Coordinator’s News

July 2019

I draw inspiration from the simplest things. Yesterday I struggled to encourage
the conditioner to come out of the bottle. This bottle seems to be much thicker than normal and I planned in the shower my approach to the company and how I would encourage them to thin it a little and give me back the product that I love using.

But this morning I went to use the conditioner and it had been upturned overnight and gravity helped it flow so easily. Just looking at a problem from a different angle can make such a difference. It saved time, emails, negative energy and was so easy.

Wouldn’t it be great to look at every problem from a different angle and come up with a simpler hassle free solution. Sometimes you have to do things the long way round until you work out or have the shorter path pointed out, but that’s what learning is all about.

This year my intention is to ask better questions and monitor more effectively. Unfortunately for everyone around me, I am asking questions. It is becoming easier as the year goes on and I have learnt about the term appreciative enquiry and look forward to gaining more knowledge about this and sharing if you are interested.

Monitoring is one of my weakest traits and this year I am hoping to make it a strength. Although I haven’t made great headway yet, I still have 5 or 6 months to go and having announced my goal I’m sure there’ll be a few people out there to help monitor my progress.

SpringDale is undergoing a great deal of change with new accounting software, installation of new point of sale system, new software to help us with the child care subsidy administration, new education department platform to upload our class information to and a new look for our website. Hoping we can cope with so much change at the same time. Please be gentle with us while we master all this new technology and iron out problems as they come to light.

You may have been following John Reid’s articles over the last few years. Last year it was science fiction, this year he has been writing about the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 and creating a model of the workings of the Apollo 11 space craft. John’s efforts will culminate in the celebration of 50 year anniversary of the first moon walk on Sunday 21 July at SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre.

During the July school holidays there will be space pilot training sessions so that our space pilots will be ready for the roles in the reenactment on Sunday 21 July. We have a few space pilots but would appreciate many more. The day will involve many reenactments and will give children and adults alike a better understanding of the Apollo 11 mission and have some fun on the journey.

Lastly, I am continuing to seek information about autism to share with our community. My son Stirling and I are about to head to Singapore for the Asia Pacific Autism Conference and look forward to sharing information with you on our return.
Thanks for all your support and I look forward to seeing you at SpringDale soon

Regards Anne Brackley For Team SpringDale