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Blessed Are the Geeks

Date: November 7, 2017

Congratulations to our grand finalists and runners up in the recent First Tech Challenge Regional Robotics Competition. Our team of

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Self Talk – What Are Your Children Saying

Date: November 7, 2017

A sign on the back of a tanker once said, “What’s getting in your way is probably you.”  It hit

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Football Club Players Play at Brisbane Roar Game

Date: November 7, 2017

Recently one very lucky Suncoast Football Club team had the opportunity to play on the pitch at half time at a

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Year 6 Strength & Shine Program

Date: November 6, 2017

Throughout this last semester, we have been facilitating two courses which are specifically targeted at Year 6 students as they navigate

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Presentation and Celebration Events

Date: November 5, 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our annual Presentation and Celebration events this year where we celebrate the

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Grow Week

Date: October 24, 2017

At Suncoast we are committed to the idea of a growth mindset.  We commonly use the language speaking about growth

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  1. Nov 15

    Senior Years Presentation Night

    November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  2. Nov 17
  3. Nov 18

    Senior Graduation Formal

    November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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  4. Nov 22

    Middle Years Presentation Night

    November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  5. Nov 23

    Year 9 Graduation Dinner

    November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The Shed – Aussie World

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  6. Nov 24

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Self Talk – What Are Your Children Saying

Date: November 7, 2017

A sign on the back of a tanker once said, “What’s getting in your way is probably you.”  It hit me. The truck didn’t, but the sign did.  You see, I talk to myself all the time. And usually my self-talk is about me: who I am, what I am, what I think other people think about me, and so on. I know some rude people, but the person who insults me the most is that person who stares back at me from the bathroom mirror. It’s called negative self-talk, and most of us do it: we tell ourselves that we can’t do things, that we’re not good enough, that people will laugh at us. That’s what the truck was getting at: I have often failed to attempt things because my self-talk has run me down and made me afraid to try. The thing that is getting in my way is me.

Sometimes our self-talk can reassure us and talk us into taking on challenges: “Come on, let’s give it a go. It looks like fun. I’m sure I could do that.”  Other times, though, self-talk is pessimistic and negative.

As well as being aware of your own self-talk – and challenging it – try to pick up what your children are saying to themselves.  If they are telling themselves things like, “I’m no good at sport”, “I just know that I could never be clever enough to do that so I won’t even try”, or “If I try that I might get hurt”  it could be totally robbing them of confidence.

Your kids need another voice in their head – yours. Lend them your confidence and your opinion of them. It can make all the difference.

Garth Reid
Director of Student Development

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