Good morning and welcome to the first assembly of 2021.
It’s a new year and a new term and a whole set of new challenges.
The good news is that you are in good hands. This school has proven time and time again that it is equal to any challenge that is thrown at it and always comes out stronger and better than before.
This is because of the people that make up our school; the staff, students and parents will always work together to make sure that you, the students, get the best possible education.
This lockdown is a challenge but we are not going to let it stop or even slow down the learning and teaching in this school.
- We will preserve the integrity of the school day by following the timetable.
- We will engage with our teachers online by being present for rollcall on Microsoft Teams.
- We will ensure we have the necessary devices and connectivity by linking in with the school which has been working hard to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place for just this eventuality.
- If we run into problems we won’t panic…we will pick up the phone or send an email to the school who will be ready to sort out the issue.
We will work together, support each other and move forward….and we will succeed because that is what this school does….Ar Aghaidh le Chéile.
And now for a few notices…
- Happy New Year and welcome back! Assembly will be posted at 9am every morning and students are expected to be ready for their Microsoft Teams invitation for their first class in the morning at 9.15.
- Students will make themselves available for the roll call for each class thereafter at the designated times on their timetable.
- We will be following the timetable and classes will finish at 3.45 Monday to Thursday at 13.30 on a Friday.
- It will take a few days to get this all running smoothly so don’t panic if there is the odd glitch…just contact the school and we will sort it out.
So before we head to our 1st class and roll call let’s take a few moments and read the reflection that Ms Keenan has prepared for us.
History will remember when the world stopped
And the flights stayed on the ground.
And the cars parked in the street.
And the trains didn’t run.
History will remember when the schools closed
And the children stayed indoors
And the medical staff walked towards the fire
And they didn’t run.
History will remember when the people sang
On their balconies, in isolation
But so very much together
In courage and song.
History will remember when the people fought
For their old and their weak
Protected the vulnerable
By doing nothing at all.
History will remember when the virus left
And the houses opened
And the people came out
And hugged and kissed
And started again
Kinder than before.
By Donna Ashworth