Secret Harbour Primary School starts mindfulness program

Year 4's Clockwise - Jamie Woung (Yellow), Chelsea Richardson, Ryan Dunn, Evelyn Norman & Chloe Harrison Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d482618
Year 4's Clockwise - Jamie Woung (Yellow), Chelsea Richardson, Ryan Dunn, Evelyn Norman & Chloe Harrison Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d482618

SECRET Harbour Primary School students are learning resilience through mindfulness.

In an Australia first, a mindfulness program has been incorporated into the curriculum of some local schools.

Smiling Mind chief executive Addie Wootten said mindfulness helps students develop the skills that promote better mental health and school engagement, as well as foundational skills of attention and concentration.

“Not only are these skills essential for learning but they prepare our children to better manage with work-life challenges in the future,” he said.

Mr Wootten said practicing mindfulness helped students engage more with school and improved mental health.

Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation that provides resources to teachers to teach personal and social capabilities in the classroom as part of the Australian National Curriculum.

Visit www.smilingmind.com.au/the-mindfulness-curriculum

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