On Wednesday of this week we had the first of our Kinder Orientation Days. With enrolments sky high for 2020 the day started with excitement, joy and lots of people!! The students settled in particularly well while parents and carers headed to the Hall to get to know one another and begin an exploration and understanding of our exceptional school. I shared one of my favourite quotes with the new parents and wanted to take this opportunity to share it with you.
We look forward to next week as we continue our journey together.
It’s the Perryman Pass
The Perryman Pass continues to grow, I have not yet reached my goal so certainly need to remain focussed. Often when a goal is set there is an initial enthusiasm and energy that wavers after a period of time. This is where persistence and resilience needs to kick in. So with that in mind
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF YOUR CHILDREN NEXT WEEK!!
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week Lacey Rees and Chantelle Dixon-Stewart organised to re-plant a garden bed near the front office. Some of our students worked hard on the shovels and planted some bush food and medicine plants that we are hoping to use in the future for cooking classes.
3-6 Retreat Day
On Wednesday 13th November years 3-6 attended a retreat day at Tahtra. Classes were at three different venues, Kianinny Bay, Tathra Beach & Mogareeka. Year 9 & 10 students from Lumen Christi facilitated sessions focusing on the Catholic Social Teachings including solidarity, dignity and gratitude. Thank you to the Lumen Christi staff and students who were involved. The day was enjoyed by all.
Venue: St Patrick’s Library
Time: 7:30pm (1 hour session)
Date:MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER
Presenter: George Telford
Come along on the 2nd December to hear about:
- Growth Mindsets – what they really are.
- Fixed Mindsets- and why we don’t want learners to have them.
- Learning Language- and how you can be a big help at home!
- Praise- it can be good………. or not so good!
- The importance of the right kind of feedback - and how important the parent role is in this.
- Challenge- is it better to get the easy stuff right, or struggle with the more interesting and challenging stuff?
- Why your school is involved in this learning and how an already very good school can become even better.
- How a focus on improvement will more naturally lead to
- What high schools notice about growth mindset learners.
George Telford is a former classroom teacher and Principal in Victorian schools for 35 years. He helped implement these changes at his own school with results that you might be interested in! George is now the Senior Consultant and Australian Director for Challenging Learning. Challenging Learning are working with St Patrick’s on 2nd December. This night is designed especially for parents/carers and it would be wonderful to see you there.