This year, as a part of our school’s well-being plan, we wanted to take an opportunity to celebrate wellness with our students. In early May, we hosted a student wellness week which gave students the chance to relax, have fun and enjoy one another. Throughout the week, students squared off against the staff in a paper airplane competition, ate healthy snacks, spent time outdoors, wrote messages of thanks and got to bust a move while participating in some local fitness classes.
We were also blessed to have Sam Demma speak to our Grade 4-8 students spreading messages of hope and wellness. Sam’s message of “Emptying your backpack” encourages students to commit to ‘small consistent actions’ as a way to ‘achieve their personal goals and proactively look for ways to serve others’.
We, here at St. Mary’s, take great pride in our students and hope that this year’s Wellness Week encourages them to be well and share kindness with others.