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Connecting with others - Weekly Wellbeing

Welcome to the Weekly Wellbeing Blog which brings you all the latest exciting developments in the new Wellbeing Curriculum over the last seven days at BIS HCMC.

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“Never underestimate the power of being with others, particularly in person. Feeling that you belong is essential for you to enjoy a healthy state of wellbeing.”

The importance of positive relationships shone through strongly in this week's Wellbeing lessons and the importance of knowing, understanding and connecting with others and the world around us. 

Our Year 9 students began the week by focusing on inequalities in the first of a series of lessons designed by our Global Goals team. Students considered what is meant by inequality, why they exist and why we should care about inequalities. As ever it led to some very interesting and thought-provoking discussions which we will build on in the coming weeks. 

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It was wonderful to see members of the Global Goals team conduct training for Year 9 Wellbeing teachers and Tutors at lunchtime on Tuesday and answer questions on how to deliver the lessons over the next four weeks. 

“It was an unusual yet rewarding experience as it is normally the teachers who explain things to us. This time we were in the position to explain our ideas and plans to the teachers. Overall, this was a great experience and a great opportunity for us to be able to lead an activity that will positively impact our school curriculum.” - Jung Min Oh, Year 11

Our Year 8 students focused on the positive emotions engendered by a ‘sense of belonging’ and its importance in good wellbeing. The students considered the importance of relationships and positive connections in establishing a safe, welcoming place for people. They were able to easily relate to this by considering their own experiences when they transitioned to the Secondary Campus from the Junior Campus or from further afield.  

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Positive relationships also underpinned the Year 11 lesson on ‘empathy and caring’ and the Year 7 lesson which introduced the idea of being an upstander, not a bystander, a message we develop on an ongoing basis through all year groups at BIS.

It was wonderful to see the positive relationships on show at this year's Teacher Big Draw competition hosted by the Art Department as students offered support and advice to a group of enthusiastic but often artistically challenged teachers. The concept of being ‘in flow’ was very much in evidence as staff and students engaged in an activity which highlighted the benefits of drawing as a means of supporting positive wellbeing. 

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A special mention should go to Anjaji Bashkar 7N for this wonderful drawing she submitted as part of the student competition. It was great to hear her talk about the positive benefits she experiences as a result of being ‘in flow’ when she is drawing ...wonderful creativity! 

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I hope you are having an opportunity to discuss the Wellbeing curriculum with your son or daughter and gain a greater understanding of the work they are doing during lessons and in Tutor Time. Should you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to contact me at robert.alexander@bisvietnam.com.

Mr Alexander, Head of Middle Secondary (Pastoral & Wellbeing)

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