As staff and students gear up for Semester 2 after a tremendously busy and successful first semester, it’s important to take the time to reflect on next steps and the goals ahead. In many schools, especially one as active as Chaminade, the time passes so quickly and the opportunity to reflect is often missed.
So, as Semester 2 begins with vigour, all students are encouraged to take the time to reflect. Reflect on the challenges, successes and next steps that came from Semester 1. This is a time to celebrate what was done well and to actively embrace what can be approved upon. In many ways, it’s the next steps that leads to the deepest learning. With a positive growth mindset (the belief that one can achieve), students can thrive and find their personal success.
It’s important to recognize that reflection and goal setting enables self-regulation and thus an individual’s ability to adapt and thrive. For some students, this can be a challenge, but with a rich partnership between home and school, the power of reflection, goal setting and self-regulation can be tools that shape positive and meaningful results.
Think about this: NBA legend, Michael Jordan was once cut from his high school basketball team and Walt Disney was once fired for a lack of creativity while working at a small local paper. This is to say that all students must have the hope that they can achieve their dreams and that with each new day rests endless possibilities.
So, as we find ourselves in the early start of Semester 2, each student is encouraged to believe in their potential and know that God is with them. It may be challenging at times but with God’s love, hope and positive mindset, anything is possible.
If you need a bit of inspiration, just watch the video below.
As Semester 2 will move quickly, all Chaminade students are to know that they’re not alone. Don’t be shy to ask for help. Success is never found in isolation.
Post By: Anthony Perrotta, Vice Principal