Week of Health : August 5-9

They had hardly come up for a breath after WOW when our chaplains launched Week of Health - a new initiative at DDCS. It was an action-packed week with something healthy for everyone. The idea was to help encourage our school community to develop better lifestyle habits as they increase their knowledge about how to live more healthily.

So what was on offer through the week? World Gym and Casey Wruck kindly donated their time to run fitness classes and Zumba classes each afternoon for the high school students, staff and parents. Who can forget the sight of Pr Jacob and Mr Hansen doing bicycle wheels in the pilates class?

On Tuesday morning there was a free, full breakfast for the whole school community including healthy, yummy French toast! Then Tuesday afternoon there was a lunchbox masterclass presented by our very own Lauren Gray. She is a whizz in the kitchen and demonstrated to parents how to make lunch boxes healthy, tasty and attractive to kids.

There were more healthy treats served at the tuckshop on Wednesday - Banana Buzz and Mixed Berry Bang smoothies - as well as delicious fruit kindly donated by Betros Brothers.

On Thursday the high schoolers hit the basketball court for a round robin competition while the primary school students had a week long environmental challenge called ‘Litter-less Lunch’. Students were encouraged to reduce their lunchbox waste and think of other creative ways to bring school lunch without a lot of packaging.

We hope your family received their booklet for the week - packed with family friendly devotions and growth mindset activities. It is well worth investigating with all its suggestions to help families to grow kids who have great social emotional intelligence.

It really was a big week and we are so grateful to Pr Jeanine and Pr Jacob for their high energy efforts all week. They are already planning next year’s Week of Health (WOH) and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us. We just have to hold on to our new healthy habits so we will be fit enough to keep up with them!