“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
― Ernest Hemingway
The Journeys Precinct more specifically incorporates education of the body, heart and spirit and as such includes five crucial aspects of wellbeing.
The Body - Be Active and Keep Learning
Good health allows us to function effectively and is an important aspect of wellbeing.
The aims of our Health, Physical Education and Outdoor Ed. Programs are to promote a healthy life-style and to instill in our students a life-long love of physical activity. These programs also aim to provide students with the knowledge of how to feel good about themselves while providing challenges that enhance self-esteem and promote good choices. The Outdoor Education program inspires students to learn more about the ‘great outdoors’ and to foster an appreciation of our natural environments.
The Heart - Connect, Take Notice, Give
One of the fundamental principles at Kingswood College is to empower students to be a part of something greater than themselves. This provides more meaning in life and involves young people in community based learning (local, national and global) thereby enhancing their overall wellbeing. The Journeys Precinct and Kingswood College offer a range of initiatives in relation to community based initiatives.
Young people need to have an understanding of their place in the world. They need to be given the opportunity to search for and to discuss the significant issues surrounding the meaning of life and all this entails. In lieu of this, in conjunction with these types of discussions in the classroom, Kingswood College is committed to the development of a ‘Centre for a Purposeful Life’ and the implementation of Positive Psychology.