K-Blog

What are you grateful for?

Tomorrow is our inaugural Gratitude Day, so we thought we’d ask members of the school community to share things they are grateful for:

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Practising Gratitude

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 »

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Helping children respond to change

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.

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I just want my kids to be happy

What actually makes for a happy child? As part of Mental Health Week, Parents in Years 7-11 were invited to join the School Psychologist Ms Sally Kenney and School Counsellor and Chaplain Rev. Janet Costello in a lively discussion about life’s ups and downs and how to help our students find the happiness in between. We had a fantastic response to the seminar and Sally has kindly written up some information we thought you might find useful.

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How we use technology at Kilvington

Every day there seems to be a different news articles on the perils of exposing our children to technology. Whether it be too much screen time or a decline in traditional skills such as handwriting, parents are bombarded with many negative messages often lacking in context and without any positive views to add balance.

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