Student wellbeing is a broad term that encompasses a student’s physical, emotional, mental and social state. Factors that can impact wellbeing include:
- A sense of belonging.
- Having supportive relationships.
- A sense of meaning and purpose.
- Being engaged in activities that they see as important.
It is therefore no surprise that there is strong evidence that being involved in extracurricular activities can increase a student’s sense of wellbeing. The benefits are plentiful. They include:
- Improved connection to the school community, motivation, and academic achievement.
- A boost in self-esteem, optimism and resilience.
- The development of important transferable skills that include communication, teamwork, problem solving and time management.
We have a number of new activities starting up this term, including Photography and Languages clubs, as well as a few others in the works to get started soon. With so many obvious benefits of getting involved in the extracurricular life at Kolbe, we encourage students to step forward to participate in one of the many activities and programs on offer, and keep an eye on Max’s Mail for all the details.
Alternatively, if there is an activity you would like to be involved in but don’t see it on offer, please speak with your student leaders, or one of our wellbeing team to see if we can get it up and running.
Find a full list of all Term 2 Extracurricular Activities here