Sharpening the saw at Wallabadah

Term 4, Week 1 ~ 14 October 2016

Students and their families from Willow Tree and Wallabadah Schools learnt about electricity and lightning at the Science Evening.

Students and their families from Willow Tree and Wallabadah Schools learnt about electricity and lightning at the Science Evening.

Principal’s Message

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw. This term kicks off with Stephen Covey’s Seventh Habit in The Leader In Me “Sharpen the Saw”. Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have - you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: Physical, Social/Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual. Sharpen the Saw is a very important habit because it keeps you fresh so you can continue to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and handle the challenges around you. Without this renewal, the body becomes weak, the mind mechanical, the emotions raw, the spirit insensitive, and the person selfish. Not a pretty picture, is it? Feeling good doesn't just happen. Living a life in balance means taking the necessary time to renew yourself. It's all up to you. You can renew yourself through relaxation. Or you can totally burn yourself out by overdoing everything. You can pamper yourself mentally and spiritually. Or you can go through life oblivious to your well-being. You can experience vibrant energy. Or you can procrastinate and miss out on the benefits of good health and exercise. You can revitalize yourself and face a new day in peace and harmony. Or you can wake up in the morning full of apathy because your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone. Just remember that every day provides a new opportunity for renewal - a new opportunity to recharge yourself instead of hitting the wall. All it takes is the desire, knowledge, and skill. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”  ~ Marcus Aurelius. 

Save the Date

The next P&C Meeting will be held on Monday 24 October 2016 at 6pm. This will be held at Wallabadah Public School. We will then move to the Marshall McMahon Inn at 7pm for the 150 Year Celebrations Committee Meeting.

Willow Tree and Wallabadah Family Science Evening

On Tuesday 11 October 2016 Willow Tree Public School hosted a Family Science Evening. The presenter was Mr Peter Eastwell and the theme was “Electricity and Lightning”. It was cool because I was able to help Mr Eastwell set up and when I was asked to act as the bull I was the noisy end. ~ Quaydan. I liked how he showed us the difference between volts and amps. ~ Sienna. The Tesla ring was amazing, demonstrating the power of electricity. ~ Mr Jackson