You Can Do It!

The Students at WNPS will be participating in a program called You Can Do It! Education (YCDI!). The goal of YCDI! is to provide children with the Foundations for achievement in school, work and the world of tomorrow. We will be focusing on five important Foundations that will help your child do the best he or she can on homework and in classwork:


Picture 4Confidence

Confidence requires that young people not be overly concerned with what others think if they make a mistake. Confidence is revealed when young people are not afraid to fail and are happy to meet someone new. Confidence involves young people having trust in themselves and believing that they will probably be successful in the end. Confident young people stand up straight, look people in the eye, and speak clearly and with a firm tone of voice.




Picture 5Persistence

Persistence is revealed when young people try hard when doing schoolwork they find frustrating and do not feel like doing, and finish their work on time. Young people who keep trying to complete an assignment rather than becoming distracted, and those who elect to play after they've done their work, demonstrate motivation and can be described as being persistant.





Picture 3Organisation

Organisation is revealed when young people keep track of their assignments, schedule their time effectively, set goals for how well they want to do in specific areas of their schoolwork and in other endeavours. Organisation also means having in hand all materials needed to do schoolwork and having a system for storing previously learned material. For more, click on this link Organisation




Picture 2Getting Along

Getting Along is revealed when young people make friends easily, work cooperatively with each other, resolve conflicts by discussion rather than fights, manage their anger, show tolerance, and follow class rules, including making responsible choices so that everyone's rights are protected and volunteer for community service.




Picture 1Emotional Resilience

Emotional Resilience is shown when young people are able to stop themselves from getting extremely angry, down, or worried when something "bad" happens. Emotional Resilience also means being able to calm down, feel better when overly upset, and bounce back from adversity. For more, click on this link Emotional Resilience