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A New School Initiative

South Thornlie Primary School is going to be implementing mindfulness throughout our school to better support educational growth. This will include short guided mindfulness activities at school to help with emotional regulation and academic performance.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the mental skill of attention to be mindful means to pay attention, or to focus or to hold something to mind. Mindfulness is a shift from automatic, reactive thought to conscious directed thought. It implies seeing things clearly and accurately, which usually leads to better outcomes.

The proven benefits from participating in mindfulness include:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Exhaustion and irritability

Studies also show:

  • Memory improves
  • Reaction time becomes faster
  • Mental and physical stamina increase

More Information

You can find out more about mindfulness at www.mindfulmeditationaustrailia.org.au or https://youtu.be/Aw71zanwMnY


If you have any enquiries please contact:

Kim Pedrick
Deputy Principal South Thornlie Primary School
Phone 94594655  

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