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2019 Parent Masterclass Series
More so than ever then, partnerships between schools and their parents are vital if we are to raise our boys to be men of character, men of bravery, men of faith. Indeed, we believe wholeheartedly that parents and schools can navigate through the rocky headlands of childhood and adolescence to raise fine young men willing and able to tackle this volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous world. The 2019 Parent Masterclasses Series focusses on significant issues to help guide the development of relationships that sustain, grow and nurture our boys towards their personal excellence of character and potential.
This year, be it work on understanding the adolescent brain, on how to talk with and listen to our boys, on the connection between sleep, health and resilience, on strength-based parenting and positive education, or on study skills, The King’s Institute will deliver a rich program of shared learning about raising boys in partnership with our parent community.
We invite you to join us and look forward to welcoming you to our Parent Masterclass Series for 2019.
Sleep For Better Health, Resilience & Performance
Monday, 28 October– 7.00pm
Approximately 30% of primary school children and 70% of teenagers are sleep deprived. This is having significant consequences on many areas of their lives such as:
- Learning and academic performance: sleep helps concentration and motivation along with consolidation and strengthening of new information and memories.
- Emotional and mental health: studies show students who are sleep deprived are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, negative body image and low self-esteem.
- Behaviour and decision making: sleep deprivation affects decision making capacity, has a negative effect on behaviour and relationships, and increases risk of accidents.
- Body systems: sleep deprivation affects children’s physical growth, brain development, immune system and plays a key role in weight gain.
The aims of the evening include:
- Creating an awareness of the current level of sleep deprivation among students.
- Empowering parents with the knowledge and practical strategies and tools to manage sleep health for all members of their family.
- Where to find professional help.