Wellness Works: This October is about building relationships
October 10, 2023
GUELPH, ON – As we settle into October students and staff have had an opportunity to meet and connect with familiar and new peers, teaching staff and school/board team members. It is such an important part of starting the year off well. Relationships and connection are the underpinnings of learning. With relationships, we build a sense of connection and community. As we become a part of a community, we feel we belong. With belonging comes spaces and environments that elevate learning opportunities.
“Children’s relationships shape the way they see the world and affect all areas of their development. Through relationships with parents, family members and carers, children learn about themselves and their world.” – raisingchildren.net.au
Here are some questions to consider or engage with your child/youth about in age appropriate ways:
- What does it mean to have a relationship with ourselves/others/the world around us?
- What can relationships sound like/feel like/look like?
- What things do people do to establish/nurture relationships with themselves/others/the world around them?
- How do our experiences and identities impact the way we think about and work towards building relationships with ourselves/others/the world around us?
And finally, but of equal importance, is to recognize the vital relationship that exists between families, guardians and caregivers with the school teams. We all have a part to play in our children and youth’s wellbeing and we are most effective when we can join together to support and wrap around together.
The Wellness Works Committee