This Semester, Start Small, Go Big!

Date: August 12, 2021

The first semester of the 2021/22 school year has begun. Are you ready to make your mark? Why not decide right now, today, to make a real, upbeat difference in your life.

Start with small resolutions – doing 15 press-ups every night before bedtime, making your bed every morning, smiling more and frowning less, learning a new fact every day – and you’ll be amazed where these small resolutions take you.

Because all great things start with small things repeated again and again. Like learning that new fact. Only one, every day. Five years go by. You’ve learned one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five facts; not a small thing!

So start small, start fast and start now. Smile at your schoolmates and teachers when you arrive on campus, or when you facetime online. Listen more than talk, volunteer to help those less fortunate people in your extended community, encourage your fellow students on the sports fields, tennis/squash courts, on stage, in the pool. Be kind and respectful to everyone, including animals. Wash your hands!

The mountain climber who, squinting upwards, keeps looking at the peak will become discouraged. It’s by focusing on those thousands of small steps, one by one, that leads to a triumphant ascent.

What new school year resolutions do you have? Maybe it’s simply to adopt a more positive attitude, to be grateful for what you have. That’s good because positivity is infectious. Try this; every night before you go to sleep, think of at least three things that happened during your day that you’re thankful for. You’ll be surprised at how many there are!

You, and every other child, deserve a school with the values, educators, infrastructure and community who understand that – when resolutions become habits acquired over time – their students are embarking on that tricky, rewarding and challenging road to a positive, productive and fulfilled life; a school that makes sure that every student thrives.

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