Assembly 2 2 21
Yesterday the student council met as it always does on a Monday evening. It looked at constructive ways of improving our experience of online school. They looked for the positive, they sought to build and improve. They were inspiring.
This lockdown is tough time on us all. And there are other things happening in our world that are making people suffer. Sad stories from home and abroad that are depressing. Yet watching how the staff, students and parents in this school work together to make things better should give us all hope and remind us that we do have a choice on how we respond to these challenging times. Let’s continue to inspire each other in how we learn, teach and work today.
Now for a few notices
- A reminder that the schools business partnership with Abbott and Business in the Community is kicking of tomorrow at 10am for all 2nd year students. All you need to do is to hit the ‘join’ button at 10am to get into the talk and it will last for 40 minutes.
- This morning we will be asking all 201 years to send a picture of their journal for the week ending 29th of January to email@example.com.
- Could 202 also send in a picture of their journal for the same period to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Parents have been notified and students are expected to have the journal signed and up to date.
- This is our fourth week doing school online and there are still a few students who are not attending regularly. From the start of this week each teacher has the option of sending a SMS directly to your parents if you do not attend their class. It is your responsibility to be in school all day for every class.
- Remember if you cannot get into a class or drop out because of connectivity issues to email the teacher as soon as possible to let them know and then contact the office and we will try and sort it out.
- If you need a laptop please contact the school. We will loan you one and it is a lot easier to do your school work on.
- There are exam papers, class materials and books belonging to students waiting for the last few weeks to be collected from school. School is open between 9 am-1pm every day so make sure you pick up your belongings.
- Looking for suggestions from the students on extra-curricular activities that we might do during school time? These should be easy to organise, get us away from the screen and help to build up positive social interactions. Be thinking about it and we will have a little competition to see who can come up with the best ones!
Now we will take a moment and read the reflection that Ms Keenan has for us this morning.
- Don’t force a fit. If something is meant to be, it will come together naturally.
- When things aren’t going so well, take a break. Everything will look different when you return.
- Be sure to look at the big picture. Getting hung up on the little pieces only leads to frustration.
- Perseverance pays off. Every important puzzle went together bit by bit, piece by piece.
- When one spot stops working, move to another. But be sure to come back later (see #4).
- The Creator of the puzzle gave you the picture as a guidebook. Refer to the Creator’s guidebook often.
- Variety is the spice of life. It’s the different colours and patterns that make the puzzle interesting.
- Working together with friends and family makes any task fun.
- Establish the border first. Boundaries give a sense of security and order.
- Don’t be afraid to try different combinations. Some matches are surprising.
- Take time often to celebrate your successes—even little ones.
- Anything worth doing takes time and effort. A great puzzle can’t be rushed.
- When you finally reach the last piece, don’t be sad. Rejoice in the masterpiece you’ve made and enjoy a well-deserved rest.