MATHLETES OF THE FORTNIGHT
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
Thankyou Lareen, Sophie, Aasha and Evie.
These wonderful girls saw the playground was looking a bit messy and had the initiative to find a tub and pick up everyting they could find. WELL DONE GIRLS, and a very thank you from all the teachers and students for keeping our school looking fabulous.
CANTEEN - FORGOTTEN LUNCHES
Canteen ladies are more than happy to provide a lunch for any child who does not have one. We try to contact parents to advise and get consent but in some cases this is not possible.
However, the full menu cannot be offered. Items the children can choose from are:-
Vegemite or Cheese Sandwich $2.40 (toasted extra 40c)
Small Muffin $1
If available a Ham or Salad Sandwich can be selected $3.
Just a reminder that canteen orders can be made on line before 9:00am. Follow the steps below.
CANTEEN MEAL DEAL MONDAYS FOR SUMMER
Mexicana Wrap + Anzac Biscuit (small) + Frozen Jelly Cup
TRIVIA NIGHT THANKYOU
We would like to thank everybody that contributed to the Trivia night for Lincoln and the Mackenzie family. Your wonderful donations and all that attended helped us to raise a phenomenal $13,000. This is going to help the family tremendously. It was a wonderful night and from all the feedback a lot of fun. Again I wouldn’t have pulled this off without the wonderful community spirit we have.