Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Our students have been running their own "Wake up the brain" yoga sessions. They have enjoyed the Cosmic Kids Yoga sessions. You can access them: https://sites.google.com/a/worserbay.school.nz/matarikiwbs/morning-wake-up/yoga

Speaking of Wellbeing and Positive Education, here is a note from last week's newsletter: 

Student Wellbeing Parent Workshop - Tues 22 August
Our Student Wellbeing Parent Workshop is coming up fast on Tuesday 22 August at 6.45pm.

Student wellbeing, or actually wellbeing in general, is being talked about, written about, thought about wherever we turn. Wanting our children to grow up resilient, adaptable, open to new experiences and feeling good and doing good has to be something we all want. It's not just a grab bag of feel good 'stuff' - there is a science behind this.

Eighteen months ago we introduced what is known as Positive Education. “Positive Education is the bringing together of the science of wellbeing with best-practice teaching to enable individuals to thrive.” We are looking forward to sharing a bit of background, the model we use and some of the outcomes we have had with you on the 22nd.

We will hear first hand from some children, get to experience some of the activities and a couple of our parents will also be linking this with life outside school. Plus, Board members will introduce you to our Online School Policy site 'Schooldocs', many of which link in some shape or form to student wellbeing.

I'm sure you will have plenty to contribute to the discussion. It's a great chance to chat about what you do at home already in this sphere and also learn from others. That's what a community is all about. Let's grow and work together to build a strong foundation where our children can flourish.

We aren’t making a choice between wellbeing or academic pursuits as there isn’t a choice to be made!

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