George Matthew Adams said, “We can accomplish anything within our ability if we but think that we can.”
“A life filled with regrets is a life wasted. Often we regret even more than the things we did do, the things we did not do, the opportunities we wasted.” ( Author unknown)
“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” ( Victoria Holt)
At Main Arm we want everyone to have a growth mindset – a belief that we can all achieve success – this belief comes with developing our YCDI mindsets?
It is vital that as a learning community we are working together and offering support – by being involved, by sharing the load and by having a belief that we can. Every day brings new challenges for our students, both at home and at school. Together, both as parents and educators we need to help our children in their learning journey.
Our staff have been busy reflecting on our school year – looking at ways we can continue to improve and knowing we will.
We are looking at Hattie’s current research around what initiatives have the largest positive impact on student learning and achievement.
We believe all students should be active participants in their learning and should have the necessary information about their personal progress and achievement to assist them in their learning. Our goal is to have our students “assessment capable” – able to answer three key questions about their learning – “Where am I going?”, “How am I going?” and “Where to next?”
Our recent visit to New Zealand demonstrates our commitment to continually embrace new and innovative learning, in our quest to ensure quality learning for all our students is at the heart of everything we do.
Within the next few weeks we will be evaluating and monitoring our performance for the year. We do this through self evaluation, surveys from community and students and reflection. We collect the data to inform our decision making.
Once this information is analysed, our targets are set for next year through our School Plan.
In 2016, we will continue to focus on the mastery of the skills of literacy and numeracy: to continue to encourage higher critical thinking skills through project based learning tasks, STEM and coding projects, and driving our positive learning habits through the growth mindset and YCDI program.
At Main Arm, we want to continue to keep working together, and ensure that we continue doing this, knowing that we are giving our students what they deserve – the BEST.
We are all role models for our students – we have a flame to reignite, protect and fan;
that is the flame of learning.
Enjoy the glorious weather and indulge yourself in life, love and laughter, and regret nothing.