HeadLines, 27 January 2023
We kickstarted our week with our Luna or Chinese New Year celebrations. Kindergarten and the PrePrep Choir shared their learning, whilst Mr Stacey told us about the character qualities of the Year of the Rabbit. Thank you and well done everyone, especially to Kindergarten, who without hesitation spoke out to the whole school. The days that follow will see members of our community and beyond celebrate with family events. The Lunar New Year brings families and communities together, and with it the message of good luck, happiness, and hope for the year to come – so we wish you all 新年快乐 / 新年快樂 (Xīnnián kuàilè).
Human beings thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing, and our survival. When we have healthy connections – with family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections are not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health. For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding, and meaningful ways. ‘Let’s Connect’ is about making meaningful connections for all, during Children’s Mental Health Week – and beyond.
We had our third Focus Day in the Prep School on Monday and saw amazing activities, including Year 6’s Victoria classrooms, and Year 7 & 8’s chocolate advertising campaign. What was completely incredible was Middle School’s production rehearsals. Seeing our forthcoming play come together is very exciting and it is wonderful to watch pupils working together as a team, backstage and on stage.
A tremendous assembly from 3A this morning, well done to everyone.