Daily Bulletin – Friday 7 February

Childrens’ Mental Health Awareness Week

‘Its ok not to be ok’: It’s normal to experience ups and downs as we move through life.

You or a friend may be experiencing difficulties from time to time but there are lots of things you can do to help those around you:

• Check in

• Listen and don’t judge

• Treat them in the same way

• Ask Twice

However, if you are experiencing regular emotions that are stopping you from flourishing and enjoying life then please talk to someone.

Please check out the information slide on the plasma screen today.

Daily Bulletin Thursday 6 February

Childrens’ Mental Health Awareness Week

How to promote good wellbeing and mental health:

o        Participate in regular exercise

o        Eat a balanced diet

o        Aim to get 8 – 10 hours sleep each night

o        Socialise with friends and family

o        Spend time doing something you enjoy

o        Talk to someone about your feelings

Remember: Guidance staff and mental health first aiders are available in school if you need to talk!

 

Daily Bulletin Wednesday 5 February

Children’ Mental Health Awareness Week

Schools Sit Together for Children’s Mental Health Week 2020.

Today at 12pm the Mindfulness in Schools Project are encouraging schools across the world to join in with a mindful 10-minute sit to raise awareness of the need for young people to develop skills to support their own wellbeing, both inside and out. Your participation in this will be at your teacher’s discretion but you can also do this independently in your own time by following these links:

You can use a free audio download of one of the MiSP .b practices:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gucreqc8xoj3u5n/AABtU-7SDzI3xXgSAKB9VRVpa?dl=0

You can use the ‘Playing Attention’ animation below to guide the sit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgXZW6Xqokw&feature=emb_title

Lunchtime today: please come and find out more about anxiety, depression, self-harm and eating disorders at our lunchtime drop in information event outside the theatre 1.30 – 2.00pm.

MVP Mentors will be available for any S1/S2 pupil who wish to see them about any matter in D0-67 every Thursday lunchtime starting from 6th February.

Watersports trip 2020: All those who have handed in consent forms and deposits now have a place on the trip.  There will be a meeting arranged to confirm next week.  We still have a few places for pupils in S1-S3 and would love to fill them, if you would like to find out more, or pick up a letter, please see Mrs Williams, Mrs Rae or Mr Scott.

Scotland’s Climate Champions: Could all pupils working on entries for the Scotland’s Climate Champions competition please have a digital version of their work to either Mrs Cameron or Mrs Rees-Jenkins by end of day Thursday 6th February. Please see Mrs Cameron if you have any questions.

Daily Bulletin – Tuesday 4 February

Childrens’ Mental Health Awareness Week

Life often throws challenges our way and 1 in 5 young people experience a mental illness.

Bravery is about:

Finding positive ways to deal with things that might be difficult

Overcoming physical and mental challenges

Looking after yourself.

Look at the positive quotes that are displayed on the plasma screens today and remember

‘when you can’t control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what’s happening.’

All pupils – Numeracy Ambassadors:  We are looking to recruit a group of pupils to act as Numeracy Ambassadors around the school.  This will involve meeting once a week to plan and carry out activities to help pupils across the school develop their numeracy skills. It is open to any year group, and it does not matter which maths class you are in – anyone and everyone can get involved.  If you want to find out more, come to a meeting in Mrs Mathewson’s maths classroom (C1-37) today, Tuesday 4th February at 1.30 to find out more.