delivery of the information throughout the night made us all think deeply on how we can work together, to have a positive impact on our children, so that they can develop to be resilient adults in today’s ever changing world. The messages were simple but powerful. Students need to experience strategies to support their own resilience and emotional and mental health.
There was a great deal of information, statistics and data that was delivered to us and perhaps for me the main parts that I would like to share with you as having an impact are as follows:
The Resilience Project focuses on three key concepts of:
- Empathy/ Kindness
Taking control of our emotions:
Three activities influence the strength of our emotions: Music, Exercise and laughter
- What was the best thing that happened to me today?
- Who am I most grateful for today and why?
- What am I looking forward to most about tomorrow?
- Replacing face to face contact with family and friends with messages on social media, emails or text messages could double our risk of depression.
- People who make contact with family and friends at least 3 times a week had the lowest level of depressive symptoms. University of Michigan
More information can be found:
- Instagram The resilienceproject
Professional Learning for staff is an ongoing privilege as this provides opportunities to learn from experts and share their new found information with colleagues. Staff take part in professional learning at school through meetings held at school or those outsourced by professional in educational contexts. There is also the external learning that is taken as part of Higher Educational Courses at a university standard. This study is usually taken whilst also working in school settings.
It is with great gratitude and pride that I announce and congratulate the following staff members who have successfully completed their studies in their specialised areas of work:
Ms Peta Overbury
Master of Education (Applied School Psychology)
Mrs Lauren Maidment
Master of Learning Intervention Specific Learning Difficulties – The University of Melbourne
They are able to bring their expertise to our school and share their knowledge as they work with our staff and in particular our students.
The children have been prasticising and the events are planned. Parents and family members are invited to attend the combined campuses Athletics Day this Tuesday 30 July at Duncan McKinnon Reserve Murrumbeena.
St Anthony’s Campuses, Glen Huntly and Caulfield, will have a Curriculum Day on Friday 9 August which will result in each campus being closed for the day. This will allow the staff to come together for professional learning with a focus on Mathematics.
Out of School Care will be available for all parents who require it at the Glen Huntly Campus from 7.00am until 6.00pm. Parents who will be requiring the facility please contact Youth Leadership Victoria on 0402 347432 and advise them. Caulfield parents will need to complete the enrolment form which is on their website www.ylv.com.au or ask for a form at the Caulfield Campus Office.
The enthusiasm and passion of our Football and Soccer Teams have been outstanding and it has been fantastic to see how the Years 5 & 6 students from both campuses have jelled together to present a solid front of collegiality in their expertise. The winning of the Holt Zone Grand Finals enabled them to take part in the next level competition. Well done on their efforts and team spirit.
EARN AND LEARN
Thank you to the families and friends who participated in this event. The sheets have been submitted to Woolworths. Now we wait to see what educational games and activities each campus can select from all the points collected and counted.
AFTER SCHOOL PROTOCOL
Student safety is always paramount with children on school grounds. I would like to reiterate that all children attending OSHC are to go directly to the program and remain the classroom so that they can be marked as being in attendance.
A request has been made by the program leaders that if your child is to attend the program after school, that you please notify the school office before the end of the day.
Any child left on school grounds after 3.45pm must be supervised by their parents. Thank you.