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Posted on: September 16th 2016

I would like to welcome all the families of new children joining us from the Infant Community all the way up to Form 6 and welcome back all the families of returning students. Also, congratulations to our new Head Boy Casper Priest and our new Head Girl Daisy Dawes. Casper and Daisy will be sharing their first video blog of the year in the next newsletter - so please look out for this.

The staff have done an excellent job in helping the children settle so quickly and there is a palpable positive energy in every class. With the start of the new academic year comes the launch of our Core Values. These are attributes that, as a school community, we actively promote and nurture in the children. Over the course of the next half term we will be introducing one every week and building the children's understanding through a range of opportunities. The core values the children have been working on over the last two weeks are Caring and Reflective and it is fantastic to see the impact that these are already having both in and out of school. Please find time to talk about the language of the core values with your children at home; these are the definitions that we have shared so far:

Caring

We show kindness, empathy and respect. We are compassionate, thoughtful and take action to support others and protect the environment.

Reflective

We consider honestly our approach to learning and behaviour. We think carefully about the consequences of our actions in order to make responsible choices and grow.

There are already examples of children putting the core values into practice from being incredibly courteous, actively helping their friends to cleaning up their neighbourhood. I will be sharing more about the Core Values and their impact during the SDP presentations next week. 

We look forward to working in partnership with you to develop these values in the children and throughout our community and look forward to a successful year at Norfolk House.

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