Our mantra this year has been that ‘we have a growth mindset'.
Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck and her colleagues became interested in students' attitudes to failure. They noticed that some students rebounded while other students seemed devastated by even the smallest setbacks. After studying the behaviour of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms "fixed mindset" and "growth mindset" to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement. For further information visit:
Juan Rasines Mazo has modified the wing of an aircraft to reduce the drag. Juan has had to solve an enormous number of problems in order to produce his prototype. Juan will shortly be visiting a lecturer from the University of Sydney’s Aeronautical Engineering Faculty to seek his assistance in testing the wing in a wind tunnel.