Principal's Message at today's Diligence Assembly

By Rebecca Meek | Posted: Thursday December 7, 2023

Today was an opportunity to celebrate students who have consistently shown our IDEAL values at our Diligence Assembly.

Diligence, by its very definition, is the application of focused and persistent effort to complete a task. Diligence is an attribute that we all have control over, we can all choose to be diligent.

Diligence is not just about completing tasks; it's about how we approach them. It's the unwavering commitment to putting in the effort, time, and focus needed to achieve our goals. It is about turning up even when things can be hard, taking responsibility for your learning, your actions, and your mistakes. Not giving up even when you have tried and tried and still can’t master the task, and listening to constructive criticism which can often be hard to hear.

Think about the great athletes, musicians, or scholars; their success is not built on a single extraordinary day but on countless ordinary days where they consistently put in the effort. Whether it's a hobby, a fitness goal, or a creative endeavor, diligence turns aspirations into achievements. It's the discipline that molds you into the person you aspire to become. Every single one of us can determine how diligently we want to work.

I know that not every student here today will be acknowledged for being diligent, but that doesn’t mean you give up. 

Life is filled with challenges, and diligence is what helps us navigate through them. Challenges are not roadblocks, they are stepping stones, opportunities for us to showcase our diligence, find new solutions, and emerge stronger on the other side.

It’s not just about weathering the storm but learning to dance in the rain. Let's make diligence our ally.

Let's commit to consistency in our efforts, embrace challenges as opportunities, and approach every task with the dedication it deserves. Remember, the power to achieve greatness lies within each of us, and diligence is the key to unlocking that potential.

I believe diligence is the secret ingredient that turns dreams into reality. 

Congratulations to all students who received an acknowledgment today.

You are role models for all of us.

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