For most parents choosing schools for their child is a major decision. It requires a good deal of research to learn about schools and their offerings. Throw into the process a determination to gain access to the ‘best’ schools and you have a very stressful situation where gaining access to schools becomes more about ‘getting in’ rather than an exciting step in your child’s learning and development.
Our word for this term is ‘Grit’ and forms an integral part of The Character Initiative. What is grit? Grit is the passion, perseverence and stamina for long term goals. Viewing life as a marathon, not a sprint. Up until recently, educators have focussed on student’s cognitive development, things that can be tested by standardised tests,… Read more »
Who Has the Keys to Your Car? How Emotions Matter to Learning Last week we were fortunate to have Executive Coach, Janine Stratford, come to speak to parents about emotional intelligence. Here are some of things she covered. “Imagine you are driving a car. Only one person can drive a car safely at a time…. Read more »
Tomorrow is our inaugural Gratitude Day, so we thought we’d ask members of the school community to share things they are grateful for:
This semester our character trait at Kilvington is GRATITUDE. But what do we mean by gratitude? Being thankful and appreciating things? Sure, we all say thank you to people when they help us, right? However, in this post we are talking about “practising gratitude”, not waiting around for something to feel grateful for, but actively thinking about… Read more »
With most of our Senior School students away at camps and development programs this week, we thought we’d take a look at some of the reasons why participating in camp is such an important part of school life.
Starting school can be an exciting time for children and their families and also a time of great anticipation. Last week as the 2016 Prep children participated in their first orientation morning at school, our parents were engaged in our first Transition Seminar, ‘Transition to School’, presented by School Psychologist, Sally Kenney.