Themed assemblies have been a tradition in SUIS Qingpu’s High School since its establishment. They record every step that high school students take when they enter the stage to express themselves, and highlight students’ developments outside of the classroom.
The light will eventually shine brilliantly for those who seek it. As the curtain gently rose on the stage, we cheered for ourselves.
A review of assemblies
September – Risk-takers
Each month, the high school assembly is themed on one attribute of the SUIS Qingpu Learner Profile. September, as the first chapter in this semester, focused on how to become “risk-takers”.
Only those who are willing to take risks will truly know their potential. At SUIS Qingpu, we strive to nurture a community of learners who are not afraid to step outside their comfort zones and embrace new challenges. It could be a chemistry contest, a debate, or a chance to host on stage. Taking risks enables us to maximize our potential and expand our horizons. Through the assemblies, students have learned to be risk-takers by switching every “I can’t!” to an “I can try!”
October – Knowledgeable
The theme of assemblies in October was “knowledgeable,” which means embracing a wide range of knowledge. The attribute of “knowledgeable” encourages us to think beyond the boundaries of textbooks and classrooms, to understand the world around us, and to foster a genuine passion for learning.
One of the highlights of October was the Book Week assembly. We appreciate literature and history and enjoy mountains and rivers in books. Some books, while having nothing to do with our future career, can teach us to think. Book Week provided an opportunity for us to examine the diversity of today’s world from different perspectives.
At the same time, self-care is the foundation of happiness and good health. Students began to take care of their physical and emotional well-being after participating in a self-care session with our psychology counsellor.
As exams and deadlines approached, we emphasized the importance of health — exercise and stress-management activities that help us to maintain balance in our lives. Balance is about finding space in one’s life for what matters. Being balanced enables a student to achieve academic success without sacrificing other key components of healthy living, such as engaging in joyful activities and contributing to our community.
Seasons change with the passage of time, and the joy of harvest brings in a new chapter. We value the trials and triumphs from the past year as a priceless gift from life. Now, as the blooming winter plum trees follow the steps of spring, we are taking larger leaps forward.
Let us celebrate the start of a New Year and put greater effort into accomplishing our future goals. We wish future High School assemblies continued great success!