21 February 2020 – Newsletter #06 – Juniors

This week started with a positive message in assembly. We are discussing the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and the message this week was on how to have a Win-Win situation.

Students learnt of a little girl named Lilly who badly wanted a garden to plant strawberries. Initially Lilly’s mom declined her request . Instead of sulking or feeling angry Lilly wrote a note explaining that she would really work hard to keep the garden healthy and she would share her strawberries. Her mom agrees on these terms. [read more]

14 February 2020 – Newsletter #05 – Seniors

You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” - Roy T. Bennett

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork where really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone good-bye and closed and locked the door.

If you're in comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile;
Success is there for you!

Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia [read more]

07 February 2020 – Newsletter #04 – Seniors

Setting limits for ourselves:

From a young age we are taught to set goals if we want to achieve something. Many times these goals become artificial limits, keeping us from achieving our actual potential. Roger Bannister is a prime example of this, before he broke the 4-minute mark for the one mile run people thought that it was physically impossible to achieve this feat. Once he achieved it more and more people accomplished it, we need to remember to move our goals, always aim higher! [read more]

07 February 2020 – Newsletter #04 – Juniors

As we continue with the theme of 7 Habits of Happy Kids, we moved onto habit 3 – ‘Put first things first”. This is probably one of the most difficult habits, because we are so used to doing the things that are the easiest or most enjoyable first, instead of what is actually important. We tend to procrastinate and put off the things that we don’t want to do, like studying for a test. I’m sure there are many of us that end up cramming for a test the night before, instead of preparing for it well in advance and eliminating the unnecessary stress that follows. Think about how good it would feel when we are prepared for this sort of thing. A wise person once said, “Do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do.” [read more]

31 January 2020 – Newsletter #03 – Juniors

As you know our focus for this term are our seven healthy habits. Habits that we can implement and encourage in our daily lives and how we can be the best version of ourselves, both in and out of school and the workplace.

For this week we looked at our second healthy habit, begin with the end in mind – “have a long term plan”. We are so quick to react and respond without thinking ahead, as a result we are never completely aware of the outcome.

encourage us to all try start planning ahead, think about where it is we want to go and what it is we would like to achieve at the end. Remember it’s not how we start something, it’s how we end. [read more]

31 January 2020 – Newsletter #03 – Seniors

How to Succeed?

We all experience failure throughout our lives. The important thing is to not hide from it but treat it as a learning experience. It is not natural talent that determines whether someone will be successful. The most important ingredients are hard work, determination and drive. If we want to succeed it is important that never give up and work hard every day to achieve our dreams. [read more]

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