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Grit

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 »

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How Emotions Matter to Learning

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 »

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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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