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Wellbeing Matters

Thoughts, comments, ideas and pause for thought from members of our school and extended community.

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  • Leaving but not forgotten

    Published 01/07/22, by Angela Slater

    This week I have been on the Year 8 Bushfire camp.  A lot of fun, of course, and some worthy lessons. Especially fire building (very popular) and sharing a small space with others!

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  • Hopes and dreams, not expectations

    Published 23/06/22, by Teresa Ingram

    As summer awaits us, Matt Shroff looks ahead to his holidays with anticipation, but not expectation. 

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  • Just hang in there

    Published 15/06/22, by Teresa Ingram

    In this week's Wellbeing Matters, our Director of Wellbeing, Matt Shroff, looks at how the weather and amount of sleep can affect mood and decision-making. 

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  • A poem about stillness

    Published 09/06/22, by Teresa Ingram

    Read a beautiful poem about Stillness, ahead of our Year 5, 6 and 7 exams next week.

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  • Who's listening?

    Published 27/05/22, by Teresa Ingram

    One of the hardest things about being a teacher is pupils not listening.  Trying to get a class quiet and settled, or asking them to line up, or take turns, or issuing instructions - it can all be exasperating. 

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  • Finding a contemplative state

    Published 19/05/22, by Teresa Ingram

    Matt Shroff, our Director of Wellbeing, contemplates the power of walking allowing the time to connect with others, ourselves, and with our environment. 

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  • The importance of high quality feedback

    Published 12/05/22, by Teresa Ingram

    Discover the similarities between dogs and humans when it comes to giving feedback and how not all feedback is equal. 

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  • It's just not cricket, old chap!

    Published 05/05/22, by Teresa Ingram

    In his latest Wellbeing Matters, our Director of Wellbeing, Matt Shroff, explains why he feels cricket is the greatest of sports and why it can teach us so much about ourselves and the world we live in. 

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  • Bringing the SCARF programme to Pilgrims'

    Published 28/04/22, by Teresa Ingram

    SCARF stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship and is the backbone of the PSHEe programme in Reception through to Year 6 at Pilgrims’.  But what is it? Read on to find out. 

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  • The sound of music

    Published 31/03/22, by Teresa Ingram

    I have often wondered at the power of music to affect the human condition.  The universality of music and its appeal; the way it speaks deeply to so many people; how so many of us have a 'soundtrack' to our lives; I find all this fascinating.

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  • Creativity can lead to change

    Published 25/03/22, by Teresa Ingram

    In his latest article, Matt Shroff, considers the importance of creativity and how it can be the stepping stone to small but significant steps of change. 

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  • Well being Matters - Multiculturalism

    Published 18/03/22, by Angela Slater

    In his latest Wellbeing Matters article, Matt Shroff, our Director of Wellbeing, considers his own country when describing multiculturalism, and how we need to help our children understand the world that they will emerge into. 

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