Student Reports were sent home this week and hopefully all families have had an opportunity to sit down and discuss both the successes and the areas where improvements can be made.
One thing that I noticed when reading them was the amount of comments referring to how good the students are at doing their best. This is a wonderful attribute to have as it provides the opportunity for ongoing improvement and success. I was very pleased with the overall standard of the reports and it is great to see that GHPS students are doing well at school.
Many reports also provided some really good feedback on areas to work on for second semester. These comments should form the platform for setting goals for the rest of the year and working towards them, always looking for improvement.
Remember it is ok to fail and not get things right the first time every time. Getting things wrong actually helps us learn, and gives us experiences and evidence to modify in order to get it right with the next attempt. Don’t forget that all of the ‘great’ people in the world didn’t start out ‘great’. They started out just like you and I, ordinary people who worked hard, got it wrong lots of times along the way, but continued to persevere until they reached their goals.
I look forward to being ‘great’ together in Semester 2.
STIRK (INTERSCHOOL) CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to our Interschool Cross Country team who were successful at the Stirk Cross Country Carnival last Wednesday. It was a super effort by the competitors, who braved the wet, cold conditions to triumph on the day. One of the things that was evident, was that whilst we didn’t win every race, all of our competitors finished in the top half. As Cross Country is a team event, and the total places of all competitors is added up to make the overall score, this meant that we consistently gained more points than the other schools.
Student in Year 4 – 6 (and possibly Year 3’s) will now get an opportunity to compete at the School Sport WA Cross Country Championships on 9 August. I encourage all of our runners to stay fit over the holidays and we will continue training after the holidays in preparation of this.
I was very excited last week when I was notified that the school had received $80,000 for the State Government to pay for a toilet upgrade. As students are well aware, our toilets are a little old and tired and it will be great for them to get a freshen up.
I am waiting for contact from the Department of Education as to when works will begin, but we are hopeful that it will occur before the end of the year.
THAT’S A WRAP
Can you believe that we are half way through the year already? Whilst we have all been extremely busy, learning new and exciting things, as well as participating in the wide range of extra events and activities that take place a GHPS, time certainly has flown.
I am extremely grateful of the effort and commitment of our school community this semester and as always, extremely proud when I hear the wonderful stories about GHPS in the wider community.
As is often the way, second term came with a lot of sickness, and some days I was astounded by how many students and staff, were away sick.
So please take the time in the holidays to have a little bit of rest and recuperation as we all know how quickly things go by and soon enough we will be preparing for the end of year madness.