Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

Winter has hit with a vengeance and many of us have seen more snow over the past couple of days then we have for a long time. Because I live up in the hills when the weather looks like getting snowy, we try to leave a car parked at the bottom of the road on which we live because often our road and our drive became impassable.

This morning our family took a 15 minute walk to get our car before heading off. This was a small challenge though compared to Alaska where children are expected to play outside until the temperature reaches minus 12degrees!

This term is going very quickly and shows little chance of slowing down. I would like to mention a big thanks to all of the parents from our school who have acted as coach, manager or helped in anyway with our sports teams over the winter months. Also a big congratulations to all of our pupils who have been selected for representative teams over the past months.

Sport is one of those events in life that it is always important to challenge yourself in or you will never know just what you can really achieve, but the other factor to remember is the ‘rule of 10,000’ it is believed that to achieve success of a high standard in anything it requires 10,000 hours of application, all successful people have put this amount of practice in.

So just because you don’t make teams when young don’t get upset, if you really want to be good at something—keep working on it.

Have a great week,

Mike Brosnahan

No comments:

Post a Comment