Primary 24/3/23: The power of a Smile

This week I want to discuss the power of a smile. Did you know that when we are born, we can already smile? It is a universal language that expresses both happiness and joy. Smiling can make other people light up and feel better about themselves. Mother Teresa once said, “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Here are ten interesting facts about smiling:

  1. Smiling is contagious: It can be difficult not to smile back when you see someone smile, and this is because we have mirror neurons in our brains that make us mimic the emotions of those around us.
  2. Smiling can reduce stress: Studies have shown that even a forced smile can lower stress levels and decrease heart rate.
  3. Smiling can make you happier: When you smile, your brain releases endorphins, natural mood boosters. So even if you don’t feel happy, smiling can help trick your brain into feeling better.
  4. Smiling can make you look younger: Smiling can make you appear more youthful and help reduce wrinkles around the mouth.
  5. Smiling can boost your immune system: Studies have shown that people who smile more frequently have more robust immune systems.
  6. Smiling can help you connect with others: You appear more approachable and friendly when you smile. This can help you form stronger connections with others.
  7. Smiling can improve your communication skills: Smiling can help you convey warmth and sincerity, making you a more effective communicator.
  8. Smiling can make you more productive: You tend to be more effective when in a good mood. Smiling can help put you in a positive mindset to boost your productivity.
  9. Smiling can help you cope with difficult situations: When you smile, you signal to your brain that everything is okay. This can help you feel more resilient in the face of adversity.
  10. Smiling can make the world a better place: When you smile at someone, you’re brightening their day and spreading positivity and kindness in the world.

Smiling is a powerful tool that can positively impact your life and the lives of those around you. Throughout the Bible we can read various encouragement to show love, kindness, respect, and passion towards others. Together, we can make the world a happier and more loving place.  


Do you know what to do if your child is absent? Along with Mr Hudson, the High School Deputy, I 

Do you know what to do if your child is absent?

This week’s High School newsletter article was written in collaboration between myself and Mr Hudson. It explains what happens when your child is absent from school and the steps you need to take to prevent receiving an “Unacceptable reason” on the school record. 

Kind regards,

Mrs G Coote

Deputy Principal Primary