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Wellbeing Week

posted 27 Aug 2017, 04:50 by Michelle Virgona
Wellbeing is something we all strive to attain. In our busy lives we need to take the time and ask ourselves, ‘What is most important?’ It is not winning that all important soccer or netball match or scoring that great mark as part of a school project. It is not worrying about what we look like in certain types of clothing or even what other people think of us when we don’t meet their expectations.

It is thinking about those grateful moments that we share with family and friends which highlight the basic needs and core values of life including love, compassion, support, hope, respect and appreciation.

In light of our Gratitude Project and the wellbeing of ourselves, our children and our families, we would like to announce that Week 7 will be considered as ‘Wellbeing Week’. To instigate this initiative we are taking small steps by announcing this week will be a homework free week.

This means more time to hopefully enjoy each other’s company and really connect as a family considering those grateful times in life. As a parent you play an active role in promoting the wellbeing of your child, therefore we ask that you use this week to promote mindfulness and being present to the moment. Discussing how we can be mindful to life “can be developed through formal sitting meditation practices, or through informal everyday mindfulness activities that use the senses to anchor the attention: such as mindful walking, listening to music, eating or conversation. Mindfulness is a clinically proven tool to support wellbeing and mental health by reducing stress and allowing life to be experienced more fully” (Kids Matter, Mindfulness for Children).