Prinjcipal's Address at the School Assembly Before the Winter Break December 16, 2016


Principal’s Talk at the Assembly before the Winter Holidays
December 16th, 2016
Good afternoon, students. On this occasion, with the whole school assembled before the winter holidays, I wish to convey my very best wishes to each and every one of you.  With the holidays about to begin, the time is perfect for talking to you, before saying farewell for the last time this year.
We have a long way to go before the second semester ends next March. However, it may be meaningful for us to stop and reflect on all we have done, on so many occasions since October 5th. Quite a number of different events and activities were squeezed into a short space of time. They were carried out with amazing efficiency, and were favorably received by all, thanks to your understanding, unremitting efforts and great enthusiasm. I am proud to be able to give you the highest evaluation for all that you have achieved over the last two and a half months.
    Grade twelve students, you made a large contribution both toward the speech contest and the Open House, even though you were all so busy. I deeply appreciate and congratulate you for your efforts.
A number of eleventh graders spoke very earnestly to their juniors at the Round Talk Session conducted by the Career Committee in mid-November. The old and new gyms were filled with excitement as they discussed a wide range of student activities.
After the school trip to San Diego, California, the tenth graders gave us an interim report on the documentary films they had been working on. Director Suwa gave them a careful evaluation and congratulated them for a job well done.
Grade nine students, you left the confines of the school for your work experience program and you too, did an amazing job. I hope that this program will be of help to you as you move toward your future careers. Bear in mind that the program was only possible because of the hard work that teachers and parents put into it, along with the companies involved. They fully cooperated in providing you with much needed assistance.
Eighth graders, on your school trip to Kyoto and Nara, you encountered the ancient capitals of Japan. You had the opportunity to visit historical sites and structures of great cultural and historical importance.  This was an invaluable experience that strengthened the bonds of friendship between you.
Seventh graders, you have been doing your work at school diligently, with both feet on the ground, making steady progress in the process. Moreover, you seem to be enjoying every minute of it. I hope you continue to try your hardest in both study and extra-curricular activities.
 I have no doubt all of you have been very busy, but let me say that these events and activities contribute to making school life fulfilling and gratifying, for each and every student at GKA Secondary.
  Before closing, I would like to comment on the events that the members of the student council have been deeply engaged in. I was very pleased that Culture Day, a new event held for the first time on October 28th, turned out to be such a great success. The proposal for an anti-bullying campaign and classroom discussions, called for by the student council, was carried out late last month.  I felt it was a wonderful activity and appreciated all your efforts.
Let me conclude by wishing you all a most enjoyable and fulfilling time in your winter holidays.  I look forward to seeing every one of you at the next school assembly, right here on January 10th, 2017. 
Thank you for your kind attention.

冬休み前全校集会校長講話           2016年12月16日