Wellbeing at St Thomas

The final days of the school year are filled with a variety of emotions, often including sense of excitement about the upcoming holidays, a sense of sadness of the door closing on another chapter, and an a sense of uncertainty about the future. As we enter into our next 7 days together as a school community, I have encouraged our students to approach each day with a sense of gratitude. At assembly this week, all of our students were asked to begin the week by reflecting on the following:

  • What are 3 things you are grateful for?

  • What are 2 things you are looking forward to this week?

  • What is 1 thing you will commit to do for someone else this week?

It was my hope that these simple questions woul​d reframe our students' thinking as they approached the final weeks of the year.

The Resilience Project

This practise above goes hand-in-hand with the key elements of The Resilience Project, who we have excitedly announced our partnership with for next year. As outlined in an email to all families last Friday, from 2024 we will be partnering with The Resilience Project to run their School Wellbeing Program at St Thomas’. This exciting initiative, which has been generously co-funded by our P&F, aims to teach and support positive wellbeing and mental health in the classroom and across our entire school community.

During Term 1, we will explore the program pillars of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy in more depth through a parent information session. In the meantime, you may like to view this video which gives a great overview of The Resilience Project (TRP).