Welcome back to 2021
It has been an awesome start to the school year with our terrific team working hard during the holidays to ensure learning spaces look amazing. There was lots of moving and reorganising, especially within our Early Year Team and their new spaces look like wonderful places to support learning.
We welcome our newest families and students to our Lockleys North Community. If you see new faces in the school grounds, remember to say hello and strike up a conversation. Last year, with many opportunities during Active Lunches, we made great strides towards building our LNPS Community - focussing on positive attitudes and behaviours and showing gratitude. In 2021, there will be a push on kindness, forgiveness and continuing to look out for each other.
Students have begun the year with 'Getting Off to a Great Start!' Our team decided to invest in the Social & Emotional Learning Framework with You Can Do It for Reception classes and Program Achieve for Year1-7 classes.
During the first semester, students will embark on discussions and activities to boost confidence, persistence, organisation and teamwork, while continuing to investigate relationships, values, character strengths and getting along skills.
During the second half of the year, our main focus will be on wellbeing, resilience and happiness, before investing time on social-emotional blockers, anger, anxiety, feeling down, not paying attention and procrastination. The themes and 12 Positive Attitudes are common throughout YCDI/Program Achieve and each year students will continue to build on prior learning.
During our first few weeks, students and educators develop agreements within buildings to ensure a successful year. Our agreements are consistent across our site - Learning, Communication, Treatment, Safety, Movement and Problem Solving - students participate in activities to support construction of our agreements, which connect to our behaviour expectations and our core values of RESPECT, CARE & CONCERN, HONESTY and the PURSUIT of EXCELLENCE.
Within the Year 4/5 classes, students have been investigating the 24 Character Strengths. Identifying the strengths that they believe they have and which ones they'd like to improve.
It is important that students understand that their Character Strengths will continue to grow throughout their life - working more on kindness as a daily act will ensure that kindness becomes a positive habit.
WE ARE WHAT WE
IS NOT AN ACT
BUT A HABIT.
The quote belongs to Aristotle!