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News and Views from Our Headmaster

The Headmaster’s Desk is the best way to stay updated on what is happening throughout our school. Find out more about the themes covered in our weekly assemblies, staff, sport, and cultural news. The Headmaster’s Desk is the helm of leadership of our school. Get to know our Headmaster and the values he imparts as part of the greater school ethos by following this news channel – from desk to lectern to you.

Assembly 07 May: Respect

Theme: Respect The theme for this week’s character education programme is the core value and core tradition as per our College pledge of RESPECT – Kuhlo-ni-shwana kabili [RESPECT IS MUTUAL] The Urban dictionary definition of respect states: “It means valuing each other’s points of views. It means being open to being wrong. It means accepting people as they are. It means not dumping on someone...
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Assembly 03 May: Start of Term 2

Start of Term 2 I trust that you all have managed to have a restful break and had the opportunity to relax and unwind with family and friends. Furthermore, that you and your parents have reflected on your achievements and academic progress for Term 1 and know where your focus needs to be for Term...
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Term 1: End of Term Circular

School and Staff News Updates Dear Parents and Guardians We have come to the end of an extremely long and demanding term, both the staff and boys need and are looking forward to a well-deserved break, even if it is somewhat short. The boys have all received their common test results for the term and...
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Assembly 20 April: Happiness

Theme: Happiness What does happiness mean? Happiness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfilment. While happiness has many different definitions, it is often described as involving positive emotions and life satisfaction. In simple terms happiness is a feeling of pleasure and positivity. When someone feels good, proud, excited, relieved or satisfied about something, that person is said to be “happy”. Feeling happy may help people...
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Assembly 12 April: Commitment

Theme: Commitment Following on from the last few weeks about the theme of masculinity and fatherhood , the following story which some of you might remember is an unbelievable example of courage [ a core value] and incredible  commitment [another core value] demonstrating that actions do speak louder than words The 1989 Armenian earthquake needed only four minutes to...
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Assembly 07 April: Ideal Traits of Positive Masculinity

Ideal Traits of Positive Masculinity Following on with this theme after Craig Wilkinson’s address we need to revisit what are the ideal character traits of masculinity are. He believes we should consider the following:  A true man has a True North – a man has a sense of his value system. He knows what he stands for. ...
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Assembly 29 March: Positive Masculinity

THEME: “ POSITIVE MASCULINITY – Harnessing the power of positive masculinity “ This week we continue the Good Man Journey and we will welcome Craig Wilkinson back [Craig visited us two years ago in 2019 and focussed on the journey to manhood ]on Wednesday 31 March.  Craig will address both staff and boys in the mentor period focussing on the core virtues...
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Assembly 23 March: WELLNESS – Why men don’t talk?

Theme for today: “WELLNESS – Why men don’t talk? Why men don’t talk? Real men don’t ask for direction “Men struggle with acknowledging issues that they believe might cause them to be perceived as vulnerable or unable to manage.” Research by Dr Ruth Woodfield at the University of Sussex provides some insight into gender difference when...
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Assembly 15 March: Character and the Good Man Journey

Character and the Good Man Journey Regarding the wearing of Bashers, through discussions at RCL and Prefect level, the decision has been taken to have Mondays as Basher and Blazer day . Please remember to bring your bashers on a Monday, or a Tuesday if Monday is a holiday  – you may also wear them at morning...
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