In February and March we have been focussing on the character trait of Perseverance. This trait is very important for students to practice at school but in life as well. By having perseverance we can develop a growth mindset. A mindset that allows for failure yet does not accept failure instead, learns from it. With optimism and perseverance.... anything is possible!
In Math class, our students have been working on not only persevering when solving problems but also demonstrating their reasoning and proving skills as well. It takes these skills to think through a problem and find a solution. It takes perseverance to work at solving this problem even when we just want to quit....we do not quit....we may fail but we try again.... This belief serves us well in all aspects of life, in any problem we have to solve, be it academic, social or emotional. We must model perseverance and help our children grow into resilient, productive and happy individuals.
On Tuesday, March 7th we will have our Character Assembly hosted by Mr. Kaiman's grade 7/8 class. We will celebrate those students who have been demonstrating this character trait at school. Parents are always welcome to join us.
We hope to encourage all our students to embrace a growth mindset, to not be afraid of making mistakes as long as they keep trying and always persevere through their challenges towards success.