Middle School News 21 February 2014 - Glasshouse Christian College

Middle School News 21 February 2014

  • February 19, 2014

Middle School News 21 February 2014

How can people build self-esteem? “The answer is never to get them to feel better about themselves. The ‘self-esteem’ trip is a dead end. “The answer is to have people feel connected to love,” according to psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend. When people already feel connected and accepted, they do not have to try to make themselves feel good.

Some good steps towards building self-esteem are: Having supportive positive relationships, setting realistic goals and plans, planning for success – seems strange but there are always things we know we CAN do – and celebrating these accomplishment. In the Bible it states: “There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you.” (Deuteronomy 12:7)

The Launchpad program was an opportunity to set some of these things in motion.

Other news

Wearing Hats: Students are required to wear hats anytime they are outdoors during morning tea and lunch. Hats are not to be worn indoors. Students who do not have a hat will be required to stay indoors in room G5 and will be issued a demerit for not having the correct uniform. Students who have a valid reason and a note from a parent/guardian for not having their hat will also be required to stay indoors but will not be issued a demerit.

Assessment Calendars are now available on the Connect school website. There are links on this website that will give students the opportunity to save this info to their calendars.

A Fair Trade assembly guest speaker this week will highlight for our students their rights and responsibilities as consumers.

Next week the Assembly guest speaker will address Internet safety, protecting your privacy and Cyberbullying. If you are interested in further information on this as parents please check out our Connect site (http://connect.glasshouse.qld.edu.au/ ) where we have more information under: Students and Families; Handbooks and support; Bullying support. You could also take a look at the new Google Safety Centre and discover simple tools and tips to help keep you and your family safe and secure online.http://www.google.com/safetycenter/

We are also hoping to get a confidential bullying form up on this site so that students can report issues directly to Mrs Vreeling for follow up.

iPad Issues

At the moment, while we encourage students to NOT have games on their iPads or at least remove them while at school, we have tolerated games. If however, a student is found to be playing games at school – they will have restrictions placed on their iPad, which will not allow them to upload apps from the Appstore.

When an iPad is damaged, students will need to report this. If it involves other students and/or circumstances beyond their control, no matter how small the damage, it should be reported so that it can be followed up with those involved. If it is the student’s fault but the iPad is still useable, students can continue to use it until it becomes too damaged to use and then report it. Once the iPad has been handed in for repairs, if the damage is the student’s responsibility, the bill must be paid promptly.

Coming up this term

21 February                   Morning Tea for new parents 9.00 -10.00am at the church

27 February                   School Photos. (Students must wear formal for the photos.)

26 March                       Year 7 Canberra Camp forms due

31 March to 3 April         Year 7 Canberra Camp

1 April to 4 April             Year 8 Camp

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