Gratitude is a powerful emotion that can have a profound impact on our overall well-being. It helps build stronger relationships and create a more positive and inclusive school atmosphere.
As we continue our journey to foster a culture of gratitude at Craigburn PS, it was important that we recognised ‘Gratitude Day’, which fell on Thursday (21st September). Celebrating Gratitude Day was an opportunity for our school community to learn about and practise this important life skill.
As part of celebrating Gratitude Day, students and staff created a whole school Gratitude Tree, which serves as a visual reminder of our collective commitment to gratitude. Everyone completed a ‘Gratitude Leaf’, on which they wrote down something they are grateful for, then attached their leaves to our gratitude tree in the front office. Some of the things our school community were grateful for were:- holidays, ice cream, walking along the beach, mum and dad, friends and ice packs.
We invite all able members of our school community to continue to support our students’ meaningful Gratitude Basket initiative. The donation box, located in the front office, aims to create an ongoing resource that can be shared with those in need within our local community. Any non-perishable food and toiletry donations are gratefully welcomed, allowing us to give back to others in our community who are in need. Again, we thank families and friends who have kindly donated.
Janine McKay – Student Wellbeing Leader