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Closing out Semester One on a Positive Note

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Week 9, Term Two, 2020

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As we come to the end of the most challenging term in Somerset history, it is heartening to see our students are filled with gratitude and appreciation. Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year so far.

But, there is still so much to be grateful for; living in Australia, particularly the Gold Coast, our free universal health care and the fact our COVID-19 numbers remain so low.

It is said that gratitude doesn’t change what we have, it changes the way we see what we have. With that in mind, we asked our students to think about some of the things they valued the most.

Students in both Junior and Senior School made origami leaves containing words of thanks. The all now adorn the branches of our ‘Gratitude Tree’ here in the KIP.

Junior students wrote all the things they were most grateful for. Some of these include: “My mum and dad and my little sister.”
“Being back at school, finally!”
“My family and my friends and my dog.”
“I’m grateful for the beach and the sunshine.”
“Rice for dinner, every night!”

Our Senior students focused on the attributed most valued in their Pastoral Care classmates and teachers. Some of their kind words include:
“Thank you for being so kind and nice.”
‘Your intelligence is inspiring.”
“Your smile makes me smile!”
“You are so talented, I really admire you.”
“Thank you for being such an amazing teacher!”

It was such a fun and rewarding project and we look forward to working with the students again in Term Three.

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