The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing
In 2015, Christ Church Grammar School established The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing. The Centre embraces the whole school, from Pre-Primary to Year 12 and is focused on influencing and inspiring a new generation of boys to make informed decisions regarding holistic good health and well-being.
- Social and emotional competency is associated with greater wellbeing and better school performance (Eisenberg, 2006; Guerra and Bradshaw, 2008)
- Improvements in the school culture mediates almost all positive student outcomes (Solomon et al, 2000)
- Relationships and emotional processes affect how and why we learn (Elias et al 1997)
We aim to introduce our young men to information, followed by wisdom to expand their paradigm or mission statements and introduce them to a life that includes a proactive and preventative approach to good health, holistic wellbeing, joy, and fulfilment.
The boys’ knowledge and skills will continue to be developed through the Personal and Spiritual Development program (PSD). Religious education is also an important aspect of the PSD program, with students introduced to the main features of different world religions and the opportunity to examine their personal values and also the Schools.
The Wynne Centre for Boys’ Health and Wellbeing will view each boy/young man across the School from the holistic perspective – their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health and well-being. This also includes a conscious awareness component.
Collaboration is a key enabler of the program. Through collaboration the School ensures the delivery of a consistent approach and messaging regarding all aspects of the program with its students, parents and the wider community.