We constantly schedule kids so that they are are never bored. However, boredom is important in the development of a child’s curious and creative mind.
To explore this topic further, read the blog post https://santamaria.wa.edu.au/beautiful-boredom/
It has been another very busy year for the OGA, with our Coordinator, Jacqui Daniels, working flat out three days a week organising programs, reunions, other events, the Mentoring Project, Life Lessons in a Lunchbox, movie night and fun run fundraising events, Mother/daughter High Tea, the OGA Service Program and more. We are looking forward to what the new year brings!
“I have really enjoyed being a part of this program as it has provided me with another person to talk to and get advice from. Through talking to my mentor, I have discovered there are many career paths you can take and there are many ways to get into a certain career. I am very keen to keep my relationship with my mentor going into the future and keep talking to her regularly.” Sarah Scott
Santa Maria College, enhanced by the welcoming smiles of present day pupils on the lawn, to the parting promises of ex-students. The Golden Girls lunch was another lovely occasion. Numbers may have been down a little this year, though the joy of seeing a familiar face and the surprise of seeing other ex-students (thanks to the helpful name tags) renews the companionship.
We spent time with Julie Schubert, Head of Physical Education this week.
The final year of secondary school is a year of hard work and a huge commitment for students. With so much going on it can be hard to find the balance between study and life. It is a time when personalities start to emerge, there are more complex interpersonal relationships and there is the pressure to perform academically.