Niton Central News
May 3rd - 7th
This coming Monday we will be reviewing our school budget with our School Council members. I'm happy to say with the support of of Division we have a DRAFT budget that is similar to this year and staffing potentially remaining the same. This however is contingent on the number of students enrolled at Niton Central next year. If you would like to join our meeting and you are a current parent of one of our students you are welcome to take part. (Please see link below)
KIDS KONNECTION - This week is Education week and in recognition of this the students will be working on cross-graded projects virtually. Look for more information to be provided by your children's teachers.
A huge thank you to Parkland Composite High School for the donation towards our Apple Dumpling Gangs sustainability project. Parkland has offered to purchase 5 trees which will be planted by our students in the Butterfly Garden. If you would like to contribute please donate your "change" at the Niton Bottle Depot.
Learning In Action
Grade 9 Science
Star Wars Thematic Unit
IPADS from the NCFS donation
GNS - Good News Story
Summer School - Grade 9's
T.L.C. Virtual Learning News
Emotional Intelligence, what is it and why is it important? When we send our children to school we expect that their academic intelligence will be built, but do we have an understanding that Emotional Intelligence is just as important as their academics.
To understand this concept, we need to know what and why Emotional Intelligence is important. Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to have self-awareness and be able to manage your emotions. There is a trend throughout western society that suggests that people just inherently know how to manage their emotions but from the side of a school counsellor I am seeing, again and again, the impacts of children who struggle to regulate their emotions and build their Emotional Intelligence.
According to Daniel Goleman, a world-renowned behavioral scientist, and psychologist, Emotional Intelligence should be taught systematically to children. So essentially this should be implemented by adults, whether at school or home. Daniels's research suggests that similar to an IQ (intelligence quotient) score predicts a person’s academic success a person’s EQ (emotional quotient) can help with someone’s overall success. The reason for the is because someone that has a good EQ or Emotional Intelligence is someone who can effectively manage themselves when it comes to grievances with peers, stressors in school or the workplace, and ultimately have resilience when faced with challenges. When people can manage these issues efficiently they can reduce stress which is healthier mentally and physically. If someone internalizes emotions or is incapable of recognizing emotions their stress hormones can be elevated which is extremely hard on the body. Someone that has high levels of stress hormones consistently is more likely to struggle with heart disease, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues, and mental health diagnosis.
There are four elements to Emotional Intelligence; Self-awareness, Self-management, Empathy, and Social Skills. Attached is a link to a video that suggests how to develop Emotional Intelligence. Remember as parents and caregivers we are modeling how to be Emotionally Intelligent.