Appendix B: Changing Seasons

A school year has a rhythm of shifting seasons, and the messages of assemblies follow this rhythm. The wisdom of winter is madness in May, and so the things students need to hear in September are not the same as they are told in April, and so by organising the assemblies by months we can pick out similarities in the start of school messages, the season of Remembrance, the assemblies that fit into Resilience for a Better Tomorrow, exam preparation, and the assemblies of goodbye that come at the end of the year.

January

The Song Remains

World of Difference

A Fine Thing

Amar Sonar Bangla

Heroes

Anxiety and Darfur

Peanut Butter Falcon

Archbishop Desmond

Voiceless Voices

Conversation

It's Unfair

A Tense Topic

Doughnuts of Reconciliation

Miserable Scholarship

Daft Punks


February

Dancing New Steps

Disagreement and Doubt

How Long?

Spinning Pebbles

Briefly Gorgeous

A Bend in the Road


March

Lub and Dub

War Games

Being More Neville

Cracks

The Orb of Life


April

Entropy Inspires

Discretionary Hours

Boot Confidence

An Habitual Voyeur


May

Venomous Bede

Tricolon of Goodbyes

Finite Things

History of Asia

Tradition

Getting Out of the Mood

Windows on the World


June

Life, Death, Love

The Thing Itself

Books and Cleverness

Glee

Hiking in Darien

Late June

No More Sir, No More Miss

Pericles and the Violin




July

Time

Two Roads Diverged


September

A Metaphorical Violin

Big City Ambition

Quadrichotomy

Hope and Accuracy

Look Street

Changed for Good

Cultural Revival

Livin' on a Prayer

Look Deeper

People are Strange

A Contested Space

Checking Out Haiti

Curious and Punctual

Running Out of Time

Speak Up, Speak Now


October

Memories of Dominica

The Difficulty of Nuance

Growing Wiser

Samarkand

Vacational Tricolon

Songs and Remembering

The Youth of the Heart


November

The Hopes We Had

War is Hell

An Ordinary Soldier

Remembering Values

Sam, Frodo and Tagore

Coventry

Kindred Spirits

Six Candles

Humanity

Universal Soldier

Why this Soldier?

Hard Work on Electric Avenue

November Courage


December

Art and Artifice

Groups and Shirts

A Place in the Choir

Frail Thrushes

I Got Rhythm

On Punctuation

Liberian Soap

Musical Inspirations

Old Dispensation

Start Here

Christmas Stories