The end of term provides us with many opportunities. The most obvious is the opportunity for rest and relaxation. The term is often busy for students, staff and families and the time away from school allows us to refresh and recharge, as well as pursue passions and interests we may not have time for during the term. For our seniors students in particular, the break provides opportunity for consolidation of learning, the setting of next goals and targeted revision. This empowers our students to maintain ownership of their learning, and to approach the coming term with confidence and direction.
Our holidays also provide opportunities for us to reflect. We can reflect on our achievements throughout the term and enjoy the success we have experienced. We can reflect on the challenges and obstacles we have faced, learn from these experiences and be more equipped to be successful learners in the future. We should be willing to let go of the beliefs that are limiting our growth and embrace our unique learner strengths. Most importantly, we should reflect on our values, behavioural choices, and interpersonal connections. We have an opportunity to take responsibility for our choices, and seek ways to demonstrate greater kindness, compassion, tolerance, understanding and forgiveness towards others and ourselves.
Finally, the end of term presents an opportunity for families. It is easy to be distracted by the business of day-to-day life, and we forget to dedicate time for those we love. Our holidays empower families with time. Time to spend together, time to strengthen relationships, and time create lifelong memories. We hope that all our students, staff and families have an amazing holiday, and we look forward to welcoming you all back for Term 3.
Please continue reading to learn more about the diverse opportunities and experiences our students have had in the recent weeks.