Muswellbrook minds its minds

St James’ Primary School, Muswellbrook, strives to help our teachers, students and parent community thrive and flourish. Current statistics show that Weeks 5, 6 and 7 of each term is the time where many students and staff become sick and mentally and physically run down.

With the current state of our world, prioritising our mental health is of a greater importance than ever.  

Each term, one whole week is marked in the calendar as Wellbeing Week. During this week, we aim to make wellbeing visible, highlighting its importance. This is a time for us to discuss mental wellbeing and promote the importance of looking after our minds, as well as our bodies. In Term 3, Wellbeing Week was held in Week 5 – and what fun it was. From lunchtime discos, to wacky outfits, the vibe was positive across the entire school all week.  
Check out the amazing timetable of activities we had happening during Wellbeing Week at SJM.  

A special shout out must go to all teachers who offered to run an activity in their classroom during their lunch break. Thank you for fostering the wellbeing of our students.  

To help promote wellbeing within our staff, no meetingare held after school. Staff are encouraged to leave work a little earlier than usual – hopefully providing them with time to spend with their families, undertake some physical activity, grab a coffee, or just relax. During Wellbeing Week, we also hold a staff lunch called Food for the Soul. This term, we supported a local Muswellbrook takeaway shop and ordered lunch in.  
One of the highlights of Wellbeing Week this term was Wacky Wednesday. Its aim is to spread a message that not everyone is perfect, and sometimes we can all feel a little wacky and out of sort – it’s totally normalOn the day, students and staff completely embraced their wacky side, coming dressed in all sorts of mismatched and unusual fashion. We saw sport spots on stripes, crazy socks, pyjamas, funky hats and glasses  anything went really. Mr Moon was even mixing things up on morning car duty on Wednesday, flipping a coin for the chance for parents to win a free coffee voucher at McDonalds. Smiles and laughter were certainly contagious at SJM on Wednesday, and across the whole week. 

To find out more about St James, Muswellbrook or to enrol your child, please click here.  

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