Foundational Values | Learning with Perseverance
Our third and final Foundational Value for the term is "Learning Passionately with Perseverance."
At King's, we believe it is vital for our students to discuss and develop the skill of perseverance, as life will inevitably present them with challenging times where their level of perseverance will determine the outcome. Developing perseverance develops character, and as a student, this could be something like a physically-challenging activity or sports game; a mentally-challenging problem like learning a new mathematical equation; or when focus is needed to complete a task. Students may also face emotional and spiritual challenges, such as being teased or losing a loved one.
In order for a person to develop perseverance, they need to face situations where they are required to practise it - situations that test and challenge them to dig deep and never give up. By simply saying "It’s too hard," or "I’m just not good at maths,” shows a lack of perseverance and does not make the challenge go away, it just means they have to deal with the same problem another time.
Over the next fortnight, Primary students will be discussing perseverance and looking at what the Bible says about it. Classes will be hearing and studying some of the godly men and women in the Bible who showed perseverance and true grit. Men and women who never gave up, no matter what it cost them. Please use this time with your child as an opportunity to talk to them about perseverance, and when they can practise it in their day-to-day lives. This is such a valuable and godly characteristic, and we pray that every student will develop this skill throughout their King's learning journey.
Mr Thomas Bristow-Wilson
Deputy Head of Primary-Reedy Creek | School Culture