Our next P&F Canteen Day will be a Pizza – Sushi Lunch on WEDNESDAY 10th of JUNE.
Please complete the order form (click the link) Pizza & Sushi Day Order Form and return it to school by THURSDAY 4th of JUNE with the correct money, in a sealed, labelled envelope. Please ensure your child’s name and class is filled in and use only one form per child.
UNFORTUNATELY, LATE ORDERSCANNOT BE ACCEPTED and CHANGE CANNOT BEGIVEN.
The Pizza is supplied by Eagle Boys and the Sushi by Sushy Izu.
Today Mr Greg Mitchell spent the day at St Emilie’s in our specialist classrooms and then after school with staff to share some valuable professional development.
One of the many interesting ideas we explored was the importance of supporting children (and ourselves as adults) to develop a GROWTH mindset.
Research shows that a student’s belief about their intelligence plays an important role in their school achievement, and that parents and teachers can positively influence the development of these beliefs.
Students who believe their intelligence is simply a fixed trait fare more poorly, especially as school becomes more challenging, than students who believe their intellectual abilities can grow.When students are taught the growth-oriented view—they show an increase in their enjoyment of learning and in their grades.
What can parents do?
Praise the process– children’s effort or strategies—creates eagerness for challenges, persistence in the face of difficulty, and enhanced performance.
Next time you are tempted to tell your child that he or she is the next Einstein or future Picasso, stop yourself. Instead, take the time to appreciate the effort they put into their work, not what the work means about their innate brains or talent.
Ask them how they went about something and show them how you appreciate their choices, their thinking process, or their persistence.
Ask them about strategies that didn’t work and what they learned from them.
When they make mistakes, use these mistakes as an opportunity for teaching them to come up with new strategies.
When they do something quickly, easily, and perfectly, do not tell them how great they are. Tell them, “I’m sorry I wasted your time on something too easy for you. Let’s do something more challenging that you can learn from.”
Look for ways to convey your valuing of effort, perseverance, and learning—rather than some empty display of ability. Instead of false confidence in fixed ability, these methods will foster a deeper appreciation for the true ingredients of achievement.
It is now abundantly clear that brains and talent alone don’t bring success. The work of Benjamin Bloom and of Anders Ericsson shows clearly that people of outstanding accomplishment—be it in science, the arts, or athletics–are often no more talented than many of their peers. In fact, their peers who seemed most brilliant at the start often turned out to achieve very little. This is most likely because, believing too much in the power of their brains and talent, they did not put in the effort that all great accomplishment requires.
In short, believing in brains or talent as something fixed and all-powerful works against long-term success in school, careers, and life in general.
Talking to your children about their brain being like a muscle – the more they use it, the stronger it gets is a great way to go!
Let’s all become more mindful about HOW and WHAT we say to our children so that we can develop a GROWTH MINDSET in school and in life!
On Monday the 30th of March, the Year Six students accompanied by Mrs Thuijs, Mrs Aquino, Mr Munro, Mr Davis, Mr Naden, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Tilyard and Jacob Aquino departed for Woodman Point for their Year Six camp. Among the many benefits camp provides is the chance to build leadership skills that can be brought back and displayed at school.
On camp, students learn teamwork and relationship skills, trust, responsibility, and are challenged to show courage and bravery to complete different challenges. Students participated in a search and rescue, rock climbing, ultimate sports, raft building, team building, soccer and an escape from quarantine. Some students quickly found themselves out of their comfort zone however with encouragement and a positive mental attitude often surprised themselves!
Being in a new place with different people and even being away from home for the first time might have been scary at first, however feelings of happiness, joy, excitement and pride quickly replaced any fears. Camp was another great opportunity for our Year Six students to continue to build on their leadership skills while having a great time with their friends.
Oliver kicked some goals on the soccer pitch
Scaling the high ropes!
Teamwork was an essential skill on the challenging planks activity
After the Year 2 assembly this Friday 8th Mayat 8.45am, you are invited to a simple morning tea in the lesser hall, from about 9.20-10am – a lovely opportunity for a cuppa, cake and a chat with friends and an opportunity to perhaps make a new one!
Feel free to bring littlies (perhaps bringing some toys and a rug might be a good idea too!)
Any Dads that would like to come and help serve coffee and cake, you would be very welcome!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
PS : PP Mums – you are then going to be pampered by your little darlings back in the classroom at 10.00am 🙂