Saying Thank You to Our Boys
Last Monday afternoon I had the pleasure of teaching a science lesson on The Structure of the Earth to Mr Unwin’s class. At the end of the lesson, as the boys left the lab, they thanked me for teaching them. As the class had been a delight to teach, this made me think that perhaps it should be me as the teacher thanking the boys as they had been responsive, active and interested in what we were doing.
During this year I have also asked staff from time to time, especially those new to Hereworth, how they are going. A common comment from staff individually is the eagerness with which our boys engage with their learning. This was clearly evident in the lesson I taught last Monday. Whilst the staff play a large part in influencing the culture within the School, the boys, who outnumber us by around 15 to 1, also make a significant impact.
Thank you to our boys for wanting to grow in their learning each day and for the way they appreciate the lessons, pay attention, settle quietly and quickly to work, speak politely and cheerfully to all, and answer questions with thought and care.
Not every day is an easy one for all of our boys and a thank you from a teacher can go a long way.
If we want our boys to appreciate the hard work we as staff put into each lesson, what better way is there than starting to appreciate and thank them for the hard work they put into each lesson in return?
Our boys crave the same type of attention and reinforcement that all of us do. We need to find ways of thanking our boys. They will thank us for it.
T20 Knockout Cricket Cup Final
Best wishes to our First XI Cricket Team as they compete in the final of the T20 Knockout Cup in Christchurch next week. I am sure they will be marvellous ambassadors for Hereworth once again, giving of their best, not only for themselves, but also for their team-mates and rightly earning the respect of the opposing players and spectators for their skills, and the sportsmanlike manner in which they play the game.
Congratulations to all boys and staff involved, especially Mrs Joanne Stevens. Listening to the boys perform on Wednesday evening, along with parents, was beautiful and showcased the extensive depth of talent and skill possessed by our boys, parents and staff. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing the performance in St Luke’s Anglican Church in a few weeks’ time.