Our close affiliation with UNICEF for example is indicative of our philosophical stance when it comes to upholding the principles of The Convention of the Rights of the Child. Last week marked Children’s Day. This is a celebration that highlights the importance of equality and the urgent need for equal opportunity for all children across the globe.
To mark this important milestone, our school hosted its highly successful annual Model United Nations conference (NAISMUN VI). Model United Nations is an empowering platform that allows young people to have a voice about issues of global significance. The conference commenced with an inspiring keynote address by Ms Charlotte Roule who developed the theme of equality and fairness of opportunity for young people particularly marginalised groups such as girls and young women. The conference was underpinned by vigorous debate and consideration of the challenges we all face in the 21stcentury. World Children’s Day is highlighting the importance of protecting and nurturing children as they are the future hope for our planet and all humanity. Our Model United Conference provided a sobering insight to the challenges they face. However, our students demonstrated great confidence, optimism and competence. This is an inspiration and a source of great hope for us all.
This week again promises to be jam packed with opportunities for our academically ambitious students. In particular, our students in years 7-10 and 12 will get the chance to formally demonstrate their learning and progress in the first Assessment Cycle of the academic year. In addition, I look forward to welcoming our Year 9 and 11 students and parents at this week’s options evening.