Oakhill Drive Public School hosts Well Being Wednesday

Girls at Heart: Oakhill Drive Public School pupils Nilan, Umica, Jemima, Tia, Jasmine, Sophie, Emily and Kate with their positive pandas.
Girls at Heart: Oakhill Drive Public School pupils Nilan, Umica, Jemima, Tia, Jasmine, Sophie, Emily and Kate with their positive pandas.

Feelings of well being are fundamental to the overall health of staff and students at Oakhill Drive Public School. 

The school held it’s first Wellbeing Wednesday on December 6 which aimed to support good health in all members of the school community.

Deputy principal Helen Paris said wellbeing is at the heart of everything they do at the Castle Hill school.

“Our goal is to teach students lifelong skills to enable them to be positive and resilient so that they can succeed, connect and thrive throughout their lives,” she said. 

The pupils participated in activities including a wellbeing superhero design competition and creating wellbeing spectacles. 

“Pupils also wrote messages about gratitude, kindness and resilience on a positive panda which they placed in a heart shape on the lawn,” Mrs Paris said.

“Parents loved reading the children’s messages at the end of the day.”

The children also participated in physical wellbeing activities on the day including skipping, strength exercises and ball games all aimed at increasing fitness levels, resilience and the skills needed to work together.  The day ended with year 5 pupils presenting raps to the school assembly as a summary of their learning.

“It was a great day and demonstrated the wonderful impact that this positive culture is having throughout the school,” Mrs Paris said. 

The now annual event was incorporated after staff participated in professional development about positive education. 

This story Succeed, connect and thrive first appeared on Hills News.

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