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Discover Huili—Wellbeing

26 Oct 2018

“Wellbeing means the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy.”—— Oxford English Dictionary The Huili wellbeing programme is a significant embodiment of our commitment to providing pastoral care. We aim to cultivate “whole pupils” who we help to become emotionally resilient and contented. Our programme is delivered during the first lesson of every Monday, covering elements of individual development, society, emotion, education, economy and mental health. All six fields are closely interconnected and each of them contains specific themes. Understanding your body, maintaining a healthy diet, keeping fit, disease prevention, safety awareness (road safety and positive relationships), being reliable, medicine and abuse, independence and self-esteem.

How can I become comfortable with my current self? Do I have common characteristics with others? Making friends and maintaining those friendships (taking the first step bravely), caring, internet security, respect and responsibility for others, exploring role models, environmental protection, philanthropy, integrity and inclusiveness, competence and influence. Identifying and understanding emotions, identifying trigger mechanisms, promoting positive emotions, handling negative emotions, empathy, kindness to yourself and others, tolerance, facing challenges and reflection. Favourable learning skills, expressing yourself, raising questions, organisation and management, active learning performance (including listening, forming viewpoints and assumption), occupational guidance, critical thinking, cooperative learning and sharing ideas.

Making positive choices, roles and responsibilities in the class, duties, occupations, understanding banking systems, entrepreneurship and social justice. Vigilance, resilience, asking for help and giving a hand to others. In each grade, we arrange these different themes based on pupils’ cognitive competence and social maturity. Courses will start with the easiest content, progressing through to the most complex. That means teachers will extend the depth and breadth of each theme as pupils elevate to a new grade level. Pupils from grade 1 to grade 8 will repeatedly focus on each of the themes covered by the six fields. We have prepared appropriate and engaging activities and methods to assist teaching wellbeing, such as concept induction and understanding, case studies and analysis and scenario demonstration. Meanwhile, we will guide pupils to present their efforts according to different themes, including tabloids, small plays and essays. These activities are designed to help them think deeply and comprehensively about themselves, their classes, school, family and society. Gradually, we expect to foster their ability to think critically, not only in the wellbeing courses, but also in their daily life.

Every Huili staff member is a practitioner and communicator of our wellbeing theory, regardless of their position. We will observe pupils attentively to help them apply what they have learned on campus and promote the Huili Identity (inspired, intellectual, independent, individual and inclusive) and Huili values (courage, kindness, integrity, respect and responsibility).  At the same time, parents are expected to set an example outside campus and inspire pupils to increase their own happiness by using the knowledge acquired in the wellbeing courses.