Deputy Principal Report
May 28, 2021
by Deputy Principal, Mrs Elizabeth Ryan
As we again plunge into Remote learning, please keep in mind that there are a range of supports available should your son start showing signs of heightened levels of concern and anxiety as a result of the disruption to their school, sporting and social networks. These thoughts and feelings are normal and understandable. Below are some strategies that can be easily put in place to support your son.
Try to Maintain a Routine- Your teachers have made work available online, so set a timetable for yourself, which is similar to your usual school day.
Stay Connected – You have the ability to maintain contact with your peers now, more than ever before. Use social media to stay in touch. Set up video calls. Have ‘skype parties’. Get creative.
Use this time to connect with family. Remember those board games in the back of the cupboard, dust them off and make it competitive and fun.
Stay Active- Although your sports might be cancelled, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active at home. Walk the dog, kick a footy in the backyard with your little brother, challenge dad to a game of backyard cricket, learn some new dance moves or subscribe to a HIIT workout channel on YouTube.
Be Mindful- Be aware of how the situation in the world is affecting you. Recognise anxiety symptoms and talk about them. Access the College counselling services by emailing email@example.com or external mental health providers if you feel you need additional support. Try some mindful activities and meditations https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ https://www.headspace.com/ https://www.calm.com/