Every year our school hosts an amazing gala, which is a highlight of the Horowhenua Community. Our gala is our primary source of additional funding, which is led and organised by our amazing Fairfield Community Group.
The following video provides a great snapshot of our gala and the fantastic community we have here at Fairfield School.
At Fairfield School, we have a strong belief in the concept of a Growth Mindset. This term was developed by Dr Carol Dweck and we have spent a lot of time understanding and applying the notion of a growth mindset.
A growth mindset is about:
learning from failure
seeing challenge as learning
not giving up
effort = success
taking feedback, using it and improving next time.
setting goals and meeting challenges
praising the process, not just the end result
that we have the capacity to grow our brains and make new connections
Our classes regularly talk about and implement what it is to have a growth mindset. With this, we also celebrate mistakes and that real learning is when something is hard and we persevere to work through it. You can read more about Dweck’s Mindset HERE.
At our recent assembly, Room 8 shared this inspirational video with us, celebrating people, who when faced with criticism or failure, didn’t give up, but worked hard to achieve success. People who followed their passion and worked through adversity.