As many are aware, our new signage around the school has made a big difference, especially for visitors and new students to the College. It was also the launch of our new website. Site plans for the new building (extension to the Mary Rice building) were also released. For a full insight into our brand journey please click on this link to view.
This term, our students have been involved in many positive activities and on my journeys around the yard, during the breaks, it is good to hear some of their stories. They tell me how they cope with many changes in their lives. Despite initial difficulties it is heartening to hear our students concentrate on the positives in their lives and not dwell on the setbacks. They have a growth mind set!
Current research suggests:
People who were able to positively reappraise a situation agreed with statements like: “I find I usually learn something meaningful from a difficult situation” and “Even when everything seems to be going wrong, I can usually find a bright side to the situation.” These people looked on the bright side of life, they found a silver lining in every dark cloud. There is a bumper sticker that says, “The essence of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere”.
As Wendell Phillips puts it, “What is defeat! Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.”
This week’s reflection:
“For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.” Luke 12:34