Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome back to all for Term Two. As I look out of my window today on a typically lovely and
sunny (if brisk) Mosgiel winters day, I am happy to report that all of the building work has been
completed (except for a few remedial tasks to be tidied up) and only the last of the site works
remain to be done.
The new library looks great and we envisage that it will be totally functional within a month.
We want to ensure that all of our books are entered correctly on the school library data base
(including new books) and that the library is setup in the best way possible before we start to
issue books.
The senior classes are out enjoying golf this morning, (it will be the junior’s turn tomorrow) with
Melanie Harper. This has been an on-going programme at St Mary’s for many years.
A number of major reasons exist for golf being encouraged as a sport for children these include:
that it is highly inclusive, it is very skill based (size or strength are almost irrelevant), it rewards
effort—the more you practice the better you get, with the various scoring systems (stroke play,
ambrose, net and gross scores, stableford etc.) a high level of numeracy skills are developed, but
most importantly it involves a lot of etiquette (simple rules for ensuring that people can work together even when they are competing against each other. All great skills for getting a head in
Have a great week.
Mike Brosnahan

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