Here at MSS, we pride ourselves on high expectations. For something different, we will have two expectations to focus on for the remainder of the term:
1. I Respect Me & You: Hands off! Feet off!
2. I Respect Me & You: Good Manners, Good Choices
Unfortunately, we have seen a recent increase in physical and verbal misconduct, sadly resulting in numerous suspensions and increased timeouts. Teaching staff will be continually reminding students that using your hands, feet, sticks, objects, inappropriate language, intimidation and inciting violence is not how problems are solved at MSS. This behaviour is not acceptable and there will be consequences ranging from missed privileges, timeout at lunchtimes, parent meetings, and short and long suspensions.
If a student is having problems, the process is as follows.
- Playground issues need to be immediately reported to the staff member on duty in that area
- In class issues need to be reported to the classroom teacher who is teaching the class at that time
- If your child reports issues to you at home, the first point of call is the classroom teacher
- All academic and/or learning concerns are directed to the classroom teacher
Please discuss this process with your child.
This week's focus is Gratitude, which means to be thankful for what we have and receive. The definition of gratitude: a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; Example: "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help." MSS staff and students will look at what they can be grateful for and how this looks different for everyone.
Respect & Collect Shop
It has been great to have a huge increase in students purchasing from the Respect & Collect Shop, so stocks are running low. This tells us that the majority of students do the right thing at MSS. Just remember, we are not able to do 'rain checks' and therefore some items will sell out fast. We know that a lot of students are saving for a scooter. There are only a few of these available, so this will be 'first in, best dressed'. Remember, 'do the respecting and get the collecting!'
- Cherene Trimble, Head of Department-Behaviour