This time last year we were returning to school after a period of remote learning. This time in 2020 we had Prep-2 students onsite and 3-6 kids working remotely. It is incredible to look back over the last couple of years and see how adaptable everyone has had to be.
There are quite a number of staff and students away sick at the moment which is challenging for everyone. Please use the RATs provided if your children are unwell, inform our office staff if students are COVID positive and keep them at home if they are coughing and snotty.
Planning for Prep 2023 is well underway. We had information sessions, come and play and school tours last week as part of Education Week. If you have a child starting prep next year, could you please complete an enrolment application form. Forms are available at the office or via the MPS website. Applications are due on Friday the 15th July.
Grade 5 and 6 Skiing
Grade 5 and 6 families received some information on skiing for this season. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the front office.
Balls at School
If your child is bringing a ball to school, football, downball etc, please make sure they have their name on them. That makes it much easier for the balls to find their way back to the kids. I try to get up to check gutters at the end of each week.
Resilience Project - Empathy
This next presentation from The Resilience Project is all about Empathy and Kindness.
Empathy is our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others to feel and see what they do. We practise this through being kind and compassionate towards other people.
Research shows that practising empathy, such as performing acts of kindness, taps into our brain’s ‘mirror neurons’, builds compassion and our behaviour becomes more social and community-based.
Here’s an activity to practise empathy and kindness:
1. Reflect on someone in your life who could benefit from an act of kindness today. It could be a friend who would love some affirmation about their work, your pet who deserves an extra treat, or a family member who would love a phone call or text message.
2. Make a plan for who you are going to show an act of kindness to, and what you are going to do.
3. If you want to add accountability to your plan, share it with someone else and encourage them to do the same thing.
4. Follow up with each other in a few days time, to ask how it went!
For mental health resources and support information, visit The Resilience Project’s Support Page.
Like always, please get in touch with us with any questions or concerns. Call or email your classroom teacher, call the front office, or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend.