Student Wellbeing

Remy’s Fresh Lemonade Fundraiser

I was very fortunate to be able to attend Remy’s fundraiser on Saturday and so pleased to see so many Galilee students and their parents supporting her wonderful event.

This is Remy’s second year in holding a fundraiser event to raise money to support research to find a cure for a disease which affects her brother Van. (www.vanwrightfoundation.org)

Last year, Remy’s Fresh Lemonade event raised $785, however this year she topped that by raising $1,962.00 with 100% of the money being donated to research to cure MECP2 duplication syndrome.

Congratulations Remy for an amazing effort.

 Friendship Groups  

Our focus this week was PERSONAL HEALTH - we learnt that is important to care for ourselves and to use strategies we have learnt to stay calm, centred and grounded.

 

We viewed the story: ‘The Little Engine That Could' which supported the change of mindset from ‘I can’t to I can’.

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The story gave the students the opportunity to talk about the times when they thought they could not do some activities e.g. maths, read, write, sport, swim, present to the class etc.

We role played situations where the students were unable to use a part of their body (eyes, arm, legs etc.) e.g. stand up from the floor without using their hands or arms etc.

We discussed how they felt knowing they had a missing part. We asked the questions:

What words were running through your head before the task?

How did you feel after you had tried to complete the task?

The students were asked to challenge themselves by drawing a picture with their eyes closed and to write their name in their non-preferred hand.

We then went on to experience some activities that they could use to calm themselves when they felt anxious or wanted quiet time e.g Mindful Meditation, GoNoodle - calming activities www.gonoodle.com, Mindfulness Colouring.

 

Our 45 minute Friendship Group session went very quickly and our students were able to return to their classes feeling calm, centred and grounded and with a mindset that if they use little steps and practise regularly, they can achieve their goals.

We hope you noticed this when you met them at dismissal 15 minutes later.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Julianne Price

Student Wellbeing /Student Services Leader

email: jprice@gsmelbournesth.catholic.edu.au