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PBL + Pause Update

 
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Expectation for weeks 5 & 6 - I Am a Learner: Be resilient, persistent, cooperate.

These qualities are not always easy to teach or explain to young people.  At MSS the teacher models how the qualities look in the classroom and playground, as well as explain them.  Over the past week, students have been given the opportunity to look at how they "be resilient, persistent, cooperate."  We have even related these qualities to animals that show the qualities in the wild.  This week on Year 6 camp, the students will need to call on these qualities to overcome fears, fatigue and to finish!


PAUSE Update

Happiness definition: "the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one's life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile."

Over the next few weeks, we start to move into being happy, grateful, kind and empathetic.  Not only are we teaching our students to Pause and regulate their emotions, we are now extending this to help with personal growth and wellbeing.   This is not only beneficial to our students at school, but at home, sport and in general life.

Timeout at lunchtimes will continue for students in the unfortunate circumstances that Mareeba State School expectations are not met.  In timeout, students discuss with staff their behaviour and why they have been given timeout and how to correct the behaviour and make better choices.  Parents/carers will receive a text message to inform that their student has been in timeout that day.  Please discuss this at home and if you have any further questions, please contact the school.

- Cherene Trimble (Head of Behaviour Support)

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Last reviewed 19 August 2020
Last updated 19 August 2020