Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22: 37-40)
Why would I start with this Bible verse? We have read and learnt from the Gospel according to Matthew throughout this term. This is the first book in the New Testament and tells us Jesus’ story and his teaching life. In the verses, Jesus shares the new commandments, the second being, “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
Although academics are important in our lives, understanding our emotions is also crucial. We need to show those around us the same emotions that we expected them to show us. And as you would know, this can have its challenges.
The staff here at William Carey have seen and recognised this. Last year we looked at and considered several different options. Our Counsellors walked this journey alongside us, and eventually, we decided on Second Step.
In the Primary School, we are working with the staff and parents to understand the importance of interpersonal skills before introducing this to the students. A person is successful if they can be aware of how they can be self-aware and self-controlled when interacting with those at home, school, or work. Social-Emotional Learning, or S.E.L, is the theory behind Second Step.
On the evening of Monday 6th March (Week 6), our Counsellors will be running an Emotional Coaching Parent Seminar. On Tuesday this week, a Broadcast was sent home outlining what and why emotional intelligence is so important. It also asks you to register for the evening. During the seminar, you will learn the vital skill for your child to understand their emotions and use them to impact those around them positively.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 6th March!
Mrs Gillian Coote
Deputy Principal Primary
Over the past fortnight the Prep children have been using paint in a variety of ways to learn more about the world God has made for them. They learn what happens when colours mix, how to make and name different shades of colour, how much paint and which type of paint to use. The children experiment with different which brushes and implements such as droppers, to achieve their desired outcome. Mostly they experience the joy of seeing a thought or idea they have, come to life on paper
Primary enjoyed spending a day at their primary swimming carnival. It is always such a memorable day filled with fun, excitement and sportsmanship. Thank you to the staff and high school students who helped the day run smoothly.