With A Mood of Gratitude…

‘It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude.
It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.’

A lovely way to finish and round off all the good work of a productive term with a class of students, is to take some time together in a circle, to reflect on what has happened, what we have learnt, what we have noticed, and all within a mood of gratitude and appreciation for self and others.
Sometimes it is the very simple things that a student will share, such as their joy in playing handball, or when they spotted the Tawny Frogmouths, or how they just love seeing all their friends each day and feeling happy.
Naturally, for our school community, as we near the close of our first term of 2021, there is so much we can take the time to reflect on in a mood of gratitude and appreciation…
For the beauty and lush abundance of the plants, trees, fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in our school grounds and for the wonder of the wildlife that abounds…
For the hot sun and the wild rains, puddles, mud and the warm nights and the bright moon, twinkling stars and cool misty mornings…
For the love of friends and family and caring for place; for the children skipping into school, for mums and bubs, for the sharing of morning and afternoon greetings…
For divine singing and recorder sounds with us once again; for all that we are teaching and all that we are learning; for movement and stillness and looking and listening together…
For Class meetings so appreciatively attended; For the camps we have ventured on;
For Autumn Festival together with generosity of spirit…
And for the great cycle, the wheel of the year slowly turning, giving us strength and substance and all that we need in our striving together.

May your holidays be filled with joyous unscheduled time, rest and relaxation.

Warm wishes

Paddy & Teera
Co-Heads of School