Wellbeing at St Joseph's during Remote Learning

The wellbeing of our students, families and staff remains our priority at St Joseph's during remote learning. Please click below to find a link to our Wellbeing Website, as well as some key resources and supports.

It’s hard to comprehend the pace and scale of change we’ve experienced over the last few months. These are unprecedented times and students, families and staff have done an incredible job adapting to the many challenges the pandemic has presented. The health and safety of students and our broader community has always been front of mind, but we know it’s been tough.

As teachers, students and families work to cope with this ever-evolving situation, schools are putting a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing, bolstering their resilience and capacity to continue to learn.

Lockdown, remote learning and life under Covid-19 looks very different in each household in our community and each day presents new challenges. Please don't hesitate to pick up the phone or send an email to your child's teacher or any member of the leadership team to ask for help, or even just for an ear to listen. We may be apart, but we're always together.

We have created a school website for Wellbeing for our students to access over this period of remote learning. On the site are ideas, activities and articles to help students stay cool, calm and connected. The link can be found here.

Wellbeing activities and conversation starters for parents.

There are a range of activities that will help build and maintain your child’s wellbeing during Remote Learning. Most of them are short and require very few materials. The activities cover six key elements that are important to wellbeing. 

Six key elements that are important to wellbeing:

  1. Understanding emotions - Understanding emotions helps your child to understand themselves and other people
  2. Personal strengths - Help to build your child’s ability to recognise and understand positive qualities in themselves and others
  3. Positive coping - Provides opportunities for your child to discuss and learn different types of coping strategies
  4. Problem solving - Your child can develop their critical and creative thinking skills to explore different types of problems
  5. Stress management - Learn about different calming strategies to deal with stress.
  6. Help seeking - In these challenging times, it is important to normalise asking for help