Navigating Life’s Challenges: Alternative Learning Days

In conjunction with camp, our Year 7s participated in the Alternative Learning Days (ALD), an extension of the Year 7 transition to high school program.

The Alternative Learning Days enlisted the expertise of numerous staff members, who generously contributed to the organisation and facilitation of sessions for the Year 7s. The girls greatly appreciated their efforts.  

Students participated in friendship and cyber citizenship sessions and explored the College’s 2023 Mercy value of Excellence.

Following this, the girls engaged in various fun mindfulness activities, from meditation and yoga to drawing and musicianship games.

On the second day of the ALD, the girls workshopped concepts around positive mental health, gratitude, character strengths and solving conflicts. College psychologists Kimberlee Burrows and Di Kerr worked closely with the Year 7s to ensure they had the knowledge and tools to navigate these areas.

Students will be reminded of the lessons they’ve learned throughout the year and draw on the experiences of both camp and ALD during our Mercy Wellbeing Program. Both these programs are a large part of achieving the aim of Year 7 – I belong!

What A Term! So Many Opportunities – Jennifer Oaten

As I look back on the past nine weeks, I am so grateful for who we are as a community and what we have achieved. Through the dedication of our staff and the enthusiasm of our students, we have established new connections, immersed ourselves in opportunities and worked through challenges.

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