The MTBoS Blogging initiative has begun! with two options to blog about. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on your perspective!) the timing of the blogging initiative is not quite right here in New Zealand – we’re still in summer holiday mode, just starting to wind up ready for the new school year. I thought I’d better not pick the “a day in the life” option… so here’s my One Good Thing
Week 1: One Good Thing
Wednesday was “results” day for our senior students, where they received notification of how they did in their 2015 NCEA end of year examinations. As part of NCEA, students can gain a subject endorsement award by performing extra well across the year in both internal and external assessments. We had almost 60 students getting Excellence subject endorsement in Maths or Stats last year, and I’ve just spent the last few hours writing them each an individual congratulations postcard.
Yes, my hand is sore… yes, I’m sick of writing (the same phrase each time, sorry!), but I do love completing these tasks knowing that there will be 60 teenagers with a smile on their face when they realise that there’s some snail mail just for them. That’s my good thing!
Right… off to post the postcards 🙂