Hertfordshire Life May 2018

Hertfordshire Life May 2018

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#Vincit - Putting wellness on the curriculum

Happy, confident, emotionally balanced girls are best able to achieve and exceed their goals.  At Princess Helena College girls develop resilience, positivity, self-belief and a sense of empowerment, all of which are key to emotional wellness. This year, to embed this still further into the ethos at PHC, we have introduced an innovative new programme of learning and coaching, tailored to the needs of girls whithin each key stage.

The impact of the programme has been both rapid and impressive. For example, after learning how to develop a positive outlook, girls in Year 8 already feel they have better relationships with their peers and are able to resolve issues amicably. 

Meanwhile, the focus in the sixth form has been on building confidence and willpower, resulting in the girls taking up new challenges and reporting feeling better prepared to tackle difficult decisions in the future. And following much discussion on healthy bodies and the impact this has on emotional wellbeing more waer has been drunk and a lot more fruit and veg eaten.

PHC’s School motto is ‘Fortis qui se vincit” – “strong is she who conquers herself” – and it continues to resonate for girls in the 21st century.  It is fitting therefore that when we asked the Year 12 for ideas for a name for the programme, they came up with ‘#Vincit’. 

Take a moment to view the short video on what our girls and staff had to say.


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