Calendar 2020

Dec
04
07:00PM 04 December
Parents & Friends Picnic...
Dec
04
08:30PM 04 December
Scotch Film Fest
Feb
09
09:15AM 09 February
Week 3
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W3...
Feb
18
09:15AM 18 February
Week 4
Junior School Tour (T1W04 2021)
Feb
25
09:00AM 25 February
Week 5
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Mar
03
09:15AM 03 March
Week 6
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W6...
Mar
13
05:00PM 13 March
The Twilight Edition
Solitaire Automotive Presents One...
Mar
16
09:15AM 16 March
Week 8
Junior School Tour (T1W08 2021)
Mar
23
09:00AM 23 March
Week 9
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Mar
25
09:15AM 25 March
Week 9
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W9...
Show Upcoming events from

Growing With Gratitude – Creating a Wellbeing Foundation

News

1 September 2017

Growing With Gratitude – Creating a Wellbeing Foundation

Growing With Gratitude – Creating a Wellbeing Foundation

Teaching our students the attitudes and skills that will cultivate and develop their wellbeing is important from an early age. To this effect, it is exciting to see our Reception to Year 3 students participate in the Growing With Gratitude program throughout Terms 3 and 4.

In Week 5 – we started the program with a dynamic and engaging launch, where students were treated to a special assembly and subsequent skills session with the Adelaide Crows Community Programs group. Along with Claude the Crow – students learned how they could enact the ‘5 Habits of Happiness’ in their daily lives. It was impressive to see the 100% engagement in the content and I have heard that many students talked about the assembly for a long time after!

Namely, the 5 habits encompass the following domains:

  1. Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
  2. Performing Acts of Kindness
  3. Engaging in Positive Reflection
  4. Look for opportunities to be a Wellbeing Warrior
  5. Participate in Operation Home Service

I know many parents are particularly excited about Habit #5 – which is exactly as it sounds! Each habit has an extensive body of research underpinning the program’s lesson content, which is perfectly tailored for students in the Junior Primary years.

In addition to the student assembly, a parent night was held to explain the theory and intentions for students in the classroom and at home. Ash Manuel, the program founder shared his vision and passion for Wellbeing, outlining the impact this program can have. It was a delight to hear thoughtful parent questions and positive reflections on the early stages of the program’s introduction.

The program is a targeted and specific Wellbeing initiative that has been embedded into our Health and Personal Development courses. The skills can be built on throughout the week, as quick, fun energising activities can be inserted as a brain break or energiser. Indeed, parents can even play at home with the Gratitude Wheel – click this link to take it for a spin!

Parents can view an overview of the 5 habits, as explained by AFL and AFLW players at this link. An overview of the program can be found at: https://www.growingwithgratitude.com.au, by contacting your classroom teacher or myself on the details below.

Shawn Kasbergen
Director of Student Wellbeing
Skasbergen@scotch.sa.edu.au