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Fallow Week at SJA

posted 8 Sep 2019, 22:40 by Jackson Ginty

In week 6 of each term, we celebrate Fallow Week as a whole school. A week which aims to reduce stress and allow families to focus on their well being.


We as a school we recognise that each family have their own unique and busy schedules. Fallow week serves to provide relief from homework and other school-related deadlines. Alternatively, activities are designed to introduce the concept of mental health to students and provide opportunities to reconnect with loved ones.


It also serves as an excellent ‘excuse’ for our community to slow down, reflect and focus on the well being of our students, staff and their families. It's a chance to ask our friends and family “Are you okay?”


This term we invited a mental health educator to the school as part of this initiative. Our educator, Paul ran a Wellbeing incursion titled ‘Great Mates’ for all of our students K-6. This experience taught students about friendship, family and showing empathy to others. Classroom experiences followed and were designed to allow children to discover aspects of their own mental health as well as the mental health of others.


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Jackson Ginty,
8 Sep 2019, 22:40
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Jackson Ginty,
8 Sep 2019, 22:40
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