Every week the Chirnside Park Media Team broadcast the latest stories, updates and anecdotes from around the school. In each episode they also feature one ‘character building ninja’ student and learn how they made someone else’s day just that bit better!
A community resource by Chirnside Park Primary School
Education is so much more than books and pencils, homework and study. Education is life, the experiences we share, the hurdles we overcome, the relationships we build and the lessons sometimes hard won. How we interact with the world, our peers and our parents are governed by what we learn in school as well as from the world around us.
Shared experiences, community and family are fundamental in shaping our children into positive, self-aware and intelligent little people and communication is key to keeping a community together. At Chirnside Park Primary School we believe education should be creative, inspirational and inclusive so we decided to create a specially designed resource centre to keep our families connected.
Packed with creative and fun ideas in health and self- awareness, kids activities, educational resources, school updates and support,
This free and growing resource centre is our way of sharing positive and inspiring messages that we feel will have a direct and positive impact within our community.
Something in here for all ages
Lao Tzu a legendary chinese philosophy and writer, credited with forming Daoism one of the two main schools of chinese philosophical thought, wrote a book – ‘The Tao Te Ching’ approximately 2500 years ago.
A global peace giant, Thich Nhat Hahn has forever changed the hearts and minds of millions of people.
The Pangolin is the worlds only truly scaly mammal.
Peace is a word that is symbolised and immortalised in the hearts and the minds of everyone in the world as a dove, charity, the olive branch, Buddha in Samadhi and hands being held. Peace in every language has the power to transform hearts and minds everywhere.
The more often you repeat a behaviour, the stronger the urge to do it again becomes.
we are a social, spiritual and sensitive species that which requires a place in the community, emotional care, regular nourishment from the earth a connection to Mother -Nature, close friends and comfort from loved ones.
The name Rudrā is one of 1008 names of the Hindu deity Shiva and the word Akśa means tears in Sanskrit. After 1000 years of meditation tears began to fall from the eyes of Shiva in compassion for mankind, the tears became the Rudraksha Tree.
Mother Nature, in all her wisdom, provides us with everything we need to grow and thrive. The sounds made by the natural world are there to help tune the body to the frequency of the earth, the planets and the stars.
The ‘Star Breathing Chart’ is a great activity to practice when feelings and emotions get a little hairy and thinking is a bit blurry.
the ghost Bat may look a little bit odd with his super-sized ears, and curios shaped nose but he is still an adorable creature to behold and definitely worth a second look.
Using your fingers to wind through the labyrinth, you will discover the relaxing effect this fun activity will have on you. Using the labyrinth mindfully enhances meditation, is used as a tool for prayer, ceremony and mindful relaxation.
Colour in your own frog and hang it on your wall.
The relationship medicine men and women have with the natural world has taken millennia to evolve, and it’s a relationship sustained through custom, respect, and balance. What is sought must be given back, and the peoples of the rainforest acknowledge the finite balance of all living things.
The fact that you and I exist at all is extraordinary, given we are just bundles of energy packaged together…
In Sync Music could hold the key to improving student engagement and learning.Could listening to music before classroom tasks enhance the social and emotional bonds of students, enhance cognitive function and improve the overall health and wellbeing of our kids?Music...
Just like when we thought the world was flat and we were the centre of the universe, we now are learning that the power of intention can be just as powerful as homogenised medical practices in pain management and cell renewal.
The Om project is where you can explore the ancient mystery of the world’s most recognisable and practised sounds -om.
When you breathe your body takes in vital oxygen which ignites the cells in your body – helping them to release energy and drive the activities of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.
Whatever your reasons for taking the practice of meditation – whether it be to master your mind or heal the body – the success lies with the ability to focus and concentrate.
Just like everything we consume – the breath can either be a medicine or a poison; depending on how you use it.
With the help of research into neuroscience and neuroplasticity, we can now comfortably say that reshaping your mind and changing your brain is possible and anyone can do it.
This pranayama breathing exercise is a fantastic tool for developing concentration and mental clarity.
Extending the length of your breath will extend the range of your life by slowing down your heart rate, increasing feel-good chemicals and reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Finding time to relax is so important to your health and wellbeing and yet we so often put everything else first. In just a few minutes you can totally relax your mind and body with this simple relaxation and meditation exercise.
Because of mindfulness’s effectiveness in developing self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, cognition and concentration ts application in the treatment of cognitive disorders like ADHD in children has been adopted and explored by clinicians and psychologist as an alternative to medication.
In this pranayama activity, we move the breath from the lowest point of the spine to the highest point in six counts. The yogic breath is a deeply relaxing activity that helps to strengthen mind-body connection and trains you to stay focused and present.
I’m Dying For A Hug
We live a time that has been defined by its scholars as the loneliest civilisation in human history.
With the advances in communication and the standard of living it’s highest in all recorded history, you would think this could not possibly be true, but it is.
Coming to realise that the thoughts in your head are not really your own and that they exist as a never-ending stream of consciousness means you have the potential to tune out of them at will. According to many great minds of science and philosophy, you attract the thoughts that you have based on the frequency or the energy you emit.
Find out how you can use your breath to connect to yourself and the world and become a healthier, happier you.
One of the greatest developments in contemporary psychiatry and behavioural psychology is the knowledge that the mind and the brain are in fact two separate things and that with the power of your awareness you can change the structure and the chemistry of your own brain.
Learn how to change your brain using words of power.
Self- Awareness. To know and understand yourself, your emotions, needs and desires is probably the most important thing in life. It means you are more likely to live an authentic, fulfilling and happy existence alongside people and places that add meaning and energy...
One of the biggest misconceptions about meditation is that it will clear your mind of any thoughts and negative memories.
Brain waves are the same as sound waves.
You achieve what you believe.
Meditation practice is a little bit like baking a cake, it requires certain ingredients placed in the right order, mixed and baked for a set amount of time to get the right result. Without a recipe or the right ingredients, you are likely to end up with mush.
We know it is possible to hack the nervous system and rewire the mind with the practice of meditation, so if the mind can be reshaped, upgraded and rewired this means our perceptions. physicality, psychology and chemistry change too.
Science and Meditation, Wellbeing, Mindfulness
The goal of meditation and mindfulness is simple – it is to increase your self-awareness so you can make better decisions in life, it helps you to navigate the mind rather than being a slave to it and helps you to explore different levels of your psyche. It opens the door to deeper self-awareness, self-acceptance and helps to replace negative thoughts and behaviours with new ones that are positive and well-meaning.
But what exactly is the difference?..,
All over the world contemporary science and eastern introspective practices have joined forces to explore fields of the mind and body previously out of reach. Examining how the effects of meditation, deep breathing, yoga and mindfulness can enhance our cognition, change our physiology, rewire our brain and transform our perspective of reality.