This means that we encourage all students to do their best at all times.
We acknowledge that struggle allows us to learn. Parents and teachers are encouraged not to deny children the opportunity to face challenges by solving problems for them too quickly. All children know that if they can't do something, that they are growing and that they can do it with practice and over time. 'I can't do it yet'is a growth mindset approach. We aim to give all our children a 'growth mindset'.
term 1 INQUIRY - My identity
This term children are asked to integrate 'mindfulness' into their daily routines as a way of beginning to live more peaceful, 'in tune' and less stressful lives.
Our school grounds are in bloom and the native birds have arrived feasting on nectar. we see new buds forming on our apple, cherry and pear trees. our chooks are laying eggs and the grass is incredibly green.
We ask the children to be more mindful as they walk into school, to take time to truly appreciate the beauty around them, the mystery and diversity of spring. we also ask them to be less inclined to rush from one activity or conversation to the next and to be mindful of their 'presence' with others. we all need to stop, listen and become attuned to what others are saying and feeling. being mindful in this way makes us get the most out of our relationships.