Galilee Community Wellbeing and Photo Project

Dear Parents/Carers,

Given the challenges we faced last year it is easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the negatives, as we head into this mini lockdown. However, it is much healthier to acknowledge those negatives and focus on the positives and the things we are grateful for.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Given the challenges we faced last year it is easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the negatives, as we head into this mini lockdown. However, it is much healthier to acknowledge those negatives and focus on the positives and the things we are grateful for. This doesn't come naturally to everyone; it can be helpful to make a list or talk with your kids about the good things we can take from this situation.

Some positives I am taking from the current climate we are living in include:

  • We are all learning to deal with change and be more adaptable
  • My family and friends are safe and comfortable
  • I know exactly where my teenage boys are and what they are doing!!
  • I get to spend more time with my family and dog
  • Everything is temporary, even this
  • I am still able to get outside and exercise.

Try to manage your own negative feelings or worries as children sense the anxiety; keeping those feelings from your child can be helpful.

We are allowed to leave the house for exercise. Getting out in nature and being mindful is a great way to manage any negative thoughts. Focussing on the things around us gets us out of our heads and back into the present moment, away from those anxious thoughts we are creating.

Galilee Community Photography Project

Let's get our kids outside where possible for the next few days, noticing all the beauty in our local community. Kids can take a photo of something out in our community and email it in. The photo should be of something that makes them feel happy, makes them laugh, is quirky or interesting. 

Guidelines

The photo must be taken outside or using pieces of nature from outside.

We are not looking for perfect photos, let's keep it fun and interesting.

Alternatively kids can collect pieces of nature to make into a picture (your parents can take a photo of your creation).

All of the photos will all be compiled into a ‘Gratitude’ Digital album to be shared. This will be a keepsake of our beautiful community. Please email you photos to scameron@gsm.vic.edu.au by Friday 19th February.

Include your name and teacher on your entry.

Remember to be kind to yourself. The school community is here to support you.

Take care!

Sharon

"I get lockdown, but I get up again" (Banksy)