Your daughter will meet with their Tutor on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for roll call, announcements and Wellbeing sessions (including identifying and building character strengths). There is also time to work on study techniques, reflect on how the student is progressing and identifying areas of concern. All students also have one lesson a fortnight delivered by the Year Advisor and tutor teachers, utilising the Wellbeing Program.
The NEGS Wellbeing Program builds on strong research by psychologist Martin Seligman. He believes that the high prevalence of depression among young people, the small rise in life satisfaction, and the synergy between learning and positive emotion all argue that the skills for happiness should be taught in school. The NEGS program promotes resilience by teaching students to think more realistically and flexibly about the problems they encounter by teaching assertiveness, creative brainstorming, decision-making, relaxation, and several other coping skills.