UpSchool

A community resource by St Paul’s Primary School

At St Paul’s Primary School we take education seriously. So seriously in fact that we want to extend education beyond the classroom and have it filter into the community.

One of the foundations of strong communities with healthy people (both mind and body) is access to education.

UpSchool by St Paul’s Primary School is an online resource we invite you to explore,  immerse and be inspired by.

This free and growing resource centre is our way of sharing positive and inspiring messages that we feel will have direct and positive impact within our community.

Something in here for all ages 

Everyday Mindfulness – Activities

we are a social, spiritual and sensitive species that which requires a place in the community, emotional care, regular nourishment from the earth a connection to Mother -Nature, close friends and comfort from loved ones.

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Natural Medicine

The relationship medicine men and women have with the natural world has taken millennia to evolve, and it’s a relationship sustained through custom, respect, and balance.

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In Sync

Sharing music, making music and dancing with music makes us closer in physical proximity but it also means our brains are closer too.

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Prana Yum

Used for millennia as a gateway to self-mastery and a tool for self-healing, self-awareness and self-realisation, the breath sits at the centre of what determines real, and unreal.

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The Reasons Why

Whatever your reasons for taking the practice of meditation – whether it be to master your mind or heal the body – the success of your practice lies with your ability to focus and concentrate.

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I Am Enough

With the help of  research into neuroscience and neuroplasticity, we can now comfortably say that reshaping your mind and changing your brain is possible and anyone can do it.

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The Yogic Breath – Part 2

This pranayama breathing exercise is a fantastic tool for developing concentration and mental clarity.
Extending the length of your breath will extend the range of your life by slowing down your heart rate, increasing feel-good chemicals and reducing the symptoms of stress and anxiety.

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Daily Relaxation & Deep Breathing

Finding time to relax is so important to your health and wellbeing and yet we so often put everything else first. In just a few minutes you can totally relax your mind and body with this simple relaxation and meditation exercise.

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ADHD and Mindfulness

Because of mindfulness’s effectiveness in developing self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, cognition and concentration ts application in the treatment of cognitive disorders like ADHD in children has been adopted and explored by clinicians and psychologist as an alternative to medication.

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The Yogic Breath

In this pranayama activity, we move the breath from the lowest point of the spine to the highest point in six counts. The yogic breath is a deeply relaxing activity that helps to strengthen mind-body connection and trains you to stay focused and present.

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I’m Dying For A Hug

I’m Dying For A Hug
We live a time that has been defined by its scholars as the loneliest civilisation in human history.
With the advances in communication and the standard of living it’s highest in all recorded history, you would think this could not possibly be true, but it is.

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MANTRA Part 1 – The Philosophy Of Mind

Coming to realise that the thoughts in your head are not really your own and that they exist as a never-ending stream of consciousness means you have the potential to tune out of them at will. According to many great minds of science and philosophy, you attract the thoughts that you have based on the frequency or the energy you emit.

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Habits – Easy To Make and Hard To Break

One of the greatest developments in contemporary psychiatry and behavioural psychology is the knowledge that the mind and the brain are in fact two separate things and that with the power of your awareness you can change the structure and the chemistry of your own brain.

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Self-Awareness

Self- Awareness. To know and understand yourself, your emotions, needs and desires is probably the most important thing in life. It means you are more likely to live an authentic, fulfilling and happy existence alongside people and places that add meaning and energy...

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Taking Out The Trash

One of the biggest misconceptions about meditation is that it will clear your mind of any thoughts and negative memories and you will become completely empty and pure.

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The Iceman

Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our brain and all our organs cannot function properly and our cells will begin to die. By Emily Rack The Iceman Ages 12+ All over the world contemporary science and eastern introspective...

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You Are What You Think

Learning to conceentrate is actualyl a skill that takes practice, just like going to the gym to build up the strenght in yout muscles, you need to practice concentration to strengthen the mind. Developing strong concentration not only makes you more productive and...

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In The Now

In The Now All of us have been told to pay more attention, to concentrate & focus; but have you ever been shown how to? Learning to concentrate is actually a skill that takes practice, just like going to the gym to build up the strength in your muscles, you need...

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Mandala Activity

Mandala When we were kids the creation of the perfect colouring could become something of an obsession; each time we began a new page we would always try to improve on the previous artwork, making sure to stay between the lines, pick the right colours and apply the...

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Wu Wei, Your Way

Time To Save Most elderly people when asked about their life regrets will always say they wished they spent their time doing what was important; and it wasn’t worrying about money and comfort items, but spending time with loved ones... The Dalai Lama was asked what he...

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Breath is the Best Medicine

Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our brain and all our organs cannot function properly and our cells will begin to die. By Emily Rack Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our...

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How To Bake A Meditation Cake

How To Bake A Meditation Cake Meditation practice is a little bit like baking a cake, it requires certain ingredients placed in the right order, mixed and baked for a set amount of time to get the right result. Without a recipe or the right ingredients, you are likely...

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Mind and Body

Mind and Body Watch This Cool Video. Try some yoga with your friends and family. Learn why yoga is so important in helping us to meditate. Ages 5+ Please be careful in practising these exercises. Not everyone is able to participate in this activity so we advise you...

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You Achieve What You Believe

You Achieve What You Believe What you think can become who you are. Your beliefs underly the entire construct of your reality. When was the last time you checked into what you think and more importantly, what you believe? Unprocessed emotions and traumatic experiences...

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Colour Me A Collage

Colour Me A Collage Making a collage is so much fun to do and it is good for the mind, art stimulates your senses, emotions and your brain. Collage The art of collage began as early as 200bc around the time paper was invented in China. Collage means to glue, and most...

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Meditation Vs Mindfulness

Breath is the Best Medicine We need oxygen to survive, and without enough of it, our brain and all our organs cannot function properly and our cells will begin to die. By Emily Rack Meditation v's Mindfulness The goal of meditation and mindfulness is simple - it is to...

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