Date: 17 September 2018
Congratulations to Mrs Webb and the OHS Student Council for a tremendous Hauora week.
Staff and students were invited to participate in a large number of activities centered around wellbeing. Gold coin donations, and profits from food stalls, will be given to Youthline an organisation which supports young people and their families to develop leadership and personal skills.Youthline also provides counselling services, mentoring and advice by phone, text, chat, Skype and in person for young people. Most of their services are free.
The week saw activities designed to highlight the need to maintain our Te Taha Hinengaro (mental and emotional wellbeing), Te Taha Wairua (spiritual wellbeing-personal beliefs), Te Taha Tinana (physical wellbeing) and Te Taha Whanau (social wellbeing-self esteem). There were yoga classes with Miss Parsons, Fitness sessions with Mrs Webb, lunchtime social sports in the gym, sessions of ‘In the Moment’ mindfulness with Mrs Walsh and my personal favourite, expressions of kindness where Hershey's chocolates were given out, accompanied by a lovely note. The week culminated with a concert in the hall where we were entertained by former students and Jazz band members. It was fantastic to see Mele Hala, Eugene Teulilo, Malachi Samuelu, Jack Belton and Clinton Fakalata return to OHS to entertain us. There was even a surprise guest appearance on vocals from Mr White! Students from the Services Academy and Student Council had food stalls set up in the quad to raise money for Youthline.
Particular thanks for a very successful week of events must go to Mrs Webb, Diane Amanoni 12Bn, Anastacia Apikotoa 12Sr, Brittaney Hipa 13Lv, Mele Langi 13 Gr, Samuela Mavae 11Ct, Mycesan Salatielu 12Wz, Jonathan Jensen 13Wa, Evan Taylor 9Sl, Vilisoni Taufoou 12Hw and ‘Uluaki Fulivai Kaivelata 9Al.
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