ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
Today is a day where we recognise excellence and that means not just in grades but in effort and in the way we learn with each other. We are a growth mindset school and know that the little habits we do every day become ATOMIC habits they give us great powers to learn. It’s the little things we do each day that add up and make a difference.
Here is some advice from James Clear author of Atomic Habits. James had a terrible injury in a high school baseball game and had to relearn a lot of things he used to find easy. He says follow these steps:
- Decide what you want to achieve.
- Try different ways of achieving it until you find one that works for you.
- Do more of what works. Do less of what does not.
- Don’t stop doing it until it stops working.
- Keep going.
You might be thinking what do I have to do to get an award? Award Criteria:
- Academic Excellence – eight out of ten grades are an A and the rest B (Year 3 to 6)
- Application – eight out of ten subjects are Excellent with no satisfactory
- Primary Values – for Excellent Application in the majority of Primary Values
As you can see the bar is set high. We have high expectations, and these students show that if you put your mind to it, you can reach these expectations. Please click the link below to view the full list of award winners. Well done to all!award winners
I also commend all our students who come to school each day with a positive mindset and ready to learn – you make our school great. Keep working with your teachers, try new ways of doing things and eventually things you find hard now will start to become easier.
And remember everyone is learning, we do it at our own pace and it is not a race.
Ms Joanne Gilmore, Director of Teaching & Learning
HOUSE CAPTAIN – MORNING FITNESS PROGRAM
This term House Captains, Finn Maddern, Frank Marino, Marko Perac, John Hallak, Hunter Marr, Ari Parisi, James Del Bono and Daniel Romano planned a Morning Fitness program for students in Reception to Year 2.
The Morning Fitness Session is run on Thursday mornings by House Captains for students in their House. This initiative was started as a way to get to know other students within your house and in preparation for Sports Day. Each week a different House hosts the Morning Fitness Session. So far, Blue and Yellow have run the fitness session with activities such as Red Rover, an Obstacle Course, Rock Paper Scissors Run and a running game. The younger students have found these sessions enjoyable and fun.
This term, House Captains have also started Whole House Meetings, which is a meeting run by the House Captains for students to play games and learn a chant for Sports Day. We have also started yard clean-ups in collaboration with the campus Youth Environment Leaders where at the end of lunch music is played, and each House needs to clean up their area. This is not only a team-building exercise but also helps our school community and environment.
Written by Year 6 student Frank Marino, St Paul’s House Captain