Published on December 7, 2020
Wellbeing encompasses all dimensions of life as a Hunter Valley Grammar School student because a positive sense of wellbeing fosters higher levels of engagement, school connectedness, vitality, higher functioning relationships and an improvement in academic performance.
Such an essential element of student life requires a well-considered, coherent and thoroughly researched development plan that is age-appropriate for a young person’s wellbeing. The new HVGS Kindergarten–Year 12 Wellbeing Framework was developed for this purpose, designed to map the development of wellbeing programs and goals for all HVGS students as they progress through school.
Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School Fiona Devlin and our Wellbeing Team, across the Junior School and Senior School, developed a Framework that supports HVGS students
to thrive and flourish, to be happy, healthy, productive, successful and engaged while at school.
Fiona says, “The Wellbeing Framework is an explicit and practical guide to inform practices that strengthen our young people’s wellbeing throughout their time here at HVGS.
The framework takes a holistic approach to wellbeing, enhancing the whole person cognitively, socially, physically, emotionally and morally.
“It speaks directly to the quality of our graduates and their character, attributes and experiences they will take with them as they enter adulthood productive and values-rich global citizens.”
Wellbeing at HVGS is not a conceptual notion. It is visible right across the School – on camps, through service, via presentations and conferences with students and in the skills and attributes embedded in positive education theory practised in Mentor Groups and Junior School classrooms.