Dear Parents, Guardians and Students
Hello from the Wellbeing Team. We hope you’re keenly looking forward to the summer holidays and a chance to recuperate from a demanding year. It will also be an opportunity to dedicate time to family, friends, hobbies and the reinvigorating influence of being outside in nature.
As you know, the school term officially ends on Friday June 25. In anticipation of this, our counselling and social work team has been meeting with their students to discuss strategies which will best serve them during the break. These will vary depending upon the individual, of course, but we are confident these students will be sufficiently prepared and, indeed, will flourish during this period.
Our suggestions for optimising the holiday season are similar to what we regularly advocate. These are aligned to the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’: connect, be active, keep learning, give and take notice. These help care for our mental health and wellbeing. We are passionate about the positive influence of lots of sleep, nutritious food and various types of regular exercise.
If an emergency occurs and it is essential to contact one of our team, here are details of availability alongside specific email information –
June 25 to August 4
Head of Counselling, Sha Tin College
School Social Worker
August 5 to August 16
School Counsellor, Sha Tin College
School Social Worker
Please note: In times of crisis school staff should not be the first point of contact over the holidays. Here is a list of agencies families can access: Community professionals and agencies.
In addition, Matthew Chung, from the ESF Student Welfare section is available for any Child Protection issues that may arise. (Matthew.email@example.com).
This may be an unusual summer given many of us are unable to be where we would wish to be. Sometimes people experience unexpected difficulties, too, when their normal routine changes. This is understandable. Do be kind to yourself.
Wishing you a happy and memorable summer.
Chris Rowlands, Caroline Blyth and the Wellbeing Team