Reflections

18

May

2018

18th May 2018

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Focus 2020

The first week of school is always an exciting one as the campus finally comes alive with students and activity. So what is new at Dalat this year? Quite a bit actually, as you will see in the list below.

What’s New?

The first week of school is always an exciting one as the campus finally comes alive with students and activity. So what is new at Dalat this year? Quite a bit actually, as you will see in the list below.

Lucky to Say Goodbye?

Pooh says in one of “his” books, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Such a profound thought from a small stuffed teddy bear.

A Fine Festival

The study of the arts is integral to our society and culture as it is art that connects deeply with what makes us human.

This last week I had a few spidey moments that were the direct result of the job I am privileged to hold. At the ES concert on Wednesday, I had a number of “spine tingling” moments...

For those that follow the superhero Spiderman, you will know that one of his super powers is something called “spidey sense.” This is a feeling he gets right before something bad is going to happen or if one of the villains is nearby.

Mortal humans actually have something similar when we are afraid or something scares us which is often referred to as a “spine tingling” moment. A scary movie can be described as spine tingling. What is interesting is that we can also have that same spine tingling sensation from something personally moving or emotional. An amazing movie, a particular song, a favorite team winning in a dramatic way, can all cause the electrical feeling that goes up and down the spine.

This last week I had a few spidey moments that were the direct result of the job I am privileged to hold. At the ES concert on Wednesday, I had a number of “spine tingling” moments as I watched our students do amazing body percussion, rhythm, and musical numbers. They were so impressive! Then yesterday the exact thing happened at the middle school concert as I listened to our MS students perform band numbers in such a way that it made me proud to be part of Dalat and gave me more of those “spine tingling” moments. I am quite confident it will happen again tonight at the HS concerts.

The Dalat staff and myself are not superheroes like Spiderman, but we get the opportunity to enjoy “spidey sense” experiences as we work with your dedicated, hard-working, and talented students

Written by Karl Steinkamp

Karl Steinkamp is passionate about Dalat International School and training up young people. Karl was a student at Dalat and returned with a degree in education as a student teacher, high school principal, and now Head of School since 2006.

Recent Reflection Articles

Focus 2020

The first week of school is always an exciting one as the campus finally comes alive with students and activity. So what is new at Dalat this year? Quite a bit actually, as you will see in the list below.

What’s New?

The first week of school is always an exciting one as the campus finally comes alive with students and activity. So what is new at Dalat this year? Quite a bit actually, as you will see in the list below.

Lucky to Say Goodbye?

Pooh says in one of “his” books, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Such a profound thought from a small stuffed teddy bear.

A Fine Festival

The study of the arts is integral to our society and culture as it is art that connects deeply with what makes us human.

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