Principal's Address at the School Assembly Before the Winter Break

December 15th, 2017
       Good afternoon, dear students. On this occasion before the winter holidays, I would like to convey my very best wishes to you all. Each time I stand here on an occasion like this, I feel that time flies. With the holidays about to begin, the time is perfect for talking to you before saying farewell for the last time this year, 2017.
        The winter break will last for 25 days, going well beyond the holiday season and the opening of the New Year. You will surely appreciate many happy moments during this festive season with your families, relatives and friends. However, being independent from school, you will be responsible for managing your time and behavior wisely. Take the greatest care of your use of IT devices. Avoid wasting time on nonsense when on-line. That’s vital for protecting your privacy. Do not become a victim of the internet. I want to see you returning to school, smiling and refreshed, when we meet again on January 9th. 
       Twelfth grade students, you are now entering the final stages prior to graduation. Please try your hardest to make sound, smart decisions while planning for the next step in your lives ? your exciting transition to higher education.
       Eleventh graders, a special lesson was conducted for your future on October 20th. Amazingly, you made the best use of the lesson when you spoke to your juniors at the round table session one week later.
       Tenth graders, now that your great U.S. trip is over, you must be busy with documentary film-making. I am really looking forward to watching the results after you’ve successfully completed your work three  months from now.
       Ninth graders, you must still be feeling the thrill of your work experience program in November.  You did wonderfully but please remember you were not alone. Think of all the dedicated assistance you had from teachers, companies and parents.
       Eighth graders, in your school trip to Kyoto and Nara, all of you took another giant step forward while absorbing first-hand the lessons of history and culture. At the same time, visiting temples, monuments and parks, you bonded with one another, promoting lasting friendship.       
  Seventh graders, I want to congratulate you for all your effort in publishing a beautiful Oze guidebook. It’s filled with many photos of students and of the beauty of nature. Your drawings show real talent.
        Let me conclude by wishing each and every one of you a most enjoyable and fulfilling break away from the pressures of school. I look forward to seeing every one of you at the next school assembly, right here on January 9th, 2018.  Thank you for your kind attention.