Director of Student Wellbeing-Mrs Angela Sole
PROSPERing at NEGS
A warm welcome to all 2018 students and families. All students have spent time with their Year Advisors and Tutors to commence the embracing care and attention that your daughter receives at NEGS. Our whole school Wellbeing Program is built on the tenets of Positive Psychology established by renown psychologist Dr Martin Seligman. We also have the privilege of our teachers having been trained in “PROSPER” by Dr Toni Noble who is an Australian educator dedicated to embedding the principles of student wellbeing in schools.
PROSPER is an acronym for:
Encouraging Prosperity P
Building Relationships R
Facilitating Outcomes O
Focusing on Strengths S
Fostering a Sense of Purpose P
Enhancing Engagement E
Teaching Resilience R
One of the first activities that in which students participate is discovering their individual Character Strengths. I invite all parents and families to visit this website to discover your Character Strengths too, and how to build on these strengths: https://www.viacharacter.org/www/
Preparation for Studying Efficiently and Effectively
Our year starts off with Elevate Education presenting Study Skills Sessions for all years 7-12 students on Monday 5th January. Throughout the year students additionally cover methods of revision, note-taking, time management skills and souring the best mnemonic techniques for their individual learning styles. Our girls are assisted by their classroom teachers, Tutors, Year Advisors and prep teachers.
The Elevate Education presentations for 2018:
Year 7 Study Skills Kick Start
Year 8 &9 Memory Mnemonics
Year 10 Study Sensei
Year 11 Student Elevation
Year 12 Ace Your Exams
Please contact your daughter’s Year Advisor for a copy of the workbooks that each student will receive. A cost of $12.00 for the sessions will be charged to your account.
Student Wellbeing Webinars for parents – Semester 1 Series
Provided for all Australian independent schools by AISNSW & ISQ
The Parent Webinar Program continues in 2018 with a Semester 1 series of three webinars. The webinars are free for parents, involve no registrations and are presented by high profile practitioners and academics. Parents just access the supplied address (URL) at the date and start time advertised (usually 7.30 to 8.15PM) on a week night.
The Semester 1 program: Parent Webinar – 13 It’s time we talked AGAIN: Pornography, young people and sexuality today 01/03/2018 <detail here> Parent Webinar 14 Adolescent Sleep and Well Being 17/05/2018 <detail here> Parent Webinar 15 Mental Fitness for Families 06/06/2018 <detail here>
A PDF program of the series can be accessed and used by your school to distribute to parents. Find it <here>. It has an overview of the program, description and links of the three upcoming webinars and the recording links of past sessions.