We all want our children to thrive at school – to learn well, pay attention, make friends and develop the skills they’ll need to navigate life and grow to be thriving, happy adults.  Mindfulness is coming to Baverstock Oaks.  https://mindfulnesseducation.nz/what-is-pause-breathe-smile/#
As we all know, modern childhood comes with increasing pressures on children to perform and achieve, while at the same time new technologies, games, advertising and the pace of modern life all compete for their attention.


Pause, Breathe, Smile programme is New Zealand’s only locally developed and researched eight-week mindfulness in schools course designed in 2013 for Year 2-8 learners. It aligns with the New Zealand Education Curriculum and incorporates Te Whare Tapa Whā as a key element of the programme.  We have had four senior leaders train as Pause, Breathe, Smile Educators and they are all certified to teach this programme across the school.  They will be running a pilot programme in four classes in Term 3 and will review the outcomes.  Exciting times ahead to help our learners cope with the pressures of modern life.  Any questions please do not hesitate to ask Mary Wilson, Genée Crowley, Andrew Flanagan or Kate Keenan.