Wellbeing

Measuring Wellbeing | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Measuring Wellbeing: Current & Future Direction What you measure affects what you do. If you don’t measure the right thing, you don’t do the right thing – Joseph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.   While this may be a quote from an economist it is pertinent in all realms of life.  As […]

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Three Positive Psychology Based Tips for Dealing with Uncertain/Stressful Times | Parent Wellbeing Blog

It has been truly wonderful to welcome back many students in person on the College campus at the start of this new Term. While familiar COVID-19 related challenges continue to test our resolve, the College is taking all the precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the community. The ongoing testing, contact tracing, and switching […]

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Get Outdoors | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Get outdoors to get out of your comfort zone I love the outdoors. Collectively, it’s the place where I’ve had the most fun, taken the most risks, challenged myself the furthest, met the best people and had the most incredible adventures. Simultaneously, it’s the place where I’ve been the most miserable, felt my most uncomfortable, […]

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Building Resilience and Growth Mindset | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Just like the business and professional worlds, education has its buzzwords and its trends. While some of these are valuable and enduring, quite a few aren’t. I feel that ‘Resilience’ and ‘Growth Mindset’ are vital in the work that schools do. I hope you will agree with me. Before we decide if ‘resilience’ and ‘growth […]

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Thankfulness | Parent Wellbeing Blog

There are many days in our calendar that prompt us to remember things; no matter what our background, culture, beliefs, country of birth is. I say ‘remind us’ because it should be exactly that. We always say be loving to your spouse or partner every day, not just Valentine’s Day. Show love, kindness and respect […]

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Does Goal Setting & Purposeful Goals Lead to Purposeful Practice?

The art of goal setting will always revert back to the identification of a desire, target or wish to achieve something across multiple aspects of an individual’s life. Whether it is losing weight, learning a new skill or simply walking more steps each day, each goal is always unique to the individual. Lifestyle, values and […]

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Quirky Ideas as Positive Contributors

When lockdown began in March 2020, the prep school came up with the idea to ask for volunteers to set a daily challenge for other staff. As we were restricted in our movements and socialising opportunities, this was a lovely way to engage people, get creative and share. Challenges varied with art, cooking, poetry, quizzes […]

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Managing my Chimp | Parent Wellbeing Blog

Managing my Chimp – Understanding and managing emotions, thinking and behaviour for children and adults. Schools are wonderful places with a buzz of excitement and an energy that can’t be quite replicated. They are a melting pot of children, families and staff whose collective priority is the wellbeing and education of children. During the school […]

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