Assembly 3 2 21
“Ní neart go cur le chéile”. This seanfhocal expresses the fact that we are at our best when we are supporting each other. What does such support look like in a school? It’s about students and teachers engaging in class. It’s about making sure that everybody has what they need to access online school. It’s about taking time out to ask people how they are getting on. It’s about saying ‘Good morning’ and ‘Thanks’. It’s about being there for people when they need you. It’s all the little things we do each day that builds that sense of purpose and belonging. Let’s all take a moment to acknowledge the part we play in making this school a good place to be and continue to draw strength from supporting each other.
Now for a few notices
- It is not easy following classes on a phone. We have laptops which we want to loan out to any student that needs one. Just email mlyons.lcc@lwetb after this assembly if you need a laptop and you can pick it up tomorrow.
- If you are having issues getting access to broadband please let us know. We are currently applying for Sim cards for students who need them. Just email mlyons.lcc@lwetb if you want to apply.
- Getting you to attend school is also a way of supporting students. A reminder that teachers are now texting your parents directly if you are missing from class or if you have not completed your homework. It is vital that you are there for every class, every day. Ms Reynolds will be calling to individual students who are not engaging with their teachers and Mr Lyons will be contacting their parents. We will keep doing this for as long as it takes to get those people back to school.
- School lunch parcels will be available again this week. If you haven’t already signed up for this would you please email email@example.com after this assembly so that you can be included in the delivery this Thursday from 1.30 to 2pm.
- This school offers supports including a full time Chaplin, Home School Community Liaison teacher, Guidance Counselling, Care Team, Peer Mentoring and Student Support. We are here to help and answer your questions. You will always get a positive response from us and the first step in dealing with any issue is often to look for advice.
- Lots of great extra-curricular and co-curricular activities ongoing in our school at the moment. Thanks to the teachers and students that are coming up with these innovative and enjoyable events and opportunities for us. There will be a short survey tomorrow on this so be thinking of the type of activities that we might do in school that would get us up and away from our screens and help to motivate and energise us.
- 3rd year school journals today so make sure they are filled out and signed by a parent/guardian.
301 send a picture of the week ending on the 29th of January into firstname.lastname@example.org
302 send a picture of the week ending on the 29th of January in email@example.com
Please don’t have us ringing your parents about this….just take the picture!
- Wishing our Chess team the best of luck in the 4th round of the Longford Chess Tournament which starts tonight at 6.30 sharp. Reminder if you would like to join to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Now we take a moment to read the reflection that Ms Keenan has found for us this morning.
The most destructive habit…Worry
The greatest joy…Giving
The greatest loss…Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work…Helping others
The most endangered species…Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource…Our youth
The greatest “shot in the arm”…Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome…Fear
The most effective sleeping pill…Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease…Excuses
The most powerful force in life…Love
The most dangerous pariah…A gossiper
The world’s most incredible computer…The brain
The worst thing to be without…Hope
The deadliest weapon…The tongue
The two most power-filled words…”I Can”
The greatest asset…Faith
The most worthless emotion…Self-pity
The most beautiful attire…A smile!
The most prized possession…Integrity
The most contagious spirit…Enthusiasm
“To the world, you may be one person;
but to one person, you may be the world.”