The mission to educate the whole person includes a comprehensive Health & Wellness program at Marin Catholic that proactively seeks to provide education, resources, and support to address teen issues. A rotation of relevant topics and concerns are chosen based on observations and behaviors of the student body, as well as current trends. These topics then drive the efforts to select speakers for student assemblies and parent education events.

Marin Catholic hosts four Health & Wellness events each year for students.  Each year, the school hosts two class level meetings where grade/age level topics are discussed, as well as two student assemblies where more general, school-wide topics are addressed. These events are planned by the Student Affairs Committee whose responsibility is to ensure the Health and Wellness Initiatives are being implemented and relevant to student needs.

Students who are concerned about their own emotional well-being, or that of a peer, should consult a school counselor or trusted adult.  Our school counselors can make a confidential referral to our on-campus therapeutic counselors who provide crisis management and short-term therapy for students and parents. The counselors may also provide referrals for individual and family therapy outside of the school community.  
Therapeutic counselors provide a safe environment for the following:
  • Crisis management
  • Alcohol and drug assessment
  • Assessment of students at risk
  • Alcohol and drug prevention education and intervention  
Parent Education events are calendared each semester to further reinforce selected topics. Marin Catholic hopes to provide parents, as primary educators of their children, with resources, strategies, and information to help navigate the teen years.  Health & Wellness email newsletters from the Assistant Principal for Student Life are sent monthly in an effort to bring current research, practices and helpful information to our parent community. The topics may be connected to specific issues or concerns within our school community or may address more general health & wellness topics. There is a concerted effort made to communicate with parents, students and school staff to be sure that all members are aware of the efforts being made to educate our community regarding health & wellness topics.
 

Storytelling Event

Each year, the Health & Wellness Program selects a theme that directs the focus of the submitted stories to be shared at this special event. Through the storytelling event, students and faculty members are invited to share their own, authentic stories revolving around a  theme. Students and faculty share personal, authentic stories of how lessons are learned after experiences that leave us feeling broken or hurt. The goal is to provide an opportunity for student voice while deepening our community that allows students to know and understand each other as unique individuals as well as their teachers. Marin Catholic is proud of its students, both the storytellers and the audience at these sentimental and inspirational gatherings.
 
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Themes

  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Stress and its Effect on the Body, Mind, and Spirit
  • Anti-Bullying and Respectful Relationships
  • Promoting Positive Self Image
In addition to the annual themes, drug and alcohol education is consistently on the forefront of Marin Catholic’s educational efforts and communication.