William Ward put it well when he said; “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
Yesterday this school community responded to the situation we found ourselves in and got on with it’s job of teaching and learning.
We will do the same again today and we will continue to work together to ensure that every student gets the best possible education in the circumstances we find ourselves in.
Well done everybody and keep up the good work!
A few notices for today…
- We are following the timetable so be sure to be available for your teacher’s Microsoft Teams invitation at the start of each class.
- Continue to use your School Journal to note what you did in class and any homework you might get.
- Contact the school if you have any issue and do it straight away. The best way is by email to Mr Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Reynolds Greynolds.email@example.com
- We congratulate the students who represented the school so well at the BT Young Scientist 2021 and who did us proud. Well done to ye all and we are looking forward to the next big science event which will be our Scifest@School . So if anybody has any good ideas about a science project they would like to do, start working on it now.
Now we will take a moment to read the reflection that Ms Keenan will share with us this morning.
How you see the world determines the world you see. That’s why it’s especially important to start each day with a positive perspective. Remember positivity is like a muscle, the more we exercise it the stronger it gets.
- Attack Today with Enthusiasm— If you want an exciting life, get excited about life. Many of us wake up and just go through the motions. Our lives become routine. It doesn’t have to be like that. Remember your WHY today. We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.
- Stay Positive— Instead of focusing on your problems, focus on your purpose. Instead of seeing yourself as a victim, see yourself as a hero. Heroes and victims both get knocked down but heroes get back up, and armed with optimism and a greater purpose they create a positive future.
- Be Thankful— When you are grateful for the things in your life, big and small, you always seem to find more things to be grateful about.
- Replace “Have to” with “Get To”— Live life as a gift, not an obligation. We GET TO, we don’t HAVE TO. This simple shift can have a dramatic impact.
- Be a Blessing to Others — We are blessed to be a blessing. This doesn’t have anything to do with material things (although it can). It’s about loving, serving and caring. It’s about choosing to make a difference in the lives of others each and every day.