During week 1, Year 9 students attended a presentation on Identity by Red Frogs. They were educated and encouraged that who they are – their identity – has inherent worth and value. They also attended a workshop run by Toolbox. They were encouraged to address negative thoughts via a CBT activity. Toolbox used “phone apps” as an analogy that negative thoughts are like notifications from an app to their mind and they need to acknowledge it, challenge it and reframe it. This will be very useful in supporting Year 9 students throughout 2023 to challenge their negative thoughts.
The Year 10 students attended a presentation by Mr Jason Mann (Mental Health Practitioner). Jason encouraged students to change their relationship with stress and manage their negative thoughts in a useful way. It was very engaging and thought-provoking for the students – also asking students to come out of their comfort zone – including asking a student to sing in front of the whole cohort.
Welcome New Staff
On the Senior Campus, we have a new Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Ms Irine Sojan. Irine is a social worker who previously worked in a hospital. Irine joins Jason Mann (Mental Health Practitioner) who are available to support students with a range of concerns and provide advice to parents/carers.
Student Support and Resources Manager