From the Principal's Desk
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Happy scholars are happy at home. This was the headline of an article that appeared in a recent local newspaper.
American psychologist, Gregory Ramey, goes on to say that he considers parents to be "the most important influence on their child's school performance." This does not diminish the role played by teachers and the pupils themselves, but if he is to be believed, it is a reminder to all of us parents of the powerful role we play in our children's lives.
He makes five points to support his argument:
- Parents must make sure that their children are prepared for school, having had sufficient sleep and exercise.
- Send happy children to school. If your home is happy, it forms a stable basis for children to go out and explore the world.
- Children who feel loved make great learners. Talk to your children about success, but also about how to deal with boredom, frustration and failure. Provide a loving home.
- Don't get over-involved in school. They need to know you care about school, but ensure that they see learning and doing homework as their responsibility.
- Grades matter, but they are not the ultimate indicator of your child's value. Encourage them to get involved in sport and other activities. Be as concerned about your child's moral development. Pay attention to their social skills, how they solve problems, handle failure and manage success.
I couldn't have said it better myself!
Please do contact our Admissions Secretary if you would like any further information about our school. You are most welcome to visit us.
Mr G Grenfell