Empowering positive education
St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s teaching staff recently enjoyed enhancing their understanding of wellbeing and improving their craft by 1% at a presentation by wellbeing education expert, David Bott.
David reflected on the challenges in the education sector due to the pandemic and invited employees to incorporate three strategies to regulate stress in uncertain times. Advocated by Andrew Huberman, a neuroscientist at Stanford University, these strategies include a ‘physiological sigh’ (a breathing strategy), ‘optic flow’ (movement of light on the retina) and ‘panoramic vision’ (using peripheral vision).
David also spoke about the importance of individuality among staff and students and empowering their differing characteristics. These strategies will shape the next chapter of education, directly affecting how teachers support the development of student wellbeing, performance and learning experience.
Staff appreciation for David’s expertise in applied wellbeing and positive education is reflected by St Paul’s teacher, Rick Battista who commented, “He was fantastic, and it was a delight to be involved given everything he was speaking about was music to my ears!”
David’s knowledge and strategies are an exciting addition for St Paul’s employees to utilise in pursuing their own potential, and identifying and celebrating that of their students.
The 2023 Dux of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School is Hamna Mohamed Fahmi of Warragul who received an ATAR of 99.75. Hamna also achieved a perfect score of 50 for Psychology.
An impressive group of guest speakers provided High Performance Program students at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School with newfound insight into the life of a professional athlete and reiterated the importance of maintaining their health and wellbeing in their sporting endeavours.
Three students from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School represented the school and Victoria at The Australian Interschool Equestrian Championships at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre.
A St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Sport Aerobics team has once again achieved a podium placement at the School Aerobics National Championships in Adelaide.
Students were surprised and amused when Year 12 Prefects at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School took charge and commandeered an assembly!
In a heartwarming effort, students at St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s Traralgon Campus gathered a 1,908 food can collection for this year’s Traralgon Rotary Club’s Give a Damn – Give a Can campaign.
Soon, there will be a new place to learn in Drouin. For parents thinking about where their child might start their educational journey, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School is hosting an Information Evening about its new Drouin Early Learning Centre and Primary School set to open its doors in 2025.
The Years 5/6 Mixed Soccer team from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School is poised to put their skills to the test at the School Sport Victoria (SSV) State Championships.
Music students from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School collaborated with students from other SEISA schools in Gippsland and South-East Melbourne to create harmonies and showcase their musical talent at the annual SEISA Music Festival.
St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School student Georgia recently competed at the 2023 Equestrian Victoria Interschool State Championships at Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre.