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Year 11 Wellbeing Day

On Monday 9 May, the Year 11 students took part in a Wellbeing Day, which was especially designed to address challenges common amongst Year 11 students as they transition to Senior School learning.

The students heard from a selection of Old Concordians about what “success” means to them, and the different routes they had taken to find their own version of success. The students then attended two workshops presented by Sam Ghamrawi of Sekseed Projects. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Sam covered topics such as setting oneself up for success, and motivation and time management. The students then had the opportunity to reflect upon what they had learnt during a goal setting session with their Home Class teachers.

Following a presentation on the importance of practising gratitude for our mental wellbeing, the students had the opportunity to take part in a range of elective opportunities designed to provide them with a sense of community connection, enjoyment and relaxation. Activities ranged from netball and weights training to multi-media portraits, yoga, mindfulness, board games, working with the Receptions and Year 1s, and the creation of a College butterfly garden. The activities were well received and provided the students with a valuable opportunity to connect with peers and staff in a relaxed environment.

Thank you very much to the staff from both campuses who facilitated the various sessions, and to the students for engaging in the day with positivity and enthusiasm.

Daniel Wood
Senior School Leader

Maria Chiarolli
Senior School Counsellor

Catherine Johnson
Researcher in Residence