Positive Discipline Tool of the Month: Mistakes

Children are incredibly aware of the world around them, and the messages they receive about mistakes- intentional or unintentional- are internalized. If we want our children to be gritty, resilient, risk-takers, we need to be teaching that mistakes are wonderful opportunities to learn. If we want our children to succeed, we need to teach them how to fail.  

Positive Discipline Tool of the Month: Family Meetings

A great way to open up or strengthen the lines of communication within your family is by having weekly family meetings.  Family meetings are an effective tool because all members get to have a voice and the freedom to express themselves.  They also teach important life skills such as respectful communication, problem solving, and responsibility. 

On Wednesday, October 17th, I will be holding my first parent workshop of the year from 7pm-8:30pm in the Drama room. In addition to safeguarding, we will also explore the Positive Discipline approach to family meetings. I hope to see many of you there! 

Welcome Back!

As a school counselor, I view listening as the most essential part of my job. When we feel hurt, angry, confused, or even lost, we’re usually not looking for advice but instead someone to listen and validate our feelings.  This is what I hope to offer every person who comes to my office.

The beginning of a new school year can be both exciting and overwhelming. I want to remind the middle school and high school students that I am here to support and listen to them.

 

Gratitude

Most of us were raised to be polite and respectful, and saying “thank you” is an essential piece of good manners.  But for how many of us has saying “thank you” become a reflex, something we mindlessly utter to the shop clerk or bus driver?  How many of us actually spend any amount of time really reflecting on our gratitude?

SEISEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

Academic and Higher Education Advising

We are proud of the fact that students from Seisen International School graduate fully prepared to succeed in higher education and are maintaining their excellent standards of performance in select colleges throughout the world.

Virtually all graduates of Seisen International School are accepted by, and enroll in, college or university.

The purpose of our advising program is to guide and assist with all aspects of the college search and application process. We work with students to find universities that match their personalities, needs, and goals while offering advice on establishing manageable timelines. Additionally, we provide pertinent information regarding standardized tests, test preparation, and summer programs. We actively encourage college representatives to visit our students and our school.


Pathways for Seisen Graduates

65%

Matriculate to North American Universities

 

15%

Attend universities in Britain and other European countries

20%

Enter universities in Japan or Asia

99%

of the graduating class of 2018 is attending 3 to 4 year institutions.

100

universities and colleges will visit Seisen during lunchtime or after school during the first and fourth quarters,

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Ms. Mary Harrington
Academic and
Higher Education Advisor

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Director of The Global Public Service Academies (www.GPSA.org).

GPSA runs hands-on medical programs for high school students. These are service-learning experiences in Guatemala, Belize and West Virginia. We will also be adding a site in the near future in southeast Asia, perhaps in Thailand or Indonesia.

These are tremendous growth experiences for the students, many of whom will discuss their experiences when they apply to college in the US or elsewhere. There is a fee for students to participate in the trips, typically paid by the parents.

GPSA is a partnership between Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and selected high schools. We often work with these high schools to create custom programs teaming Duke University faculty and students with high school educators to create a curricular

























integrated trip that enhance the intellectual experience for the students before, during and after their immersion.
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