Hello and welcome to my Principal's Note for Week 6.
We are now on the 'home straight' with only three weeks of teaching and learning to go for the Junior School for the year. It has been busy at school with the completion of the many tasks to finalise the semester.
It is great to see the school community in full swing and humming away like a well-oiled machine. Obviously, it is the great school community members that makes this school an awesome school. Keep up the great work!
Turning Young People into Adults
The major task for us as parents is to support the development of our children into adulthood, so that they become functioning, well-adjusted members of our community, with a strong sense of self-worth and self-discipline. Children need to learn how to live in a family so that they know how to live within a community.
Limit setting and creating boundaries for acceptable behaviour provide children/young people with valuable lessons in learning how to manage their frustrations, how to get on with others and how their actions impact on others.
The role of boundary setting encourages:
- Development of self-control, so that children learn how to deal with strong emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear.
- Respect for other's rights; to speak politely, respect other's belongings and learn manners are important life skills.
- Appropriate expression of emotions. Talking about feelings can help prevent misunderstandings and develop the ability to care for his/her own emotions and eventually others.
- Building self-esteem through praise and positive feedback for when things go well.
- Self-reliance and self-confidence through experiencing their ability to cooperate and problem solve effectively.
- Development of habits which will support their ability to function well at school, at home and in the community.
Having a number of clear, age appropriate rules which apply to everyone in the family allows everyone to know what is acceptable. As they grow, rules and boundaries need to begin to shift to ensure that young people have the opportunity to begin to take more responsibility and learn from their experiences.
Thank you to all, for another great week at our great school!
"The Charleville High Way" is to Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be a Learner. Four Values: Co-operation, Integrity, Organisation and Resilience.
Mr Justin Washington