As we near the mid-point of the 2023 school year, we’re pleased to share the following address by our Head Prefect Reuben Calleja.
“As we are now at the mid-point of the school year, I am sure there are some different feelings going around. Some of you might be counting down the days until the holidays, excited for that well-deserved break. Others might be feeling a sense of urgency, as time seems to slip through your fingers, leaving you struggling to keep track of it. And there are those of us who have mixed feelings, realising that our journey through school is rapidly coming to a close.
“Regardless of how you feel, it gives us all a valuable opportunity; a chance to reflect on the past half of the year. So, take a moment to ask yourself a few questions. Am I satisfied with what I have done? What accomplishments am I proud of? Are there any areas where I feel dissatisfied or disappointed? And, most importantly, what can I do to improve?
“By asking ourselves these questions, we’re taking a step towards achieving success in the next half of the year. If you’re happy with what you have achieved so far, celebrate it. Give yourself a pat on the back for all your hard work and let those accomplishments fuel your ambition to aim high. And seek out new challenges and opportunities to push yourself wherever you can.
“On the other hand, if you’re not entirely satisfied, or you see room for improvement, don’t get discouraged. Remember that’s part of the process. Instead, identify the areas where you want to improve and come up with a plan of action. Set realistic goals and map out a path to achieve them. And don’t hesitate to seek guidance and support from teachers, peers and mentors along the way.
“Now, let’s not forget that this reflecting is not just about ourselves. It’s about our whole-school community. So let’s think about how we can create a more inclusive environment that celebrates our differences, a more collaborative environment to build lasting connections and a more supportive environment where we help one another.
“You can shape your school experience however you want it to be. And it’s not too late to change your mind about what that looks like and start taking action. So, let’s commit ourselves to make the most of the second half of the year.”
– Reuben was addressing the ELC-Year 12 Assembly held as part of Reconciliation Week