A word of thanks
Thank you to all of
you who take the time to let us know when we are doing something right, have
made a positive change or are moving in the right direction. As teachers, we
are all guilty of focusing on our flaws a disproportionate amount and are
constantly reminding ourselves and each other to practice what we preach. As
educators we know that focusing on a child’s strengths as vehicles to support
them to develop in areas that needs improvement is one of the most effective
ways to ensure that they improve in all aspects. We also know (as mentioned
last week) that focusing on the effort put in and the progress made is often
more important than just the end goal. We are not, however, always good at
heading this advice when looking at our own efforts or progress as adults.
This week there was
a presentation by Anna White here at the Primary Campus on the new Parent
A very recent new
addition to this wonderful resource is the ‘Notes of thanks’ section, below
‘Notices’, on the front page just after the ‘Letters Home’ and ‘Academic
Calendar’ tabs. This section is going to be a receptacle area for some feedback
from the emails, letters and cards that we receive on a regular basis praising
the efforts and progress made towards our mission and vision to be a
consistently outstanding school.
We felt it was such
a shame that the wonderful comments made about our staff and students did not
have a wider audience. As such please feel free to take a look and share the
praise given to our wonderful Alice Smith students and staff members; everyone
needs a good news story sometimes!
If you would like to
share a positive note, enjoyable experience or successful moment please drop me
an email, card or letter so that we can reflect on the areas that we do well as
well as the areas we are striving to improve.
Principal Primary Campus