ABC News Highlights MGGS Wellbeing Program

ABC News Highlights MGGS Wellbeing Program

Melbourne Girls Grammar has been featured in the recent ABC News article titled ‘Australian schools turn spotlight on wellbeing in bid to tackle student anxiety’.

This article discusses the results of the 2017 NAB Independent Schools Survey, which reveals the investment schools are making in supporting the mental health and overall wellbeing of their students. 

It’s about equipping girls with the strategies that will take them through not only school, but into life, so that they will form habits for life that are about maintaining a confident sense of identity, positive connections to others and a real optimism about their future.

Catherine Misson, Principal

The NAB Independent Schools Survey reveals that there has been a huge growth in wellbeing programs in schools across Australia, with 9 in 10 independent schools now offering a wellness service to students and public schools following suit. 

The Artemis Centre features in the article, and the integration of academic study, fitness coaching and wellbeing programs offered by this community hub is celebrated. Melbourne Girls Grammar is also highlighted for employing a specialist workforce of wellbeing coaches, with the skills to coach the girls on self-management and self-care. 

We were inspired to build a community hub that integrated learning with physical environments and social areas, so that we symbolically represented to our girls that life is to be lived in an integrated way.

Catherine Misson, Principal

To read the ABC News article in full, visit the ABC News website, or view the ABC News coverage of the survey. 

Click here to visit the Artemis Centre page