Senior High Notes 1st September 2023
As we usher in a new school year, I am absolutely thrilled to extend my warmest welcome to each and every one of you. It brings me immense joy to see our school buzzing with energy and enthusiasm once again. The hallways are filled with the echoes of excited chatter, the classrooms are brimming with potential, and our school is alive with the promise of another year of growth, learning, and achievement.
It was fabulous to bring the whole senior school together yesterday for our start of term assembly. We started the assembly with May (Year 7) and Jack (Year 13) reading the poem ‘The Road not Taken’ by Robert Frost. The beauty of this poem, lies not in the choice the traveller makes, but in the fact that they make a choice at all. They do not follow the crowd; they do not take the well-trodden path simply because it’s the one most travelled. Instead, they choose the road less travelled, the one that speaks to their unique desires and aspirations. As we stand at the beginning of this new academic year, I urged everyone to embrace the spirit of individuality and uniqueness and to not be afraid to venture down the path that speaks to their heart, even if it seems less familiar or more challenging. The road less travelled may be the one that leads to their true passions and dreams. School is a place where our students have the freedom to explore their interests, to question, to create, and to innovate. It’s a place where they can be themselves, where they can cultivate their own identity, and where they can make choices that align with their values and aspirations. My advice at the start of this new academic year is know yourself, back yourself, avoid the herd. If you truly know yourself, you’ll make the right choices. If you ever find yourself having made the wrong choices, seek to understand yourself better. Don’t be afraid to take the road less travelled, for it may lead you to extraordinary places.
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