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Northern Territory Government

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Driver Primary School newsletter


issue 12, 1 August 2013

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Driver Messenger

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Driver Primary School Newsletter

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Northern Territory Government



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http://driverprimary.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/F900FF944A1B9885/1D69DB6416910F092540EF23F30FEDED[2/08/2013 9:24:21 AM] Palmerston Magpies FC Saturdays 9:00-10:00am Northline Oval Commences Saturday 17Aug Cost: $75 which includes pack or $30 for Term 2 continuing participants (does not includes pack). Territory sports vouchers are accepted. For more info please contact: David Kennedy 0402 586 080 david.kennedy@aflnt.com.au Guitar Lessons Darwin Tuition in guitar, bass, ukulele, beginner keyboards and music theory. Guitar hire available.Ph 89327397. wwwguitarlessonsdarwin.com This Friday the 2nd August is Jeans for Genes Day Jeans for Genes Day is a major fundraiser held each year in support of the Childrens Medical Research Institute. The scientists at the Institute are working to try to prevent genetic diseases before they occur in our children or where that is not possible to develop better treatments. To help show our schools support, the Student Leadership Council (SLC) are holding a fundraiser, where students are given the opportunity to wear their jeans (or denim shorts/skirts) to school if they donate a gold coin towards the cause. Students are still experiences. The language of resilience generally refers to coping strategies such as empathy, humour and acceptance. Following are 10 examples of the language of resilience, the coping skills each reflects and the types of situations where they are applicable. 1. Come on, laugh it off. Strategy: humour Good for: kids who experience disappointment, failure and even loss. Humour is a great coping strategy and a powerful tool for resilience as it heightens feelings of control. Some children and young people will naturally crack jokes or make fun of seemingly serious situations. This is a fantastic way to release stress and handle feelings of helplessness. As a parent you may need to lighten up tense situations by introducing humour of your own, which is something that many dads do really well. 2. Dont let this spoil everything. Strategy: containing thinking Good for: There are times when parents can do nothing else but keep their childrens kids who feel overwhelmed; kids who experience rejection; perfectionists The ability to compartmentalise bad events and keep them from affecting all areas of life is a powerful coping skill. Sportspeople, politicians and others who work in the public arena need to be adept at it. When something unpleasant happens during recess, for example, kids need to park their thinking about that event so they can get on with the rest of the day. The ability to compartmentalise thinking is a fantastic life skill kids can learn within their family. 3. Lets take a break. Strategy: distraction Good for: kids experiencing stressful situations; kids who think too much; kids with busy lives. When kids are troubled by events or spend too much time brooding it helps to do something to get their minds off things for a time. Playing games, spending time together, watching some TV, going out are all good distracters for worried, anxious or stressed kids. Self-distraction is healthy, providing some welcome perspective. It also prevents kids from replaying awful experiences in their heads, blowing them out of proportion. 4. Who have you spoken to about this? Strategy: seeking help Good for: kids who experience bullying and social problems; handling all types of personal worries. Resilient people seek solace in the company of others when they experience difficulty. Thats why social connection is such a strong preventative strategy for young people. The promotion of help-seeking behaviours is one of the best coping strategies of all. Even if kids dont overtly talk about whats bothering them, it can be immensely reassuring to spend time around others who are empathetic, understanding and willing to listen and help. 5. I know it looks bad now but you will get through this. Strategy: offering hope Good for: kids experiencing loss, bullying, change or extreme disappointment. chins up and encourage them when life doesnt go their way. Being the hope person can be hard work, thats why parents need to be supported by resilient people and workplaces too. It helps to be mindful that a child or young persons resilience is nurtured by the presence of at least one supportive adult. You may have to be that person! 6. What can you learn from this so it doesnt happen next time? Strategy: positive reframing Good for: kids who make