Headmaster’s Assembly – 15 March 2019

Earlier this month I received a letter from a boy. In the letter, the writer asked me why we spend so much time talking about bullying yet always talk about bullying from the bully’s or the victim’s perspective. We give advice on how to react to bullying and encourage people not to be bullies themselves. What we don’t do though, is spend enough time talking about witnesses to bullying and that is what the writer was wanting help with. Simply put – if we are ourselves witnesses or bystanders to bullying or behaviour that hurts someone else, what do we do? Or put another way, when is “fun” and “teasing” not so much fun anymore and what do we do?

Headmaster’s Assembly – 11 January 2019

Identity and Tribalism The word “identity” means an affiliation, a connection, a sense of being who you are. The word “tribalism” means the behaviour and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group. A “tribe” is simply a group of people connected by blood or circumstance and today I refer […]