Girls’ Junior School News

Girls’ Junior School News

I was so pleased this week to gather with the girls for our first Assemblies since March! Funny enough, our last live Assembly was the International Women’s Day celebration where we heard stories of inspiring Tintern alumnus and their journey…I have been reflecting this week on how many of our current girls will one day be these inspiring women in the future? Many of these women shared the ups and downs of their journeys, certainly something we can all relate to after this year!

At Assembly we talked about being our best self and looking after our peers. Using the Tintern Compass to guide us, along with the GEM principles of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness to help support us in times where we might be feel a bit tired or anxious. The last few weeks of school are always busy, and this year we have noted that many girls are even more tired than usual. Our class teachers are doing a fabulous job of supporting and encouraging the girls to identify how they are feeling, and what strategies could help them to feel better.

One such way we will be exploring this is through the support we can give to others across our broader community who may be doing it tough. Research tells us that by doing something kind for others, we can indeed grow in our own self-esteem and experience joy. This year, as in previous years, we will be encouraging families to not bring in gifts for other students but to instead to bring in a donation to the Smith Family to support their Christmas Appeal. 

All donations, big or small, are asked to come to school in an envelope (due to COVID safety) and are to be given to the class teacher by Friday November 27. After this date, we will tally up our donations and make a gift to The Smith Family to assist in making Christmas a happier time for some families. We thank you for your support in this fundraiser.

Year 1 Learning

This week our Year 1 girls shared their learning at Assembly showing us the amazing diversity that has been occuring this term. The girls shared their passion for science through their environmental education, a farm visit and classroom problem solving. I was incredibly impressed by the confidence these girls showed as learners, and the manner in which they were able to reflect on what and how they have learnt. They demonstrated for us that learning takes places in many different ways and varied settings, all of which assist in making important academic and social gains. Well done Year 1 girls!

 

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