Category: Headmaster's Assembly

Headmaster’s Assembly – 25 May 2018

Authenticity The inspiration for today’s assembly came from a Ted Talk I watched recently by a Scottish psychologist on authenticity and being yourself. If I had to ask you now for volunteers, how many of you would raise your hands? Not too many I think. If I were to go down the road to one
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 23 March 2018

Plant trees… Those of you that have been down to Brooks field in the past month may have noticed a difference in the stands. Behind the area where the spectators sit on the western side of the field are around ten trees that have been planted at the top level of the stands. They were
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 16 March 2018

Equality and privilege Today’s assembly may cause some debate and indeed some disagreement amongst you and that is fine. As I have said often, part of my job is to get you to think critically, not to just accept something as right or wrong, black or white, but to critically analyse what you think and
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 23 February 2018

Leadership and goodness I believe that every person sitting here is a leader. I am not one who believes that leadership is granted to a few through their genetic makeup but rather that we learn these skills throughout our lives. Some learn faster than others, some learn better and more, but all of us have
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 9 February 2018

What if…? One of the many milestones in a teenager’s life is passing a driving test that allows you to drive a car on your own. Ask most adults and they will tell you that the first time they drove a car on their own was the most incredible feeling of independence and freedom –
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 2 February 2018

  Superheroes I speak often about the superhero within men – the desire for us to save something or someone. Today I speak to you about two superheroes – Action Man and Word Man. I know Action Man is an actual toy that was launched as a super hero when I was one year old
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 26 January 2018

The triangle of success   “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”  We are born with certain skills and talents. Some of us have been blessed with multiple talents across a wide range of diverse interests. Some of us have fewer talents
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 17 January 2018

Privilege I spent ten days in Cape Town as part of the December holiday visiting family and friends and catching up with people. It was a frenetic time but a happy one. There was one enduring memory though that I will have of this trip that I share with you today as my opening message
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 27 November 2017

Family time… You are about to embark on one of the longest holidays of your lives. Not only are we finishing formal school earlier due to the common exams we were forced to write but you are coming back later than usual next year. You have around seven weeks’ worth of holiday – which seems
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Headmaster’s Assembly – 29 September 2017

Dreams with Deadlines The title of my address this morning comes from a quotation by Diana Scharf Hunt who coined the phrase “Goals are dreams with deadlines”. As you move forward in your career within the school so you should start thinking ahead of what you are trying to do – I want to be
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