Welcome to Wellbeing Week
Week Six every term at St Thomas is Wellbeing Week. During the week we have a number of initiatives to support student and staff wellbeing. Students enjoy a homework free week, however we do expect children to complete their daily reading. Our year 6 leaders design activities for the students to participate in at recess and lunch. During class students are often provided additional time for meditative prayer or mindful colouring.
As a parent you want your child to be safe and happy throughout their time at school, and beyond. Parents play a central role in laying the foundations for the wellbeing of their children. Helping your child grow and develop their emotional, social and physical skills can be exciting and sometimes challenging.
Wellbeing is also supported by good nutrition. We encourage you to make healthy choices when packing your child’s lunch box. A healthy lunch keeps active kids alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need every day. Choose from a variety of food types: fruit and vegetables, starchy food, protein and dairy.
It is important to limit snacks that are high in sugar or saturated fats – such as chips, muffins and sweet biscuits. These ‘extra foods’ should only be offered occasionally and best saved for special occasions outside of school.
A reminder that we are a lolly free school and children should not share their food with others.