Resilience & Art  

with Martin Heppell & Tania Di Berardino

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Date: Friday 5th May 2017
Time: 9:20am - 3:00pm

Location: Zart Workshop Area
Address: 4/41 Lexton Road, Box Hill North

Catering: Lunch and a light morning tea will be provided
Cost: $140.00 (including GST)

Victorian Curriculum Levels: F - 12


Part A: Martin Heppell This presentation addresses the strategies of Mindfulness (being present in the moment, not becoming distracted by unhelpful or negative thoughts) Empathy (thinking of the needs of others/kindness) and Gratitude (appreciating what you have, not begrudging what you don’t) and ways that these can be used to promote positive mental health. Martin will tell stories of his own experiences to highlight these strategies and their application in the workplace and at home.

Martin’s background is unique. He spent a considerable amount of time growing up in Borneo (whilst his father studied an Iban Dayak headhunting tribe). He was also educated in different parts of South East Asia.  He is heavily influenced by the morals and values that he and his family were surrounded by whilst living with the Iban. After finishing high school in Melbourne, Martin spent three years in the AFL system, playing AFL football for St Kilda and Melbourne and then for Norwood in the SANFL. Subsequent years were then spent travelling the world backpacking for nearly three years, and upon return to Australia, Martin studied primary teaching. After completing his degree at Melbourne University, he commenced teaching at Auburn Primary. After four years, he was appointed as the Assistant Principal at Auburn Primary where he held that role for another four years – focusing on student well-being, educational leadership and cultural change. He has also coached AFL football at the Box Hill Hawks, and as First XVIII coach at both Carey Grammar and Xavier College. In all environments, he has thrived in situations that have presented challenges and have required optimism. He is passionate about children being given the opportunity to be raised in a positive manner that evokes confidence and a zest for life.

Part B: Tania Di Berardino Learn how to bring mindfulness and wellbeing into the classroom. Be guided though a meditation and learn some techniques on how to develop your own meditation sessions. Followed by some hands-on art experiences linking mindfulness, gratitude and creativity.


Artwork by students at Hawthorn West Primary School


What's included:
The cost for this workshop includes all materials and catering so you don't need to bring anything on the day. Please advise any dietary requirements when booking.

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Phone: (03) 9890 1867
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