Friday, 16 January 2015

Head Master's Weekly Notes Notes - 16th January 2015

This week’s assembly was a solemn occasion where we took time to reflect on the atrocities that occurred in Paris last week – an attack on the values that we strongly believe in – tolerance, respect and kindness – and an opportunity to think about our place in the world and the importance of democracy and free speech. It was interesting speaking to a group of students after the assembly who questioned the actions and debated whether free speech is actually free. I was impressed at how they articulated their responses and it was encouraging to see young people developing their own opinions – something I am very keen for them to do here at Sexey’s. Do discuss with your children what’s going on in the world,  and current affairs, encourage them to read the newspaper, listen to the radio (Radio 4 is a family favourite), take an interest in current affairs and the political debate – those conversations around the dining table are vital in developing their intellectual curiosity and helping them to engage with what is going on beyond the safety of our school gates. We also talked about how we should be keeping those New Year resolutions that we made with all the best intentions at the start of the year. Making the resolutions is easy, but keeping them is the challenge.  I’m glad to say that I haven’t broken any of my resolutions (yet!) and it has been tough – the food served in the KDR is second to none…

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