Supporting Student Wellbeing - a Loop Breakfast Event
Wed 13 March, 7.30am - 9.00am
Come and join us for breakfast to hear about initiatives, programmes and ideas being tried by colleagues in Wellington schools to support Student Wellbeing. Hear about strategies that have made a difference, ask questions, discuss, learn from each other, be encouraged in your efforts, and take away some ideas to try in your own school.
At this session, we will hear from:
- David Cournane, Wellington College
The influence of positive psychology in the development of more resilient young people: how a strengths based approach to relationships, supported by an explicit focus on building gratitude, empathy and mindfulness, can develop a greater capacity to flourish in our young people.
- Tiffany Gross, Fulbright Scholar, VUW
With a focus on creating opportunities for student voice, hear about a teacher’s use of restorative justice teams, and other strategies to help students feel that they belong, and that what they say matters, regardless of their background.
- Bernard Beckett, Hutt Valley High School
Over the last two years the HVHS drama department has been trialing ways to make explicit the values of kindness, zest, hope, awareness and courage in its programme. This presentation will look at ways they’ve done this, what's worked and what hasn't, and where they hope to go from here.