Living Well in 2020

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For 2020, year groups will specifically focus on areas designed and targeted to collectively grow the individual and the year group community. Recently, Year 8s listened and engaged in online safety lead by ySafe, whilst our new Year 7 cohort were inducted into the College and enjoyed their camp over at Karem Adventure Camp.

Our first parent session for the year will also be with ySafe in the Maali Mia at 7:00pm on 25 February 2020. YSafe are an organisation which speaks specifically into digital safety. This parent session is extremely informative and relevant for all our parent community. Please feel free to view their website for more information

Further information will be provided. We invite you and members of the community to attend this session. Feedback from our 2019 parent community encouraged the value of a session like this to learn details of what is happening online with our youth and ways we as a College community can protect this space.

Please also remember to view our School TV, in particular the most recent video on moving to a new school.

Further to providing specific year group focus in our Living Well program, students are also encouraged to view the term calendar and join a range of past and new initiatives the College has put on offer for 2020. From Week 3 Term 1, numerous activities are available for our Middle and Senior School students. Please also feel free to offer suggestions and feedback.

For further information on our Living Well program, please feel free to view our website, ask your child or phone your child’s Mentor Teacher.

Please note that the calendar is subject to change throughout the term. For extracurricular items, please see the extracurricula calendar which will be published on SEQTA by the end of the week.

Wellbeing Weekly Calendar

Key – (P – Physical wellbeing, M – Menta wellbeing, S – Spiritual wellbeing)


Physical Wellbeing


Rolling for Health

Lead by:                  Ben Allsop (Head of Phys Ed)

Time:                       Friday before school

Location:                  Fitness Centre

Who:                        Open to all secondary students and staff

Benefits:                  Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. It can help relieve muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, and increase your joint range of motion.


Fitness Training          

Time:                       Every lunchtime

Location:                 Top of the gymnasium

Who:                        Open to all students and staff (permission is required through Phys Ed department)

Benefits:                  The Fitness Centre has a range of cardiovascular and strength training options. Great for beginners, intermediate and dedicated gym users. A central section has been left free for stretching, rolling or class use.


Circuit Training

Lead by:                   Aaron Croot

Time:                       Monday Lunchtime

Location:                  Fitness Centre

Who:                        Open to all students and staff

Benefits:                  A whole body workout in a boot camp style in the gym, targeting a high impact overall conditioning session.  Ideal training for anyone looking to improve fitness for sport or health.


Rehab in the Fitness Centre

Lead by:                  Self lead

Time:                       Before and after school by appointment, every lunch, during PE lessons when injury prevents normal activity

Location:                  Fitness Centre

Who:                        Open to all students and staff (an induction test of safe use is required)

Benefits:                  The Fitness Centre is a great location to conduct any rehab program outlined by a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, Strength and Conditioning Coach or for any student or staff member currently involved in an elite sporting program. The Fitness Centre is equipped with all the equipment needed to help conduct any rehab program.



Lead by:                  Marion Poynton (Pilates instructor)

Time:                       Thursday Lunch

Location:                  Conference room

Who:                        Open to all students and staff

Benefits:                  improved flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body). Balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body whilst enhancing muscular control of your back and limbs.


Strength and Conditioning

Lead by:                  Aaron Croot

Time:                       Tuesday before school

Location:                  Fitness Centre

Who:                        Open to all students and staff

Benefits:                  Strength and Conditioning is a whole-body workout for all the major muscle groups of your body. It will assist you with building lean muscle mass, rapid fat burning and increasing your bone density. Suitable for all fitness levels. 


Spiritual Wellbeing


Christian Union

Lead by:                   Chaplains

Time:                       Wednesday and Friday lunch time

Location:                  Conference Room

Who:                        Open to all students and staff

Benefits:                  The Swan Christian Union is a group of students on a mission to help students engage with Jesus at school. We come a range of churches and denominations across Perth, but we’re united by our love for Jesus and our desire to see everyone grow in their love for him. Whether you’ve known Jesus for years or are just starting to check him out, we’d love you to join us.


Justice League

Lead by:                   School Chaplain

Time:                       Friday Lunch time (fortnightly)

Location:                  Room N10

Who:                        All Students

Benefits:                  A great opportunity to build connections with peers and staff who have a common interest and heart for our community. Group projects and community initiatives will be the focus of 2020.


Corporate Worship

Lead by:                   Head of Middle School

Time:                       Friday Period 1 (2 times per term)

Location:                  Maali Mia

Who:                        Years 7/8 and staff

Benefits:                  A great opportunity to sing, pray, read the bible and hear the bible taught.


Mental Wellbeing


Reflective Art

Lead by:                  Art Teacher 

Time:                       Friday Lunch

Location:                 Art Classroom

Who:                        Open to all students and staff

Benefits:                  An opportunity for students to work with the art teacher, peers or self. Students may wish to use this time for quiet reflective processes or simply to catch up on artwork. New media & techniques are demonstrated and available for exploration. Feel free to destress in a calm creative atmosphere.


Flexible Wellbeing Workshops

Lead by:                   College Psychologist and Chaplain

Time:                       Tuesday and Thursday Lunch (flexible sessions)

Location:                  TBC

Who:                        Open to all students and staff

Benefits:                  Stress and anxiety of peer groups, life, study and assessments are explored during weekly group sessions. Skills and strategies are identified and developed.


Chill Out Zone

Lead by:                   Student Support Coordinator

Time:                       Every Lunch

Location:                  N04

Who:                        Open to all students

Benefits:                  Each child enjoys different ways of doing school. Some kids love playing, others love reading, others like to be loud, whilst other like to be quiet. Chill Out Zone allows for a controlled environment where like students join together to do lunch slightly different. Playing games, reading, one on one talking and a controlled zone is offered for students who value this.


Parent Community


School TV

“It’s never been more challenging for parents to raise happy, healthy and resilient children. 
Like never before, parents need to be informed with clear, fact-based information on the many challenges faced by today’s youth. Topics such as youth anxiety, depression, self-harm, drug and alcohol use, cyberbullying and many others need clear explanation and guidance.

SchoolTV is a new ongoing resource that is now available to our parents. Each edition will address a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, parent quiz, recommended apps, books and much more. SchoolTV aggregates information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut, amongst others. SchoolTV provides a single stream of independent factual information that saves parents time and confusion of searching online across multiple sites for information.






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