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PERMAnent Happiness – “R” This is part three in the series of “How to enjoy PERMA-nent Happiness”. The ‘R’ stands for Relationships that encompass all interactions we have with our spouses, friends, family, colleagues, and the community. “Relationships” in the PERMA model refers to feeling supported, loved, and valued by others. Relationships are included in … Read more

Staff Prepare for Term 3 This week the College staff, as part of their Professional Learning Days, enjoyed some great well-being activities before students returned. In-between tutorials and workshops, they got to choose from massages, cooking demonstrations, fitness sessions, African drumming classes, pot painting and karaoke/slushy.  The staff had some great fun, relaxed, and got … Read more

PERMAnent Happiness – “E” E – Engagement This is part two in the series of “How to enjoy PERMA-NENT Happiness”. The last time we looked at the ‘P’ in PERMA, we examined the benefits of Positive Emotions.  The next piece of the PERMA puzzle is ‘E’ for engagement which includes some ideas from Mindfulness and … Read more

How to enjoy PERMA-nent Happiness Researcher Martin Seligman (2012) investigated what makes life worth living and how we might define and create wellbeing. He narrowed it down to five elements that can contribute to our happiness. The five elements (PERMA) are: Positive emotions Engagement Relationships Meaning Accomplishments Research has shown a strong connection between the … Read more

NAIDOC Week Drawings Primary Students at The King’s College marked the end of their NAIDOC Week celebrations with joyful expressions of creativity. Over the course of the day many varied chalk drawings were created on some of the pathways around the Primary ares of The King’s College.

World Wellness Week celebrations

It's been a week of focusing on staff wellness at The King's College.

From chocolate, soothing music, and helpful reminders to "simply breathe", to a mobile Boost Juice van outside the staffroom, staff have been  absolutely pampered this week by Linda Battersby and "The Wellness Team".

New Board Chair Anthea Gardner was a TKC Board Member from 2012 to 2014. During this time, she was Deputy Chair and Acting Chair. At the AGM held in May 2021, the TKC Board nominated and voted Anthea as Board Chair. She is very excited about partnering and collaborating across a range of key stakeholders, … Read more

Do you consider yourself to be a pessimistic or an optimistic person? How we make sense of and handle things in life has a lot to do with how positive we are.  Fortunately, this aspect of our personality is not fixed and can be shaped to become more optimistic.  Unrealistic optimism is not desirable, so … Read more

What Causes Burnout? The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly one in five children or teenagers, and one in four adults will be affected by burnout at some point in their lives. Burnout has become so commonplace in Western society that WHO recently added “burnout” to its list of globally recognised diseases, defining it … Read more

Local Politician Congratulates Students There was a full house at the college assembly recently when the Honourable Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Emergency Services; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; and Volunteering spoke to staff and students at The King’s College. He talked about the importance of students taking leadership in their lives and contributing well … Read more