Assembly

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.

With that said, every Monday morning, Galway Primary starts the day off on the right note making sure to keep the abovementioned policy to practice.

Learners assemble in the hall in their grades. The assembly proceeds with singing and praising God. With this, the atmosphere is set for the rest of the assembly.

Teachers take turns every Monday to talk to the learners about the values that we should display in our lives. Every month we focus on a different value.
January – Tolerance
February – Respect
March – Empathy
April – Acceptance
May – Perseverance
June – Responsibility
July – Loyalty
August – Courtesy
September – Honesty
October – Forgiveness
November – Thankfulness
December – Giving

Teachers explain the meaning of the value. They also provide examples on how to apply it in their lives by showing the learners video clips and reading relevant verses from the Bible.
Every class teacher identifies a value champion for the month. The learner who displayed this value the best, receives a badge and a certificate.
During the rest of the assembly learners who excelled in extra-mural activities receive awards.

Lastly the learners recite the school creed and sing the school or national anthem.
On this note the learners and teachers are ready to tackle the week ahead.