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College News – October 2011

October 1, 2011

FLU PREVENTION CHECKLIST
Wash your hands frequently: Twenty seconds of hand washing with warm water and soap helps remove bacteria and viruses. Remember to wash before and after eating, after using the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, and after touching surfaces that may have been contaminated by other people.
Cover up when you cough or sneeze: Use a tissue, or raise your arm up to your face to cough or sneeze into your sleeve. If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands immediately.
Keep shared surfaces clean: Regular cleaning and disinfection of shared surfaces can help prevent germs from spreading.
If you get sick, rest! It may take longer to get better if you are not well rested. Wait until you no longer have a fever and your cough is improving.

ATHLETICS
The Varsity Girls Volleyball team has had a successful start to their season. The girls, under the coaching direction of Ms. Blain and Ms. Thomas, have participated in three tournaments to date and should be recognized for their perseverance and team attitude. They placed 2nd at a season opener in Black Diamond, and gave a competitive effort in tournaments at Clearwater Academy and Three Hills High School. League play has just begun, winning their first game in two sets. Way to go girls!

The Varsity Boys have also had a strong start! The boys, under the coaching direction of Mr. Freeman, have demonstrated great skill and teamwork. They have played in two tournaments to date, placing first in Three Hills. The boys remain undefeated in league play and have a tournament in October in Banff! Good luck boys!

Our Junior and Senior teams are also getting geared up for their season!

BE A FAN AND SUPPORT OUR ‘EAGLES’!

PARENT EDUCATION WORKSHOP – TECHNOLOGY [MOODLE]
On October 20, 2011 some of our College teachers will be offering another Parent Education session on Technology. This time it is to introduce parents to Moodle, which you may have heard your child mention at some point. Come and understand how this works! Moodle is a web-based program used in many courses to post assignments and projects, and a way for students to submit work electronically to their teachers. This session will be held in the Collaboration Studio from 2:00-3:15pm on October 20, 2011. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 18th to rachel.primeau@masters.ab.ca.

DEALING WITH PERFECTIONISM
Some feelings and behaviours associated with perfectionism are:

  • feeling anxious or angry at yourself for making mistakes,
  • afraid of embarrassment,
  • getting easily frustrated,
  • being hard on yourself,
  • procrastinating,
  • taking too much time on a project or on studying,
  • recopying work to make it “neater” or “better”,
  • refusing to try new things or to risk making mistakes,
  • “melting down” when things do not go as expected.

If you are struggling with any of these feelings or behaviours, and it’s having an impact on your mental and emotional health or creating problems in your academics, family relationships or friendships, this may be an opportunity for you!

When: Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 11:40am-12:10pm
Where: Mrs. McAllister’s office
What to Bring: Lunch
Who: Mrs. Brown & interested Grade 7-12 students
Why: To learn some skills to overcome the paralyzing effects of perfectionism.

ADVISORY WITH MISS THOMAS
At Master’s we have developed a unique advisory program where students meet weekly for 90 minutes. During this time, we intentionally develop the attributes mentioned in our Graduate Profile, along with addressing grade specific topics. At the Senior High level, our students are focusing on developing teamwork and leadership skills and will be obtaining a Leadership Credit each year.
Both Junior and Senior High will be inspired by this year’s theme: Alive. John 10:10 says “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”. We are challenging our students to embrace the abundant life that God offers us through Jesus Christ. We are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding year in this program.

STUDY & GO ABROAD FAIR
Students in Grades 10-12 and their parents are invited to attend the Study and Go Abroad Fair in Calgary on October 5th from 1:00-6:00pm at the Telus Convention Centre. Representatives from international universities and colleges will be in attendance. There will also be information on internships, volunteer work, adventure and language travel. For more information or to pre-register go to http://www.studyandgoabroad.com. Registration also available on-site; admission is free.

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