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8/3/2012
WE WILL DARE!
The Year 6 students started their new academic year reflecting on the following poem...

Dare To Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to Be!

Steve Maraboli

   After they each shared what different daring moments they had lived so far, they expressed what each of the verses meant to them, enrichenning their thoughts even further with their personal experiences where these verses came alive.

The poem was posted outside their classrooms, surrounded by numerous hearts made in “origami”, into which each child put his/her daring wishes for the year.

The children enjoyed the proposal, wrote inspiring messages from their hearts and even learnt some of their favourite verses! With these thoughts and wishes we are all ready to face a challenging and loving year together!

If you care to join us….DARE TO START EACH DAY WITH A GRATEFUL SMILE! We are all trying!

Cecilia Hunter

Primary Math’s Teacher

Year 6 students writing their daring wishes.
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Sharing one of their wishes with the rest of the class.
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Choosing a heart to put their daring wishes in.
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With our hearts full of loving thoughts of wishes we start 2012.
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