|Greetings everyone,I trust everyone has managed to enjoy the beautiful weather over the weekend, and is feeling positive about our first full week at school.
A very big thank you to everyone that made the effort to come along to our information evening last week. We feel very blessed by the many supportive families that are part of the RCS community and appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to build an understanding of what’s happening in 2017 and how we can work together to see good things for your children.
This term in Living Christianly we are focussing on The Beatitudes. When considering what to teach, the staff discussed how we can find peace through our attitudes rather than our circumstances. By exploring The Beatitudes we will examine the blessings we can receive from God when we have a humble attitude towards him. This links in with our Health focus on emotions. The intention with both of these areas for learning is that our students will begin to develop an awareness of their own emotions in different circumstances and start to develop strategies to harness these emotions and then respond to them in a peaceful, positive manner, thereby creating more peace in their own lives and the lives of those around them.
What a challenge to us as adults in the lives of these children! What do we model to them in our reactions to frustration, anger, sadness, stress or fear? Dealing with emotions is a fundamental aspect of experiencing peace and fulfilment in life, so I look forward to where our journey with them takes us this term!
A reminder that the PCG will be meeting for the first time in 2017 this evening. The PCG have had a huge impact in our school community and have some great plans for the year ahead, so I encourage you to get involved.