Courage and Determination
Covid19 has brought us many challenges this year, and at Berwick Grammar we have used our wellbeing themes to start conversations about the kind of habits, mindsets and tools we can use to bolster our wellbeing during periods of challenge. In Term 2, we embraced Humour as a way to lighten the difficult load, sharing … Continued
A Focus on Mental Health
“Isolation has really been tough on Mental Health, and has strained many.. and so for that reason we would like to try and make the next couple of weeks a bit easier by putting an emphasis on Mental Health. This just so happens to coincide with World Mental Health Week which starts on Monday” – … Continued
Many Ways to be Mindful!
We have talked a lot about the need for mindfulness on The Wellbeing Hive, encouraging our community to take time to be mindful every day – it is one of our daily habits we have been promoting. We also recently wrote about the benefits of quiet – on the brain and on your wellbeing. There … Continued
Supporting Your Child’s Return to School Again
The recent announcements from the State government gave us all the certainty we have been looking for in regards to students returning to school. Although I would argue we have all learnt many important lessons during the pandemic, the important role schools play in the lives of our children has never been clearer. Schools are … Continued
The Social Dilemma
Like many of you no doubt, I watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix recently – and it tied in well with many of our recent Wellbeing Hive articles that addressed issues around technology, including one on gaming and one on the constant distraction our phones provide. But while both of these articles look at the … Continued
In A World of Distraction, Why Do We Need Quiet?
Of all the challenges of lockdown, the lack of quiet has been the greatest for me. As an introvert who enjoys quiet pursuits like reading, a noisy household and constant input and work on my computer has driven me mildly insane. My personal need for quiet and times without constant input has been one of … Continued
Understanding Your Child’s Gaming
Please note that much of the good advice in this article is informed by Manoush Zomorodi’s book, Bored and Brilliant. A recent article we published looked at bad habits, including spending too much time gaming – which met a need for status and accomplishment – a genuine human need. It referenced the work on … Continued
Confronting Our Negativity Bias
Recently I made a post on LinkedIn that sparked a lot of conversation – and serious debate. Many people took me up on the content of the post. But I was just referencing a known fact from science, and in fact quoting Dr Paige Williams’ book AntiFragile Leadership – because I thought it was a … Continued
Managing The Constant Distraction…
It is a difficult year to be in Year 12 – and we have covered this from many angles on the Wellbeing Hive, including dealing with uncertainty, and with the many rites of passage these students have missed out on. But how about the challenges of studying at home? Our Year 12 Students have been … Continued
Holidays in Lockdown
I have to admit that last Sunday was a difficult day. I’d finished all my work the day before, so it should have been a good day to relax and spend time with family… but all day I found it hard to get motivated. I was tired and wanted to sleep. I couldn’t decide what … Continued
What Do Our Girls Need Right Now?
Connection looks and sounds different for every girl, depending on their personality, interests and values (among many other factors); however, we know that effective connection occurs when they feel supported, encouraged and have a sense of meaning and purpose. What we also know is that some personalities need social connection more frequently than others; the … Continued
Fear as a Sign You Care?
On our screen free day recently, I promised my students I would spend some time reading a book I had seen recommended over and over again – The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Pressfield is a writer who wants to encourage other artists of all kinds to do what it takes to be successful … Continued