Posted on July 20, 2021
Welcome to Semester 2!
After a very busy Semester 1, we hope you have made the most of the extended winter break, and found some time out enjoying the sunshine and the cool, fresh air outside!
Over the coming semester, Tintern will continue to deliver The Resilience Project’s well-being curriculum in our Year 7 – 12 pastoral classes. The project provides a platform both at school and at home for discussions around how the challenges we face in our day to day lives are in fact, opportunities to build resilience. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to explore The Resilience Project Parent and Carer’s Hub, and try some of these strategies with your children.
This past term, Tintern staff have reflected on the results we received from our secondary students when they completed The Resilient Youth Survey early in 2021. Some significant patterns of behaviours and attitudes were found across our secondary cohort. Of particular interest, are Tintern’s data and comparative national data concerning the amount of sleep teenagers are getting each night. Thirty three percent of students nationally are losing sleep because of worry, and about fifty percent of Tintern students are not getting at least 8 hours sleep each night.
VicHealth recommends teens should have between 8-10 hours sleep each night to support attention and focus, mood stability and to gain the best possible opportunity to support mental and physical health. More information about the importance of sleep is available via the Tintern Portal Parent and Student Resilience Project Page and from this VicHealth Webpage.
In response to this overwhelming evidence, Martin and The Resilience Project team have compiled this video with some ideas on how you can turn the tide of sleep deprivation. I encourage you to watch the three minute video, try the suggestions Martin makes, or if you would like more specific support, please contact me via the email below.
Have a great Term 3 and stay warm!
The Resilience Project Coordinator, Tintern Grammar
THE RESILIENCE PROJECT