and well-being is essential to student success.
We believe in creating a school community where everyone feels cared
for - safe, seen, heard, supported and significant.
At Linden Meadows
we believe that positive mental health helps children:
have increased capacity to learn and develops
supports the regulation of emotions
coping and problem-solving skills
engagement, achievement and attendance
enhances empathy and respect for diversity.
decreases bullying and aggression
We practice mindfulness in classrooms,
include yoga as part of the physical education programming, focus on reframing
student thinking from fixed mindset to a growth mindset language, begin each
morning with a morning meeting or advisory group/alternating days of the cycle
with Active Start, and we have several specialist programs such as: Roots of
Empathy; Horse Connection and Project 11. Our counsellor teaches health to
students to promote acts of kindness.
This year at Linden Meadows we were selected by Travis Price, the
creator of Day of Pink, for an assembly on his Cross-Canada tour. Travis and the
Canadian Red Cross were impressed by our school’s anti-bullying strategy of
directly teaching about kindness and practicing being an Upstander.