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

Seisen was founded by a community of Catholic Sisters, the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The school reflects the special identity and educational philosophy of the Sisters, while respecting common Judeo-Christian values and also embracing the spiritual wisdom of other religious traditions.

At Seisen, we foster a vibrant, faith filled atmosphere where students can experience God’s love for each one of them and can grow into people who care for others and put that love into action. We encourage students to develop a way of looking at the world like that of St. Raphaela, who discovered the presence of God in everything and everyone.


Following the examples of the Handmaids Sisters, the Religion department and, indeed all faculty members, are involved in the pastoral care and spiritual growth of our students.


Weekly Mass

Mass is celebrated for High School and Elementary School each week. Different classes prepare and participate actively in the service. Several times a year, on important occasions, we have Mass for the whole school community.

Sacraments

Catholic students, together with their families are prepared for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.

Prayer

Prayer plays an important role in the life at Seisen. Every morning groups of students lead the whole school in prayer and set the tone for the day. The school chapel is open everyday for private prayer, liturgical singing and religious class activities.

Religious Instruction

All students attend religion classes that explore the different dimensions of Catholicism, Protestant Christianity, and World Religions.