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Committing to Wellbeing
As I look to the year ahead, I am reminded of the important work we have advanced at Crescent related to health and wellbeing. January is when we prioritize conversations and activities focused on being emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially well. In Home Forms and Mentor Groups, boys have been engaging in activities related to their mental health, stress management, and executive functioning. They’ve even spent time reducing their anxiety by having time with therapy dogs. I suspect that many of us use the new year to consider ways to improve the wellbeing dimensions in our own lives.
School social workers Jessica Furman and Alicia Versteegh
We all have mental health. We can’t see it, but it lives on a spectrum that impacts our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
There are times in our lives when mental health can feel really hard to manage on our own. It is during these times that we must lean into our relationships and support systems. At Crescent School, social workers Jessica Furman and Alicia Versteegh support a robust wellbeing program in aid of students, families, and staff. During Mental Health Awareness Month, we try to normalize mental health conversations to reduce stigma and feelings of shame that can sometimes get in the way of reaching out for help when we need it.
E-portfolios can capture students’ experiences in the classroom, help develop their learning skills and allow them to take ownership of their learning experience. These are the Grade 9 Portfolio Project findings from a series of CCBE workshops run by Trish Cislak, Head of Libraries and Research at Crescent, and Upper School learning support specialist Rob Messenger.