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Counsellor Connection - December

Cultivating Compassion: Embracing Kindness in December

Tanis! Parents/ Guardians and Families

As December arrives, we're embarking on a heartwarming journey centered around the theme of Compassion. This month, let's explore the power of empathy and acts of kindness that have the ability to warm hearts and create a positive ripple effect in our lives and communities. Join us as we delve into the beautiful world of compassion, igniting a season of giving, understanding, and shared joy. At our school we  provide opportunities for our students to participate in activities that will encourage interactions with others and with their teachers. We have started our Family Group Activities and are focusing on relationship building.

Resource Roundup: Nurturing Compassion

Discover these carefully selected resources for parents and students of all ages, designed to inspire compassion and kindness:

For more resources, check out the Compassion page on the NLPS website.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In November, we celebrated the art of building positive connections. Share your experiences: How did our previous mental health blog post bring warmth to your family? We'd love to hear the feedback and ideas that fostered compassion in your lives.

Nurturing Compassion: Tips for Students

Students, let's embrace compassion:

  1. Random Acts of Kindness: Surprise someone with a small act of kindness. It could be holding the door open, offering a genuine compliment, or helping a classmate with their backpack. These little gestures can brighten someone's day and create a ripple effect of kindness.
  2. Active Listening: Practice the art of truly listening to others. Put away distractions, maintain eye contact, and show genuine interest in what they have to say. By being fully present and attentive, you validate their feelings and show that you care.
  3. Empathy Exercises: Put your empathy muscles to work by imagining yourself in someone else's situation. How would you feel? What challenges would you face? This exercise helps you understand and relate to others on a deeper level, fostering compassion and understanding.
  4. Volunteer: Engage in community service or join a service club at your school. By actively participating in projects that help others, you not only make a positive impact but also develop a sense of compassion and social responsibility.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Reach Out for Support

Need guidance or wish to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counsellors are here for you. Reach out at or call (780) 689-2118. Let's continue our journey of compassion and kindness together.

Here's to a December filled with empathy, kindness, and a tapestry of shared joy. Let's cultivate compassion and brighten each other's paths!