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Starting the new academic year with reflections

4th September 2023

It was wonderful to see our students, returning and new, in school for our new academic year.  With assemblies uniting our school community in our Junior and Senior sections this morning, a special thanks goes to our Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl for their reflections:

Head Girl, Clara:  It’s amazing to be back, last year was a wonderful year for us and I want to start by thanking Amina and all the senior prefects for being such a great and supportive team. I am really looking forward to all the brilliant events we are planning this year!

The past year included many experiences and challenges.  Whether it be in academics, sports, arts, or other pursuits. Each of you played an invaluable role in shaping our school’s success. In my role, I have learned about the importance of collaboration. It is through the collective efforts of passionate individuals that we have made and will continue to make a profound and lasting impact on our school and the world around us.

Looking ahead to this year, I look forward to the possibilities that lie before us and I am eager to see the achievements and growth that awaits. We have the opportunity to set new goals, pursue new passions, and embrace new experiences.

And I encourage you to do just this. set goals, both academically and personally. Dream big, and then take small steps each day to bring those dreams closer to reality.  I have no doubt that together, we will create a year filled with success, growth, and unforgettable moments.

Always remember to celebrate your achievements, embrace your failures, and cherish the friendships and memories that you make along the way.

Thank you, and here’s to a fantastic year ahead!

Deputy Head Girl, Amina: I hope this assembly find you well-rested and revitalised, ready to embark on a new chapter of our educational journey together.

Let us approach our new beginning at Wakefield Girls’ after the summer holiday as a time for new adventures. Summer has given us the opportunity to rejuvenate, and recharge, and now it’s time to apply this new energy into our academic pursuits. 

We at our school place a high priority on togetherness, empowerment and awareness. Let us not forget to incorporate these principles into our daily tasks and interactions with others. It is with these values in mind that we should approach our studies and strive for excellence, not just in academics, but in every endeavour we undertake. 

Every new beginnings holds the possibility of new challenges and thus improvement, learning, and personal growth. This year, let’s commit to making the most of these opportunities, to strive harder, to be kinder and to support one another this year. After all, each one of you is the pride and future of our school. 

To those of you who have joined us this year, I would like this message to give you the confidence to turn your perhaps anxious thoughts into excitement and pleasure to start afresh. Talk to those around you, and don’t hesitate to speak to myself and the Head Girl team whom you will be meeting a lot more of this year. 

To the teachers, I want to extend my deepest appreciation for your continued dedication. You have shown year after year that your commitment to each and every student is unwavering. 

I encourage each of you in this hall to embrace this new academic year with an open mind and a desire to learn, the path to success is often steep and filled with challenges, but remember that every step no matter how small you take brings you closer to your goals.

Finally, I want to emphasise how critical it is to maintain a healthy balance between your academic work and extracurricular pursuits. Go find a new sport, or hobby you may take interest in this year. Be mindful of the responsibilities that come with being a part of our school community. Participate in class, respect your teachers and peers, take pride in your uniform and always represent our school with honour. 

Thank you for listening. 


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