14 Mar 2019 |

Student Wellbeing Program - Week 7

Student Wellbeing Program - Week 7

During Week 7 the students are building positive engagement and creating brain patterns for learning by setting up a dedicated study area in their home.

Each week the activities feature a resilience builder focusing on emotions and feelings relevant to the weekly wellbeing elements.

The Character Strength for Week 7 is exploring ways to show perseverance - persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Key Year Level focus for the week will be:

Year 7: Home Learning Patterns

Learning in the same place every night at home, creates patterns for your brain to make getting started easier. It also puts you in charge of your feelings, which is an important resilience skill to develop. Aim to make your home learning area neat, quiet, colourful, well lit, cool and comfortable. Be well organised with pens, rulers, paper and a computer, but not at the kitchen table and without distractions such as the television.

Year 8: Home Brain Patterning

Your brain thrives on looking for patterns and regularly using a home learning area will create patterns for it, this will make getting started much easier. Set up an area with good lighting but not bright lights as this can stress your eyes, comfortable seating, cool and well-ventilated, quiet and away from television, neat and tidy and colourful posters of your goals as colours stimulate your brain.

Year 9: Home Brain Patterns

By creating and using a particular area to study at home, you are building strong positive patterns of behaviour for your brain and making your deliberate practice more effective. Your effort is multiplied and your engagement and attention are broadened. Set up an area with good lighting but not bright lights as this can stress your eyes, comfortable seating, cool and well-ventilated, quiet and away from television, neat and tidy and colourful posters of your goals as colours stimulate your brain. Avoid studying in bed, your brain relates bed to sleep.

It is hard to believe that we are already more than half way through the first term! Each week a ‘wellbeing element’ is the focus across the whole school, however the actual wellbeing activities are age appropriate and different for each Year Level.

We encourage you to learn more about the weekly activities and talk to your child about them.