Education & Wellness
Self-esteem is as important to wellbeing as legs are to a table.
Zones of Regulation
Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on, as we all encounter circumstances that test our limits from time to time. If we are able to recognise when we are becoming less regulated, we are able to do something about it to manage our feelings and get ourselves to a healthy place. This comes naturally for some, but, for others, it is a skill that needs to be taught and practised.
At Summit, we use the internationally acclaimed Zones of Regulation every day at Morning and Afternoon Circles to explicitly and systematically teach your child how to better self-regulate by categorising their feelings and states of alertness into four coloured zones. This framework provides personalised strategies to teach your child to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem-solve conflicts.
Mindfulness & Yoga
You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.
At Summit, we teach your child every day that being mindful allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact on their health and quality of life. And all of our staff have been trained. Mindfulness is characterised by openness, acceptance and an enhanced ability to respond to the present moment. Our mindfulness practices enable your child to recognise and overcome the many ways that they may get caught in rumination, distraction or resistance.
After lunch every day, your child has a block of ‘Quiet Time’, where they relax and focus on their breathing, with the playing of a meditative soundtrack. During this time, numerous positive changes occur within their brain and body, including:
- reduced stress and anxiety
- more efficient brain functioning
- increased creativity
Yoga is also explicitly taught each week as part of the Summit PE and Health curriculum, along with gratitude journals, intention setting, and grounding techniques.
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for almost a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘special’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Her time at Summit gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, be recognised for her talents and participate in the running of the school."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is a confident learner and has a range of strategies which have helped her transition to high school."