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Good morning and welcome to our assembly.
Yesterday I was speaking to a number of teachers about the upcoming Graduation night. One of them was Ms Keenan. We were discussing how to involve all the 6th years in an activity which would help them look back over the last 6 years but also look forward to a bright future. Our idea was based on the ‘Mentimeter’ App where you put up a trigger question and then people respond with a word or phrase which best describes their reaction. So what words or phrases could we use to get a positive reaction from the Leaving Certs? We came up with three.
Remembering: Looking back at all the events, the people, the places and the dramas!
Thanking: All those people that helped us through the good times and the not so good times!
Aspiring: Our hopes, dreams and ambitions for the future that is full of possibilities and adventure!
We look forward to seeing what the Leaving Certs will say next Thursday evening….but how about all of us gathered today at assembly….how might we respond, what is our reaction to these words?
Take a moment now and pick a phrase that captures your response to each of them…
Now a few announcements.
1. Summer tests continue today. Excellent turnout continues so well done to everybody. Remember if there is a problem contact your teacher straight away and if they can’t help you they will find somebody who will.
2. Some students have yet to email me with their name and the model of Laptop that they are using for the tests. All laptops are to be returned after the tests are over so we are just getting organised for that. Please remember to give in your name and computer model so that when you return the laptop there are no delays.
3. Waiting on an announcement from the DES today regarding the Leaving Certificate. We will contact the 6th years and their parents with details as soon as they become available.
4. Also for the 6th years attention: Ms Spence is putting together a presentation and needs recordings. Please ensure you get them into her as soon as possible, preferably before the weekend. Ms Keenan has spoken to all the people involved. If you have any questions get back to her about it.
And now Ms Keenan will lead us in today’s reflection.
I used to have a Comfort Zone
Where I knew I couldn’t fail
The same four walls of busy work
Were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things
I’d never done before,
But I stayed inside my Comfort Zone
And paced the same old floor.
I said it didn’t matter,
That I wasn’t doing much
I said I didn’t care for things
Like diamonds, furs and such.
I claimed to be so busy
With the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
Something special of my own.
I couldn’t let my life go by,
Just watching others win.
I held my breath and stepped outside
And let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength
I’d never felt before,
I kissed my Comfort Zone “goodbye”
And closed and locked the door.
If you are in a Comfort Zone,
Afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were
At one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise,
Can make your dreams come true.
Greet your future with a smile,
Success is there for you!