Over the Holidays

Keeping Well

As we approach the end of another enriching academic year, we find ourselves on the cusp of a well-deserved summer break. While the holidays bring joy and relaxation, it is essential for our students to maintain healthy routines that will pave the way for a smooth return to the College in 2024.

The break offers a great opportunity for students to unwind, recharge, and engage in activities that foster personal growth. However, it is crucial for students to strike a balance between leisure and maintaining some semblance of their regular routines. This balance will not only ensure a smooth transition back to school but also contribute to their overall wellbeing. To ensure a seamless transition back to the school routine, here are some practical tips to help students make the most of their break:

  • Establish a Consistent Sleep Schedule.
    • Encourage your child to maintain a regular sleep routine during the summer break. A well-rested mind is more focused and prepared to tackle the challenges of a new academic term. Adequate sleep is linked to improved cognitive function and emotional wellbeing, both of which are essential for academic success.
  • Stay Physically Active
    • Physical activity is not only beneficial for physical health but also has a positive impact on mental wellbeing. Whether it is a summer swim, a friendly game of sports with friends, or simply a daily walk, staying active can help alleviate stress and boost mood. This break is an excellent opportunity for your child to explore new activities that they may not have had time for during the school year.
  • Digital Detox
    • While technology has become an integral part of our lives, it is essential to encourage your child to take a break from excessive screen time. Encourage your child to reconnect with family and friends. Strengthening social connections is vital for emotional wellbeing.
  • Cultivate Mindfulness Practices
    • Mindfulness can be a powerful tool for managing stress and improving overall wellbeing. Encourage your child to explore mindfulness practices such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga during the break. These techniques can help them build resilience and maintain a positive mindset.

We wish each and every one of our students a restful and rejuvenating summer break, and we look forward to welcoming them back with renewed energy and enthusiasm in the new year.

Siobhan Bloomfield