Superintendent's Message

Superintendent's Message

Superintendent’s Message
 
Wellness – supporting the whole child
 
In order for us to learn and be our best, we must feel and be well. Educational research supports this
connection and we take this very seriously. We feel we have a great opportunity to not only
academically educate our students, but to support, guide, and teach them to honour their overall health
and well-being and we do this in a number of ways.
Every PRSD school has a Youth Education Support Worker/Success Coach who provides support with
various aspects of wellness. The role of PRSD’s Youth Education Support Workers/Success Coaches is to
promote positive mental health in children, youth and families while working closely with school
staff. This ranges from presentations, activities and programming that supports problem solving,
emotional management, targeted topics, skills for learning, adolescent empowerment, healthy
relationships, mindfulness, teamwork and leadership. This model has been recognized on a national
level.
We also encourage and support our students to be leaders, involved in the community and work
together as a team - attributes that serve and inspire our students, communities and society as a whole.
I am sure you can agree with this quote from the Dalai Lama “Happiness is the highest form of health” as
when we are happy and well, we naturally achieve our personal best.
 
Paul Bennett,
PRSD Superintendent of Schools