‘If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings and grow.’ Alfie Kohn
All children have the potential to be great kids. It’s our job to create a great world where this potential can flourish. Stanley Greenstand MD 2007 – Great Kids
International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world on 21 September each year since 1953. This day focuses on the importance of peace in our world. As a school community we celebrated International Day of Peace yesterday with a ceremony and presentation of our own Peace Pole, by the Rotary Club of Cambridge to the City Beach Primary School and the Japanese School in Perth, communities.
The Peace Pole Project provides Peace Poles all over the world as a symbol of the hopes and dreams of people all over the world for peace on Earth. Each of the 250 000 poles around the world bears the message – May Peace Prevail on Earth in four different languages. On our pole the message is written in English, Noongar, Japanese and Spanish. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Cambridge for including our schools in the 100 Peace Poles for 100 years of Rotary… we are now a part of the 190 Australian schools with a Peace Pole. The Peace Pole will be set in the school grounds where our students and school communities can walk around the pole, and be reminded of the importance to think and act in the spirit of peace and kindness.
If peace is what we want for our world, our students, staff and families know that this starts with each of us…in our actions, thoughts and words. In our homes, our classes, our playgrounds, our school, our clubs, our communities, our State, our Nation, our World we commit to show:
Respect | Responsibility | Resilience in our actions each day. Each of us at City Beach Primary school has the right and the responsibility to:
- Work, play and feel safe at school each
- To act in a kind and courteous way
- Be treated fairly and with respect at all times
At City Beach Primary School our Future Directions Plan 2021-2024 has a focus on the consistent message behavioural expectations:
Be Safe Be Kind Be Fair
Our behavioural expectations foster peace, harmony and an inclusive culture. These expectations apply to our students, staff and the school community…each of us.
We know the powerful impact that your conversations as parents have on your children, and the way they see and contribute to our World. We encourage you to have conversations with your children that mirror the behavioural expectations of our school. If you have concerns about behaviours your child is experiencing or exhibiting, please work in partnership with the school to discuss what is happening, and how we can improve the situation for all of the students involved.
These positive relationships with our families are what matter to us. Thank you for supporting the work of our school in your homes. I hope you all enjoy a safe and fabulous two week break from school routines, and look forward to an amazing Term 4 as we fly towards the end of the 2021 school year.