Health & Wellbeing
This week we launched our final Building Resilience unit. This unit is called ‘Expect the Unexpected’. In this unit, we explore how we cannot protect ourselves from change (no matter how much we would like to) as it is part of life. Sometimes change can be a positive experience and sometimes it brings with it, disappointments, difficulties or loss. In this unit we will be learning that:
– Change is a part of life
– It’s ok not to be ok
– I have learnt ways to look after my mental health
We will reflect on the 10 tools we have been learning about over the past three years. We know how to look after our physical health by doing things like brushing our teeth, excercising and trying to make healthy food choices. However, we must also ensure we are looking after our minds. The ten tools we have been learning about help us do just that. We should practise using these tools regularly.
It is a relevant week to launch our final unit of Building Resilience as this week is Mental Health awareness week. The theme for 2019 is body image – how we think and feel about our bodies. This links to our ‘Respect Yourself’ unit.
Sign up for the clubs opened on-line on Wednesday 9th January.
THERE ARE STILL SPACES AT SOME OF OUR ACTIVE CLUBS: P3 Dance, P5-7 Basketball and P5-7 Netball.
All clubs remain FREE of charge! Please only sign your child up for ONE CLUB to allow all of our pupils to access these opportunities. If there are still spaces available when clubs are due to start we will let you know.
Use the link below to go directly to Join in Ediburgh to sign up to our clubs.
If you have any queries about our clubs please contact our Active Schools Coordinator for the Castlebrae Cluster, Shirley Banks.
Tel – 07774 468782 or E:mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools – Article 15 – Your right to meet with friends and join groups and clubs. Article 29 – Your right to be the best you can be.
MULTI-SPORTS SKILLZ – EASTER PROGRAMME – PORTOBELLO HS
The City of Edinburgh Council Sports Development Team are running holiday programmes from Portobello HS this Easter!
Monday 8th – Friday 12th April 2019, Portobello High School
8.15am – 4.00pm each day, Cost £70 – Age Group P3-P7 – Code CAM80
This is a fantastic opportunity for children in your school to keep active and enjoy their Easter break at a facility near home.
We are delighted to have launched our next Building Resilience unit, Be Kind To Others. Kindness is one of our school values. Through this unit we will help the children to recognise the importance of being kind to ourselves and others. Look out for the family task and leaflet coming home soon!
Dear Parents & Carers,
YOU are invited to our upcoming Healthy Snacks, Healthy Living All Teach All Learn on Wednesday 26th September at 2pm.
All parents & carers who attend will be entered into a prize draw.
We look forward to seeing you there.
We are delighted to have launched our next ‘Building Resilience’ unit, Look on the Bright Side. We can all look at the same situation from different perspectives. Sometimes the way we think about things that happen to us can have a bigger impact on our Wellbeing than the event itself. This unit will be exploring how through focusing on the positive things in our life and what we are grateful for can be a helpful way to change our mood. Look out for your family leaflet and home task.