Mary's Mount Primary School
10 May 2019 | Term 2 | Week 2
BLESSINGS TO ALL OUR WONDERFUL MUMS AND GRANDMOTHERS
BEDS AND OARS!
A few years ago, I attended a leaders and coaching conference. The conference covered a myriad of areas in education, however we were also introduced to a great tool that we could use in our schools. This is why I am sharing it with you.
This tool is often used in organisations trying to embed the values into the way people work, and can be used in a coaching sense when helping to unpack someone’s thinking. Really, it can be used in any work place. Over the last couple of years, I have used this tool with our staff and students in the upper classes.
The tool is called; “Above the line or below it”; some call it “Above the Magic Line”. Have a look at the diagram below:
Above the line are three words : Ownership, Accept/Accountability and Responsibility. Taking ownership, accepting and taking responsibility for your attitude and actions.
Below the line are another three words: Blame, Excuses and Denial. Not taking responsibility, not accepting your responsibilities and actions, and blaming others.
Above the line is OAR – the mindset of champions.
Below the line is BED – the victim mentality.
At times we hear the saying : “get out of BED and pick up your OARs”
Next time something happens to you, ask yourself: Am I above the line or below it?
This week I spoke with our Years 4 to 6 students about this tool and we explored it together. You could make them aware of the concept as part of their development. We spoke about being aware of our attitudes towards our work and work ethic, and we also spoke about setting our expectations for the behaviours and thinking that we need in our work to keep us above the line.
Throughout our conversation, we also mentioned the fear of making mistakes, and how it causes anxiety in some students. I spent some time explaining to the students that it is okay to make mistakes and that we learn from making mistakes.
I would encourage you as parents to also support this and train your child to think more in the positive manner. The more we can take this fear of making mistakes away from their thought process, the better.
What a great afternoon we had at our Lapathon this afternoon!
Thank you to our P&F for adding some 'colour' fun and bubbles this year as well as some great tunes too thanks to our P&F President Mr Martin. Once again, thank you to Mrs Smith for arranging the event and organising our collection cards, record sheets and certificates.
An event like this involves many people, and it is such a fun event that our students just love, so we are very appreciative of everyone's involvement and seeing our school community come together. It was also great seeing lots of parents out there on the oval.
Our Year 2 students put on a wonderful assembly this morning dedicated to all of our mums. I wish all of the wonderful women in our community a very special and blessed Mother's Day this weekend. I personally, will be visiting my mum and spending time with my family on Sunday.
God Bless you all and your families.
THANK YOU P&F FOR A GREAT LAPATHON!
IMPORTANT DATES - WEEK 3
NAPLAN commences - Years 3 and 5
Tuesday 14 May
7.30am - Mazenod Tutoring (Library)
7.45am - Running Club - Years 4,5 and 6
Wednesday 15 May
8.15am - Choir Practice
2.45pm - Rosary (Chapel)
* Scholastic Book Club Due
Thursday 16 May
7.45am - Running Club - Years 1, 2 and 3
Friday 17 May
9.30am - Pre Primary to Year 2 : Cross Country
1.40pm - Year 3 to Year 6 : Cross Country
** NOTE THE FOLLOWING CALENDAR CHANGES **
Reconciliation Parent Workshop
Tuesday 21 May @ 6pm @ Holy Family Parish Kalamunda
Eucharistic Parent Workshop
Wednesday 5 June @ 6pm @ Mary's Mount Primary School
Click here to view the full Term 2 Planner (last updated 9 May 2019)
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SUSTAINABILITY : LATEST HEADLINES
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Last months stories posted were:
* “Own your own impact WA” puts it simply
* None of our plastic stationary is going to landfill
* Woolworths Junior landcare grant awarded to ECE Area
* Colgate Oral Care Terracycle update
* Soap Aid - How we are making a difference in the lives of others
If any parents would like to offer any suggestions, provide feedback with the intention to improve our sustainability efforts or would like to get involved into our initiative (big or small) please feel welcome to contact Belinda Henderson by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together we can make a difference.
PLEASE JOIN US IN THE ROSARY
We invite parents and families to arrive at school a little earlier on Wednesday's for pickup and join us in the chapel.
We hope to see you there.
Woolworths Earn and Learn - Keep Collecting!
Woolworths has launched Earn & Learn, and we're once again involved. For those parents who aren't aware of the program, if you shop at Woolworths between 1st of May and the 25th of June you can earn stickers. Our school will be collecting these stickers which we'll be able to swap for new school equipment; things like art and craft supplies, sports gear, teaching aids, and more.
Last time this program ran, we were able to source some great new equipment for our classes including light boxes, math resources and sport equipment.
So for any parents who shop at Woolworths, please collect those stickers and drop them in to our collection box, which is located in the school office. There is also a collection box at Woolworths Kalamunda with our school's name on it.
Thanks for helping out! be sure to tell your family and friends too!
GUMNUT CANTEEN ROSTER TERM 2
Week 3 - Friday 17 May
Canteen Orders (9am to 11am) Naomi Roughsedge
Volunteer 1 (9am to 1pm) Bec Deluca
Volunteer 2 (11am to 2pm) Carla Ierace
Week 4 - Friday 24 May
Canteen Orders (9am to 11am) Lyn Breadsell
Volunteer 1 (9am to 1pm) Kelly Peters
Volunteer 2 (11am to 2pm) Lyn Breadsell
HOLY FAMILY PARISH NEWS
Mary’s Mount Primary School is the parish school for Holy Family Church in Kalamunda.
Fr. Antony Suresh celebrates mass with us each fortnight and the sacrament of reconciliation with the older students once a term.
Parish Priest : Fr Antony Suresh
Parish Secretary : Louisa Sizer
This Week : Fourth Sunday of Easter
CARNIVAL FEVER 2019
Due to popular demand CARNIVAL FEVER is back for 2019, held from the 1st-3rd June at the Cannington Exhibition Showgrounds.
Carnival Fever is a family community event with unlimited rides and entertainment for one low price. The event is aimed at all ages and is the only event in Perth where one ticket allows you to ride free all day 10-5pm. No sessions here! Just all day UNLIMITED FUN!
Meet and greet Cookie Monster and Elmo and watch their stage show. As well as New Horizons Pro Wrestling competing for the FEVER CUP! Get ready for some amazing parkour from the guys at X5 Academy, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Food Trucks and more! Unlimited Fun
Over 3 Huge Days! Take advantage of this opportunity and take the whole family out for the day.
More details are available from www.carnivalfever.com.au