With the school year’s exciting new beginnings and upcoming challenges, it is normal but to feel a little fretful and jittery as the days slowly unfold.
Author of “7 Habits of Happy Kids” Sean Covey (son of Stephen Covey) suggests these helpful habits that inspire positive and happy practices which aim to provide the students the best head start needed to breeze through the year confidently and with all smiles.
Habit 1 – Being Proactive
Habit 2 – Beginning with the End in Mind
Habit 3 – Putting First Things First
Habit 4 – Thinking Win-Win
Habit 5 – Seeking First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6 – Synergizing
Habit 7 – Sharpening the Saw
There are certainly a lot of things for you to discover throughout the school year. Keep an open mind even when there are things that seem unfamiliar, your experiences in school will help you to gain valuable life lessons and we also hope that they can bring you joy in your days in school. Lastly, do not hesitate to ask for help from the people in school. There are a lot of people who are willing to guide you and all you have to do is ask.
Now that we are a few weeks in, we do hope that you have been adjusting well in school. Here are a few more things that you can do to equip you for the school year ahead:
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Have a great school year!
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The Guidance Counselor is one of the school personnel who could help you. S/he makes sure that you are happy and having fun while learning in school. She also makes sure that you have all the necessary skills to grow up to be men for others endowed with a passion for justice and the skills for development.
Here are the things that your Guidance Counselor can do for you:
The goal of our Guidance periods is to help nurture your strengths, interests and abilities, as you learn various knowledge, skills and values that will help you grow into well-rounded individuals.
We have carefully chosen our Guidance topics in order to help address your different needs, provide you with helpful tips and allow you to effectively respond to your experiences. We also hope that through our program, we would be able to help you further discover your abilities and continue to develop them.
The scope of our Guidance curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the awareness, development and application in the following areas of focus:
“No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” – Emma Goldman