Last Friday 16th, we were delighted to have a focus day around kindness in our school. Our Kindness Club leaders and House Cadets at the ELC shared with the students about what kindness may look, sound and feel like within our community. At 3-6, our Kindness Club came up with strategies for showing kindness out in the playground and we even had some Year 4 students launch a Friendship Colouring in competition. We are so very proud of our students and the incredible ways that they are trying to spread kindness in our community.
As Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”
We look forward to seeing you all at the Thanksgiving Service at the end of the term.
Vee & Richard
100% Kindness: Let’s raise the bar!
I don’t know about you but every time I turn on the TV, look at the Newspaper or look on Social Media there is bad news, negative news, sad news and news about people being cruel and unkind to each other and I wonder how we can create a world that is positive and kind. I am a great believer that we are either, part of the problem or we are part of the solution and I want to be part of the solution and I am sure you do too. So how do we make a change and raise the bar on positivity and kindness for the sake of our children?
We need to demonstrate positivity and kindness in all we do, say and how we treat others.
Positivity and kindness looks like:
- Saying kind things about people
- Looking for the positive in every situation
- Looking for ways to encourage, inspire and help others
Positivity and kindness doesn’t look like:
- Being mean or unkind to people through words and actions
- Saying hurtful or unkind comments on social media
- Being negative and gossiping
What you can do to make a difference:
- Role model kind behaviour in front of your children through your words and actions.
- Pause before responding when using social media – show your children what positive online behaviour looks like.
- Use and model the ‘THINK’ strategy before interacting face-to-face or online. It stands for;
Is it TRUE
Is it HELPFUL
Is it INSPIRING
Is it NECESSARY
Is it KIND
Every one of us can make a positive difference. My belief is that there is a school community that can make the most difference and that is St Stephen’s School!
So here’s a call to action for every child, parent and staff member; raise the bar, show 100% kindness, make this world a better place and bring Glory to God.
Thanksgiving Service 2018
Place your bookings here: www.trybooking.com/usef
We look forward to seeing all, students, parents and staff at our annual celebration of thanksgiving, where we give thanks for all the blessings we have received.
Register your attendance to this free event, through the Trybooking link above, so that we can ensure enough seating is provided for everyone.
Duty of Care
Connecting in Conversation
Building on the connections we made in 2017, I am looking forward to more conversations with you this year.
Please join me, Tracey Gray and Michael Charteris, Member of Council on Tuesday 3 April 2018 from 6.45pm – 7.45pm in the Primary Village for discussion around our students, community and school.
Please RSVP your participation to email@example.com by Monday 2 April.
Dinkum Dads – next Monday evening
Dinkum Dads is back!
Meeting this month at the Woodvale Tavern 7 pm Monday 26/3/18.
Come and join a group of like-minded Dads looking to support and learn from each other how to negotiate the path of Fatherhood. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other Dads, enjoy some food and drink for an hour and half and listen to some guest speakers along the way.
This month discussion will be based around how to spend ‘Dad time’ with each of your kids; being intentional about what you share with them during these times and creative ways to go about that.
No RSVP is required and feel free to bring your mates.
In 2018 our Digital Learning Specialist, Mrs Mallis will be travelling back to Bethany and with the support of the ELC community we are hoping to raise enough funds to replace some of the equipment that is no longer operational.
Funds from the Sausage Sizzle, Non-Uniform Day, Sale of Lilies and ice-creams in term 1 and 2 will go towards this fundraising endeavour.
Quiz night: Indonesian Service Tour
Please email Joy to book tickets firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 23 March 2018
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Cousins Hall, St Stephen’s School Duncraig
Tables of 10 available
Scholastic Book Club Closing this week
Please use this link: https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx
Make your bookings through the school website: www.ststephens.wa.edu.au