Category: Headmaster's Assembly

Headmaster’s Assembly – 5 May 2017

Decisions, decisions, decisions… You have heard many times, from this stage and from various other sources that it’s ok to fail and to make mistakes. All of us have made mistakes and the lessons we learn from these are often the most valuable ones for us. Perhaps what we don’t hear so often though is
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 31 March 2017

An extraordinary man It is remarkable how often a single encounter with a person can shape your thinking forever. Around 2005, when I was Headmaster at my previous school, Pinelands High School in Cape Town, I was sitting in my office one afternoon when a man came to see me unannounced and without appointment. He
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Prefect’s Assembly – 13 March 2017

The Prefect's Assembly was taken by our Deputy Head Prefect, Chezney Drabile. Chezney looks at the difference between hard work and talent.
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 3 March 2017

I thought I would try to get my message across to you today using a method used by a former Headmaster who wrote a book of fictional responses to issues raised by parents. He replies to these concerns in an open, honest manner, saying things that we often do not say to people for fear of offending them yet they represent the honest, hard truth. The format I shall use is a phone call – one you would make to your parents to tell them about something that happened at school. This is thus called “Phone calls to my Mother”.
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 11 January 2017

What, How, Why This past holiday I came across the work of a leadership expert called Simon Sinek whose work I found fascinating. His comments and thoughts can be found on various websites and he has given a number of interviews and Ted talks, but one of his talks inspired me which I shared with
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 1 December 2016

I am going fishing this holiday. This is an activity I used to do often when I lived in Port Elizabeth and we are lucky enough to be going back to that part of the world on holiday. Please note I didn’t say I was going to catch fish – I said I was going fishing! You see, fishing is a pastime or activity...
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