iServi News | 10 December 2021 | Term 4, Week 9
Free telephone support services are available to families throughout the holidays.
Please note that Servite Concern will not be operational during the school holiday period.
Student Code of Conduct: Feeling Involved
This week, the focus of our exploration of the Student Code of Conduct is feeling INVOLVED.
When we get involved with the various activities and opportunities around us, we develop our sense of connectedness to our community. We grow in feeling accepted and that we belong. Research tells us that the more involved and connected young people are to their community, the happier, more tranquil, better behaved, and motivated they become. Being involved improves self-esteem, self-efficacy and life satisfaction. Motivation, effort and positive attitudes increase through the feeling of connectedness young people have when they get involved in their community.
There are many ways our students can be involved in our Servite Community. Homeroom in the morning is a fantastic place for students to get involved with their peers in setting the tone for the day. Students connect with each other, celebrate significant events, play games and pray together.
There are also many opportunities for our students to be involved in sport, culture and ministry. In Term 1 and 2 we have afterschool NAS Competition, plus we have our Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, and there are clubs including the Running Club and the Swimming Club. We also have an Art Club that runs after school, plus students can participate in a range of visual art exhibitions, join College drama productions, share in music and dance performances at College events or participate in the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges. Christian Service Learning is a wonderful way for our students to be involved in helping others in our Community.
These are just a few opportunities for students to become involved at Servite. I would encourage all of our young people to consider becoming more involved in the many things Servite has to offer in 2022. This will help them to feel more part of our College Community where they can grow and thrive.
Mrs Monica Maxwell
Acting Deputy Principal – Community