No running club
Due to Somers Camp, there will be no Running Club for the first two weeks of Term 4.
Running Club will re-commence on Thursday 24th October at 7.30 am.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
Bonny Chisholm and Jane Barnes
Grade 34 Blast School Cricket Cup
On Thursday October 24th, Grade 3 and 4 students from Marlborough have an opportunity to participate in a fun, action-packed day of cricket. It is open to all girls and boys from grades 3 and 4. If your child is interested, please log on to Compass to pay and sign the permission slip.
Here’s some information about the day:
Grade 3/4 School Cups focus on everyone having a go, learning the skills and most importantly having a blast! With three action packed 45-minute games of eight per side plus a skills session to begin the day, participants will have plenty of opportunity to develop their skills and learn the Cricket Blast format for future years.
With no winners or future competitions to progress to in the Grade 3/4 age group, the day focuses on participation, meaning students of all abilities are encouraged to come and give cricket a try in an inclusive format.
Features of the Cricket Blast Format
- Everyone has a chance to bat, bowl, wicket-keep and field throughout each game
- Small fields and double zones – meaning plenty of runs are scored!
- The only penalty for going out is 5 bonus runs to the opposition – no immediate exit from the crease and more time to practice the skills of batting.
- Music and competitions make the day even more enjoyable!
I read an article recently that got me thinking about, of all things, ‘perfectionism’. The article began with a definition: “Perfectionism refers to a set of self-defeating thoughts and behaviours aimed at reaching excessively high unrealistic goals.” The article got me thinking about how we can help our children avoid the trap of perfectionism by encouraging them to set goals which are realistic, age appropriate, and achievable. Too often children feel they have failed when they cannot compete with their older siblings, cousins, or friends. We can help our children evaluate their success not only in terms of what they accomplish but also in terms of how much they learned from the activity, whether it is completing an assignment, competing in a sport, or playing a game. It is important for children to set realistic and achievable goals appropriate to their age and maturity. Perfectionism is not a helpful influence and can lead to feelings of anxiety when impossible expectations are not met.
Dorothy Dullege, School Chaplain
Bendigo Bank School Banking
Just a reminder that School Banking is every Thursday.
If you would like an information pack/application form please collect one from the school office.