Middle School Celebrations

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As this newsletter is published, Year 9’s will be thinking ahead to final learnings, assessments and preparations for the end of year events – especially so to their ‘Casual’ – an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company, have some fun and celebrate together their Middle School journey. Indeed, it has been a journey and the  … Read more

WINGS with Carlee Mitchell

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

“Our Wellbeing provides our WINGS TO SOAR.” Wellbeing is our ability to feel good and function well. It is what provides us with the resilience to navigate the natural highs and lows we all experience in our lives while enabling us to cognitively, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically flourish. We see the development of healthy  … Read more

Finishing with Style

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

My youngest daughter has begun competing in Rhythmic Gymnastics, and so I am starting to develop a much greater appreciation for the sport. She trains incredibly hard with most evenings spent trying to perfect another trick. But beyond her love of the sport and commitment, it is the competitions that have impressed me the most.  … Read more

Encouraging Students to take social action

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

As the School Counsellor, a broad principle in my meetings with students at St John’s has been to not only acknowledge and listen carefully with questions to the difficulties young people face, but also, to help them to come to know they always have skills and ideas from other parts of their lives that will  … Read more

Promoting a sense of agency

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

What does ‘Sense of Agency’ mean? Having agency means being able to make choices and decisions to influence events and to have an impact on one’s world” (EYLF, pg 45) As children develop a sense of agency, they realise that they can make their own decisions and to control their own lives. ACECQA states that  … Read more