From the Head of Primary
Written on the 2 February 2017 by Mrs Emily Sayer
Welcome back to all students and families to the new school year. I loved seeing the primary boys coming back with big smiles and seeing their friends again and catching up on holiday news. As is tradition, we started the year with some warm weather but this did not stop us from our learning and fun.
The Learning Pit
Regardless of whether students are easily engaged or not, learning is not always easy if it is done correctly. John Hattie, Visible Learning expert, writes that learning should be a challenge at times. He says that learning is hard work. Yes, it's supposed to be fun and inspiring, but challenge is important as well. The analogy of getting into the pit of learning is used to help explain this thinking. You need to move from your comfort zone, face some challenges, become stronger more confident in how to tackle these challenges and then you start moving out of the pit. On the way, you may also help others whilst they are in the learning pit too. If you would like to learn more about this, I have included a YouTube link for a video by James Nottingham. Stay tuned for lots of great conversations and visuals around the primary space.
Meet the Teacher Evening Tuesday 7 February
God's blessings and peace in the coming week.
Author: Mrs Emily Sayer
About: Mrs Sayer is the Head of Primary. She teaches Year 3 and Year 4 Religious Education. Her co-curricular areas focus on Auskick and soccer for the early years students and working with middle school students on Voice of Youth, public speaking forum.