Learning is not linear and therefore it is expected and totally logical for students to lag behind for periods of time during their school career. Our students need to know that it is okay to feel a bit glum about school; that it is okay to feel a bit low from time to time and that this is completely normal. The trick is to accept this as part of normal life and pull up their metaphorical socks and soldier on. It is easy to forget that some of our students are very hard on themselves and we at QEHS want to equip our students with the resilience and determination to overcome these many minor set backs that a typical student will encounter through their school career.
At QEHS we aim to develop a resilient community; a community that keeps calm and carries on.
As part of our school improvement plan we intend to focus on areas such as learning, behaviours and emotional well-being. If you are able to offer any expertise in the field or just want to talk about emotional well-being please contact me and I will be more than happy to discuss this with you.
Mr N Allan