Events like the terrible massacre of innocent people in Christchurch last week can leave us feeling shaken. Our children might feel that their world isn’t quite the safe place they thought it was.
How many times have you read or used a word and thought you knew exactly what it meant, but when you actually stopped and thought about it, you weren’t so sure?
This week, we’re continuing on exploring ways we might encourage our children to value themselves in healthy ways.
Last week, we were reminded by Mr Valese that “God doesn’t make junk” and that every single person is a valuable human being. We know that many of our children and teens don’t see themselves that way, so how might we best support them in valuing themselves in healthy ways?
Each Monday morning, our Head of College, Paul Valese sends all students an email. This is what he sent this week.
We looked a little last week at what Dr Harris had to say about encouraging children to be explorers.
Each year, I enjoy watching the Australian of the Year Awards, where the achievements and contributions of highly respected Australian citizens from diverse disciplines are recognised.
Welcome to the start of the 2019 school year. For some students, it’s a return to the comfort and normality of their regular school routine; a time to catch up with old friends, while looking forward to the excitement of new classes, new teachers and new learning.
One of the things that continually fascinates me is the interconnection between body, soul and spirit. If we want to live well-balanced lives, we, and our children need to nurture and be nurtured in each of these areas. My own children are all adults now and one thing I can vouch for is that childhood passes very quickly.
For some school-leavers (and their parents) the next few weeks will be a tense time as they await their OP results. Some will have planned what they want to do for a career and know exactly what OP they need to gain entrance to a specific course. After that, comes the wait to find out which course they’ve been accepted into. Tense times, indeed for some.