The Summer League finals were held today, with Patrick's and Giles' teams playing each other in the senior league and Aaron's and Diarmuid's teams playing in the junior league final. Well done to all! Our captains were very fair and inclusive to all their team mates and our supporters also did well encouraging both teams today!
A big go raibh míle do Liam also, a past pupil of St. Mary's, for reffing the league matches.
Our PE coach Graham also kindly organised a Gaelic football tournament in the Astro Turf for the boys this morning. A big 'Go Raibh Míle' do Graham!!
It is so important to take care of our own wellbeing. We are practising, talking about and engaging in mindfulness and wellbeing lessons in school to help develop our mindset and look after our wellbeing.
4th and 5th class have been discussing how important it is to recognise how we're feeling and then how we respond to them. We have been learning and talking about how to change some 'negative' feelings into 'positive' feelings, for example, jealous that the person beside you always knows their tables! - instead of responding negatively e.g. putting yourself down, respond positively, for example, I need to go home and learn them - I can do it!
Yoga and mindful breathing is an important part of our school life this year too.
During these lessons, the importance of talking about how we feel was brought up and discussed. We looked at the saying:
'A problem shared is a problem halved'
and it still remains true to this day!
***Growth Mindset ***
4th and 5th class have been engaging in lessons in Growth Mindset or 'growing our brains'. Sometimes it is easy to focus on the things that we may not be so good at and ignore the things that we are good at.
Growth Mindset encourages everyone to 'count your blessings, not your problems.'
It is all about the idea that our skills, talents, knowledge etc. CAN be developed.
Having a growth mindset is the opposite of a fixed mindset. Take the phrases below as examples:
Don't think: Do think:
I am no good at this! What can I do to improve?
This will do! Is this my best work?
I'll never do it, it's too hard! This may take some time and effort.
I made a mistake. Mistakes help me to learn and improve
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