Wellness at Generation Schools
Generation Schools Wellness
How we view the child
At Generation Schools wellness, we acknowledge that we need to view the child as whole beings and not in silos. We understand and celebrate that each child is unique in their learning. Our focus is on equipping the child with academic knowledge as well as understanding the importance of emotional well-being in relation to learning. We bring focus to the understanding that in order for learning to be encouraged, we need to tend to the emotional needs of the student.
The Generation Schools wellness department aims to coordinate and encompass support, support for the school sports curriculum, healthy eating, personal and social education, and onsite health; it also aims to promote integration, building health and social care links and developing these for the school in its community.
The Generation Schools Wellness Coaches
Moving away from the traditional role of a “school counsellor”, we introduce to you the role of the Generation School Wellness Coach at our Campuses. As the name implies’ “wellness” denotes vitality, balance and general well-being. “Coach” implies that there are skills that can be taught and practised that are not necessarily taught within the classroom environment.
Our Generation School Wellness coaches are all qualified Counsellors or Social Workers with skills and specialisation in working with the youth. The aim is to work alongside the educators to identify areas that individuals and classrooms might require to better equip the classroom environment with these learnings.
Students can reflect and explore by engaging in thoughtful self-reflection, focusing on their strengths and weaknesses. Engaging in meaningful activities such as journaling, taking part in group discussions, or engaging in research can be extremely beneficial for students to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their interests.
Meet the Generation Schools Wellness Team
Sandra de Abreu
Head of Wellness
Bronwen De Waal
Toni Ann Bezuidenhout
Imhoff High School