Welcome to an exciting term of learning, with many opportunities to accept challenges and make stronger connections to the Middle School.
Earlier this week, I asked the students about what they interpret an MVP to be…responses such as ‘most valuable player’ or ‘most valuable person’ were clear starting points. My message is to embrace all aspects of the meaning and to challenge our students to ‘flip’ the origin of it. I believe that we all need to recognise and celebrate the qualities of MVPs. So that we learn from others, see how others accomplish skills, analyse how others perform. Importantly, we also need to take stock of our own strengths and identify our qualities and celebrate being an MVP. Therefore, promoting self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth. It is “OK” to be your own MVP, as long as we balance this with regularly looking outward to appreciate others, celebrate team or individual success. I am excited about the MVPs in the Middle School, we have so much potential and so many strengths to capitalise upon.
Ben Green Head of Middle School
World Peace Game
Let the games begin! On Monday students in Year 7 V will commence their week-long pursuit of ‘peace’ during the dynamic challenges of the World Peace Game. A fantastic cross-curriculum learning opportunity, highlighting critical thinking skills, problems solving and agile communication. So many of our Scotch Oakburn Learner Attributes in action! I wish all Year 7 students every success with this challenge and thank Mr Simon Dray for his innovative skills with this program.