Senior School News 15 February 2013 - Glasshouse Christian College

Senior School News 15 February 2013



  • February 19, 2013

This last fortnight has been very interesting as I continue to learn more about the College and to meet and get to know the students. You’ll be pleased to read that I still believe this is a G R E A T school and I’m excited about the opportunities that are available for students to take advantage of.
The swimming Carnival I observed last week was wonderful and it was fantastic to see that house Spirit is alive and well. The participation was excellent and I congratulate Ararat for their win.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, this term we are focussing on the “R” in our G R E A T set of values – Respect. Unfortunately the media often portrays our young people as lacking respect but this is not really the truth. I find it frustrating when we hear generalised statements of our youth. Very few students are disrespectful and those that are really don’t understand what it means to show proper respect.
This past fortnight I’ve been focussing on “Demanded Respect”. This is generally respect of authority. We must teach students to respect parents, teachers, adults and community leaders such as the police. We must show them that a person in a position of authority demands to be treated with respect.
This next fortnight we will look at the topic of “Earned Respect”. It is my goal for students to respect me, not because I demand it but because I have earned it. This is not easily achieved and takes time and a commitment to listen to them, treat them justly and always be fair.
Please take time to discuss the true meaning of Respect with your children.
David Heyworth, Head of Senior School

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