On behalf of the Health Learning Area we take this opportunity to remind families that holidays should be a time for some rest. We very quickly forget how tiring the term can be, especially one in what can only be described as an unforgettable and unusual. 


Here are a few suggestions that we recommend our students take on board to recharge for the term ahead:

  • Get extra sleep as research suggests that teenagers require nine to ten hours of sleep every night;
  • Turn the phone off. Limit the time you ‘chat’ to people on line and aim to visit and chat face-to-face, if possible;
  • Go for a walk and get some vital vitamin D.  It is not only essential to maintain the health of bones and teeth but also supports the health of the immune system, brain, nervous system, lung function and cardiovascular health;
  • Read a book, not just a textbook but one for pleasure.

 Have a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing everyone next term.


Susan Wilken and the Health Learning Area Team