#EMPOWHER Wellbeing Program

Our whole-school #EMPOWHER wellbeing program was developed specifically for the needs of our girls, combining comprehensive surveys of our students and parents with national and international research. 

Led by Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School Kate Mortimer, the curriculum for Years 7 – 12 flows into Home Group sessions twice a week.

The content tackles a variety of challenges facing young women including stress, mental health, self-esteem, sleep and the growing impact of social media. Our girls are provided with a range of strategies to build confidence and resilience. As the title suggests, it’s all about empowering our girls to be positive and happy individuals.

Topics and tools are also being communicated to our parent community, as successful wellbeing programs are ones where the school and parents work very much in partnership. Junior School content was launched in 2019.

The creation of this tailor-made program is a key plank of the School’s Strategic Plan which is cementing our reputation as a national leader in girls’ education and wellbeing.

#EMPOWHER was launched by inspirational cycling champion Anna Meares in 2018. Her story of resilience, determination and courage resonated deeply with the girls, providing them with the perfect platform to begin their empowering journeys.

Have a listen as Anna shares her words of wisdom with our students: