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Strength of the Week – Curiosity

Curiosity. Sometimes I wonder where we would be without it and what we would be without… probably so many things; from this laptop I am working with, to the chair I am sitting on, and everything in between!
As a parent, I remember well the insatiable curiosity of my two young toddlers, and also their jaw-dropping wonder, sometimes at the most ordinary of things. It was priceless.

When we are curious it drives us towards initiating and achieving our goals. It also allows us to be more open-minded so we can understand each other better and value the richness each of us brings more, which invariably helps us grow as people and as a community with a much stronger sense of belonging.

Curiosity is an amazing strength because it fuels innovation and discovery. It helps us to love what we learn and to establish flow, that feeling of being completely immersed in whatever our passion is.  As a result, Curiosity can also lead to creativity and to a plethora of other strengths.

Importantly, Curiosity can also help us to confront things that challenge us… try wondering in the face of concerns and see if it does help to break down some of the walls that might otherwise appear!

This week, as in every other, students have had so many opportunities to explore curiosities. In Pastoral Care, we were also fortunate to have Brainstorm Productions visit and present their performance Wired, for Year 7, 8 and 9 students.

There are many historic greats who credit their success to curiosity – Einstein is just one of them. “I have no special talents,” said Albert Einstein. “I am only passionately curious.”

Have a wonderful Week 9 working towards exploring curiosities and understanding each other better!

Tonia Carfora, Year 7-9 Wellbeing Initiatives Leader