Assembly

Introduction

This policy must be read in conjunction with the Religious Policy.

  1. All education to be involved in conducting an Assembly.
  2. Ministers of Religion are also invited to conduct an Assembly.
  3. Educators performing an Assembly must wait for all pupils and staff to be in the quart before commencing with procedures.
  4. Assembly commences at 07:55 on Day 1 and Day 6.
  5. The following format must be followed:

Programme

If educators deviate from this it must be discussed with management.

  • Singing before starting.
  • Opening address and welcome.
  • Talk – to not exceed 15 minutes and must not be less than 10 minutes. Educators must be sensitive and aware of the diverse cultures and religions.
  • A prayer.
  • Singing.
  • At this point you may hand over to the Principal / Deputy / HOD
  • Announcements
  • Awards
  • Singing of National Anthem / School song.
  1. The ambience must be formal and respectful.
  2. Facilitators are encouraged to involve pupils in Assembly as part of leadership development from Grade 0 -7. For example: Reading, drama, announcements.
  3. All educators must act professionally in the quart.
  4. Attire should be neat and appropriate when conducting an Assembly.
  5. Educators and prefects must assist with discipline – stand by register class. Ensure that pupils stand in straight lines and wait their turn.
  6. Staff must refrain from talking on the quart while a colleague is addressing the pupils or while pupils are leading in.
  7. Pupils of other religions are to attend the Assembly unless other arrangements have made. They do not have to participate.