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Oakhill College seeks to reflect, rather than react

Posted by Julia Goonan on 12 August 2020
Oakhill College seeks to reflect, rather than react

Oakhill College have been working on YouTube and many digital mediums to work through the challenge of COVID-19, but also the Black Lives Matters Movement. A recent video that was produced in the school and published on YouTube was created to lead prayer and reflection for students to use. Mental stability is of constant concern in today's day and age, and Oakhill is finding ways for students to recognise when they are unhappy and teaching them to reflect and reach out for help when they recognise a change in their emotions.

Br Pat McCarthy introduces that we as a community are Lasallian. As Lasallians, we should live reflective lives, rather than reactive lives. The school will begin term three by adding a 5-minute reflective period at the end of every Tutor group session every Monday. This will enable students to learn to reflect, since ancient philosophers, as Br Pat says in the video, that a life that isn't reflective isn't a life worth living.

Br Pat reflects:

"What does it mean to truly be in the presence of God? I can be quiet and still, be mindful, live happily with myself and be in the presence of others and listen to what they say and what they don't say"

This is the aim for all Lasallians within the school that Br Pat is working towards.

The video was directed by Laurainne Marshall and edited by Matt Murrie and Franco De Joya. It can be found here 

Author: Julia Goonan
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