The well-deserved holidays are finally here! The last week is always hectic with all the extra activities that tend to accumulate, and it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important.
This year the PTFA orchestrated a small Mindfulness activity, asking both primary and secondary students to write down things they are grateful for, mindful of, or positive thoughts they wished to send out into the world for the year 2018. This activity allowed for the students to pause and appreciate the things we all often take for granted.
On Friday morning we gathered all the little red and white pieces of paper, and attached them to the secondary balé with red and white ribbons. The notes were heartwarming, and sometimes funny, ranging from the preschool students being grateful for “swimming and reading”, “daddy being back home”, “toys and candy”, to the older primary students being happy for “friends”, “good food”, “two parents”, and the secondary students writing inspirational quotes and expressing gratitude over “coffee with dad in the morning”, “friendships”, “great education” and “awesome family”. Reading them made our day instantly better, and we remembered all the things, both big and small, that we were grateful for. The balé was such a pretty sight with all the notes and ribbons flying in the wind, reminding us of how very lucky we are.
Friday was also the Non-uniform Day, and many had embraced the opportunity to wear their favourite T-shirt and even to dress in some Holiday cheer. The PTFA also took the opportunity to raise funds for the East Bali Poverty Project’s Mount Agung Evacuee Children, to help them continue their schooling. We would like to thank all the teachers who helped us, and everyone who participated with a donation and helped us raise 3,000,000IDR.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
The PTFA Committee