Week 6, Term 2
Hump week .....
Last Friday I went to a Principals Meeting, the best reality check that you can have. It was not all doom and gloom but I did hear stories of threats being made against teachers and students by crazy parents, carpark brawls, suspensions and provisional enrolments, gangs of thugs giving Gr 6's a fright before Secondary school .... and more. As I sat listening, I wondered about our school and about what might be different. It's easy to become complacent and smug but in reality, it could be us tomorrow. What I know is that there are a few factors that I hope that we have in place to prevent or at least lessen the devastating impact these events have on the entire community.
- Relationships that are built on respect
- Mature interactions with students
- A desire to get the best out of everyone because ...Every child matters
- A collective approach to student management
It's the little things that you do that add up to the positive culture at St Augustine's. A smile, a wink, a gentle approach, a quiet voice, a positive word, an 'I care' attitude, an encouraging comment and definitely no putdowns .....
Make sure that you begin your week with at least one of these. I promise, YOU will be the ultimate winner!
It's newsletter week ... do you have anything to contribute?
and the winner is ......
Who's doing what on Tuesday......
F/1 are off to OLSEL
2-6 are LAP'ing with Maree
Chris will use it as a network day
Jane swapped it for a Music PD on Saturday
Kathy will use it for Maths
Leadership team are using it to look at 'Leadership Capabilities'
Aides are getting ahead... for you
Christine is finalizing enrolments for 2014