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Happiness is a term that captures a huge variety of positive emotions such as humour, serenity, optimism, joy, pride, inspiration, love and hope. Happiness means different things, to different people and is essential to your understanding of emotional literacy. Throughout history, philosophers, religious writers and...

Moving to a new school is a big deal! Your student is going to meet lots of new people and be thrown into new situations. That’s bound to make them feel lots of different emotions. They may feel worried and anxious, but also excited...

'Eco-anxiety' is anxiety related to ecological disasters or threats to the natural environment such as pollution and climate change. Almost everyday, the media reports on extreme weather events such as record temperatures, forest fires or melting ice caps. The media coverage of climate change leaves...

With our Year 12 students in their second week of exams and Year 10 and Year 11 students preparing for their exams our Wellbeing Prefects would like to share some advice for students feeling stressed. It’s easy to slip into the habit of procrastinating until the night before...

Our GIHS Wellbeing Team recently hosted the Unplugged workshop helping parents learn how to identify problematic gaming. Along with helping parents to develop practical strategies to support healthier gaming and internet use. If you would like to learn how to monitor your son/daughter’s screen time on an Apple device...

We would like to congratulate Yu (Amy) Shi from China for her success at the Study Adelaide International Student Awards. The event was held at the Government House of South Australia. His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, presented awards...

The Schools Ministry Group and the Burnside Inter Church Council are seeking applications for a minimum 15 hour per week position commencing Term 1, 2020. The position exists to offer a chaplaincy service to students, staff and the school community. A Job and Persons Specification, along...

Resilience is one of those skills that all kids need and should have. It refers to their ability to cope and adapt in situations when confronted with challenges such as adversity, trauma, tragedy, or even stress. It is essential to their mental health and wellbeing...

The GIHS Wellbeing Team is hosting the Unplugged workshop on the 22nd of October that will help parents learn how to identify problematic gaming and develop practical strategies to support healthier gaming and internet use. Bookings are required and can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/560793 The workshop will include...

Continuing on from our recent discussion of Gaming Disorder the GIHS Wellbeing Team wishes to share this insightful video https://youtu.be/dyOLc5cl6ck covering the effects and implications of problematic gaming behaviours. Along with this, the GIHS Wellbeing Team is hosting the Unplugged workshop on the 22nd of October that...