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In Gundy last night, we kicked off our community talks about how a conscious approach to wellbeing is woven into every aspect of Scone Grammar School life. Our Principal, Paul Smart and Dean of Students, Nate Atkinson explained this in more detail highlighting our support pillars and our school’s fee 2020 fee reduction to serve a wider community.
Sinead Scott, who has three boys at SGS, in The Yellow Cottage Preschool and our Primary School, shared some of her family’s experiences. The highlight of her stories was of her son in Year 1 telling the class about his character strengths from his friends’ perspective. Initially he was a little stuck reaching 1 minute for his prepared class speech. By the time he spoke in class, he spoke confidently for just under 4 minutes. Bravo Patrick! To Mrs Shearman, Patricky’s Year 1 teacher, what a great learning topic.
Throughout our school from The Yellow Cottage Preschool through to Year 12 students, and our teachers, we’ve been focusing on how to get unstuck in our learning. This is one of the learning dispositions from our Grammar Minds pillar and is crucial for Building Learning Power.
It also highlighted family perseverance and teamwork through maximising all those car trips between Moonan Flat and Scone! Well done to Sinead, Ollie and William for supporting Patrick.
As a team from Scone Grammar School, we want to extend our gratitude to the families who came along last night and who will join us at our series of talks throughout the next couple of weeks. It was a great opportunity to discuss individual experiences and explain some of the wellbeing impacts on learning from the structure of our SGS pillars within a small, committed group.
Our Community Talks are listed here so please click on the relevant event for more detail and we hope to see you at one of them.