This is what some of our students at St Monica’s feel about being brave enough to be bad at something new!
Iryssa (Stage 3) - I’m going to be brave enough to be bad at swimming. When I don’t know how to do something well, it makes me think I can be better and I just have to practise. I feel happy when I do better than usual. Sometimes I feel like giving up because it’s hard but I want to keep on trying because I really want to swim.
Atticus (Stage 2) - I want to get better at goal keeping. It makes me feel bad about myself because I like to be the winner at everything. It makes me want to give up but I want to be goalie so I’m going to practise at recess.
Keira (Year 1) - I was bad at the running part in Sport. You just have to keep on trying. I feel nervous, afraid and worried when I’m bad at something. When I’m good at it, I feel happy.
Sarah T (Stage 2) - This week is just my second lesson at piano. I’m pretty bad at it at the moment. I feel excited and nervous at the same time. I’m going to practise a lot at home. I don’t want to give up because it’s just so much fun.
Christos (Year 2) - I’m bad at skateboarding but I want to get good at it. I have to practise so I can do a flip.
Amelia C (Stage 2) - We have this big slope that goes underground when I ride my scooter. I need to learn how to not always crash into the wall. Sometimes I feel nervous when I’m not good at it but I feel very brave to get good at it. That would make me feel proud of myself. If you give up, you’ll never ever learn.
Scarlett (Kindy) - I’m not really very good at cartwheels. I’m trying my best to do it. I’m going to practise a lot.
Evangeline (Year 2) - I’m going to be brave at hula hooping. I feel a little bit sad because I see my other friends hula hooping but I’m going to try. You have to practise it and practise it until you’re better at it. You can’t give up because practise makes perfect. My mum is going to be brave at reading maps and my dad is going to be brave at cooking. I used to think that adults were good at everything but now I know that adults have to practise stuff too to get better and better.
Alexis, Eva and Annabelle (Stage 3) - It makes us feel sad when we’re not good at something. Our friends can help us get better. We usually say things like “It’s ok, you can try again. Don’t give up. Believe in yourself.” It makes us feel better.