I have been thinking a lot recently about apologies, and what makes a good apology.
Establishing strong and healthy family bonds can have a significant impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Through family, children receive love, comfort and support and are exposed to modelling of behaviours and values that will help them establish their place in the world. Family is the single-most influential factor in determining the way a child approaches life. The role of parents is pivotal to these family connections. We look at why family is important and how a supportive family environment can help shape your child’s life:
Social media can be a helpful tool to enable kids to stay in touch with family and friends. While there are many positive benefits to social media use, there are potential risks. As parents, it’s important that you help your son to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of social media and ensure his online safety.
I have never really understood the appeal of mountain climbing. That’s OK. I have never really understood the appeal of avocado either. We all have different tastes.
Literacy development is when your child learns about expressing him or herself with noises, words and language. It forms the foundation for reading, writing, communicating and interacting with people. When it comes to supporting your child’s early literacy development it is never too early to start!
The Parents and Friends (P&F) group, sometimes known as Parents and Citizens (P&C), is more than just another parent support group. The role of P&F in schools is vital to your school community.
By Tim Bowden, Head Master
I recently came across the saying “If you can’t get out of it, you might as well get into it.” I think it is a brilliantly pithy articulation of a significant truth, which has particular relevance to our boys but has an equally pertinent application to all of us.
It’s not uncommon for new parents to baulk at the prospect of placing their child’s name on a school waitlist when they are just a baby. But there are valid reasons why you should start researching schools when your child is born. The reality is that it is one of the most important decisions you will make on behalf of your child, so the earlier you start the process, the better equipped you will be to make the best choice when the time comes.
To lead is to be able to motivate, influence, and direct others in order to work together and achieve a collective goal. Leadership isn’t reserved for grown-ups or those in prominent positions. Even from a young age, boys can develop their leadership skills and serve others. However, we understand that helping your son to become a leader can be challenging – you might not know where to begin, or what activities to encourage to enhance leadership skills in your son. To support your son to grow in this area and to flourish to his full potential, we’ve put together a list of five essential leadership skills to set your child up for life.
By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master
How do you raise boys to become good men? How do you make sure they learn the ‘right’ lessons (and) find (the ‘right’) path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? - Celia Lashlie