Chaplaincy and Wellbeing

Wellbeing Program Offer - Live More Project

 

As part of enhancing positive wellbeing within the school community, the Wellbeing team invite you to join the ELIA Wellness Live More Project, designed by Dr Darren Morton of Avondale University College.  The Live More Project delivers guiding principles to improve your health and wellness across seven areas of wellness: emotionally, physically, socially, vocationally, intellectually, environmentally, and spiritually. 

 

The 10-week program involves completing a wellness survey, watching short videos, participating in regular challenges and a 30-minute weekly zoom chat with a facilitator from our school community.  After the program is completed, you will continue to have access to all the content, challenges, and wellness reports.

 

This program is offered free of charge (usually offered for $75 per person) to parents, staff and senior secondary students until Tuesday, 30th of June.  To register your interest, please complete this Google Form. Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in and set up your account. Follow the prompts in the email to commence your wellbeing program. 

 

We trust this program will be a great benefit to you and look forward to hearing your feedback about the program.

Wellbeing Corner

When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power is.

 

The world as we knew it may possibly never quite be the same. While many are still overcoming the effects of COVID-19, we find ourselves battling a new tragedy of social unrest. We in Australia seem to be the most fortunate in these times, yet fear appears to be on the rise. 

 

God has demonstrated throughout the Good Book that he cares for his people. This didn’t mean there was no suffering or pain, but 1 Peter 3:14 says, “But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.” Romans 8:38-39 emphasises the extraordinary nature of his love by stating that nothing can separate us from God’s love; not today’s fears or tomorrow’s worries.

 

 

I encourage you to spend time reading comforting words, talking to the people you care for and love, and especially remembering those in your community that may be fearful or feel marginalised at this time. With God as your refuge and strength, you have the power to respond and support every race, culture and community in need.

 

Please remember during this time, if you or your child needs emotional or spiritual support, you can reach out to us at wellbeing@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au. 

 

Delphine Schlegel

Primary and Secondary Wellbeing Coordinator - Officer Campus