Friday 11th October 2019
We have had a really busy week as you will see below. In addition we have had two members of staff finalists in two different prestigious Awards - Mrs Holmes our librarian was nominated at The Hampshire Education Awards for the Wider Support Contribution Award and Ms Saunders our HLTA in english was nominated in the London and South East Teaching Awards. I am very grateful for their contributions to our school.
Please enjoy the news articles below with details of the other activities in school this week.
Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training - Miss Hollingshead
Last week, eight Vyne students attended an Anti-Bullying Ambassador training event at Yateley school as part of a new student led whole school initiative.
Anti-Bullying Ambassador training empowers students and staff to change the attitudes, behaviours, and cultures of bullying by building skills and confidence to address different situations both on and offline. Anti-Bullying Ambassador training stems from The Diana Award and is renowned for its peer-led approach. The ambassador programme has so far trained over 24,000 young people to lead on anti-bullying in schools across the UK.
The students and staff had a wonderful day at the event, networking with other passionate young people, exchanging ideas and sharing good practice. The day included a wide range of creative workshops and activities that explored the topic of bullying, including: how to identify the different types of bullying, how to help those who feel that they are being bullied, as well as how to promote and implement the Anti-bullying Ambassador program within schools.
The students came away from the event excited and buzzing with new ideas that they cannot wait to promote and share at The Vyne - Watch this space!
UNWIN Aspire Programme -Yr 7 Mr Venn
The Yr7 "Successful Starts" workshops, run by three Student Ambassadors from Winchester University took place on Wednesday 9th October. In the workshop Yr7 students were asked to consider mindsets and how they can develop a Growth Mindset as opposed to a Fixed Mindset. Through discussion and group work they learnt about the possibilities of using the brain to its full potential. I would also like to thank three of our own students Tom S, Jak H and Rhys S who helped out with the workshop.
World Mental Health Day
This week in assemblies The ThinkNinja app from Healios was launched by Year Leaders.
'ThinkNinja' is specifically designed to educate 11-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. Providing young people with education and skills for staying mentally and emotionally well is an important part of the mental health challenges in the future.
ThinkNinja can also help with early intervention if a young person is feeling anxious or low. It can offer the young person extra help by connecting them to a 'live' Healios coach all within the app - it's super easy. They can talk to a Healios coach via a text chat, or if needed, be offered video clinical sessions.
World Mental Health Day (WMHD) #HelloYellow
Non-uniform day on Thursday saw waves of yellow in the corridors and inside the classrooms in support of WMHD.
The theme was #HelloYellow which is driven by ‘Young Minds’ the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Staff and students wore something yellow in support of WMHD.
This week Students have spent Citizenship lessons and tutor times looking at Mental Health Awareness. Students and staff also showed support by writing messages for the Wellbeing Wall in the Humanities corridor and also for the staff board in the staffroom. These messages were supportive, motivational or simply positive words to make us feel good.
Inclusion Hampshire offer mental health and emotional well being training courses/workshop within the local area for parents and professionals.
A full list of courses is available on their website https://www.inclusionhampshire.org.uk/training-courses/
Health and Wellbeing
The School Nursing Team have published some useful website links for parents/carers offering advice and information on child health and well-being
The following link also provides guidance whether your child should attend school when unwell and some advice on certain health conditions
School Calendar information can be found at the end of this eNews and please open the link for "Dates to Remember" for 2019/20.
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