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September Assemblies - Secondary

TitleSuitability
Give and Take
Is it better to give or receive?
Whole School (Sec)
The Journey
Considers the journey of life
Whole School (Sec)
Start Here
An assembly for the start of the school year
Whole School (Sec)
Somewhere to Learn
School is worth it!
Whole School (Sec)
Inside Out
Don’t judge a book by its cover
Whole School (Sec)
Healthy Heart
World Heart Day is on 29 September
Whole School (Sec)
The Fruit of Peace
Aiming for peace
Whole School (Sec)
Just Good Luck?
Making our own luck
Whole School (Sec)

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
New term, new de-term-ination!
To encourage students returning to school for a new school year to develop the habit of doing their best and of not giving up.
Whole School (Sec)
Peace One Day
Working together for peace in the world
Whole School (Sec)

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Gateways – Pathways to Moving On
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec) - Church School
A Bad Harvest
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Hope for the Future
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Who Needs Prayer?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)

Christian Festivals...

A Harvest selection

TitleSuitability
Reaping and sowing
Students are encouraged to consider the way that academic achievements are based on careful preparation.
Whole School (Sec)
Harvest (sharing)
To show the students how they can work together so that nobody misses out.
Key Stage 3

October Assemblies - Secondary

TitleSuitability
Having a Moan!
The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses
Whole School (Sec)
Receiving and Giving
Thinking about harvest
Whole School (Sec)
How Do You See It?
It takes time to see what a person is really like
Whole School (Sec)
Agreeing to Disagree
The Week of Prayer for World Peace is on 8-16 October
Whole School (Sec)
The Festival of Sukkot
The festival of Sukkot is on 4-11 October 2017
Whole School (Sec)
The Two Sides of Halloween
Is it fun or scary?
Whole School (Sec)
Playing It Safe?
Should we play it safe or throw caution to the wind?
Whole School (Sec)
Who Is to Blame?
How often do we blame other people?
Key Stage 4/5

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Living Gratefully - Harvest in the twenty-first century
To encourage students’ appreciation of the resources available to them (SEAL theme: Self-awareness).
Whole School (Sec)

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Change Takes Courage
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Examples of Friendship
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Every Little Helps
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec) - Church School
Conflict and Resolution
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)

Christian Festivals...

A Harvest selection

TitleSuitability
Reaping and sowing
Students are encouraged to consider the way that academic achievements are based on careful preparation.
Whole School (Sec)
Harvest (sharing)
To show the students how they can work together so that nobody misses out.
Key Stage 3

November Assemblies - Secondary

TitleSuitability
Celebrating Difference
The United Nations’ International Day for Tolerance is on 16 November
Whole School (Sec)
All Different, All Equal
Anti-Bullying Week runs from 13 to 17 November
Whole School (Sec)
The Meaning of Ohana
‘Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten’
Whole School (Sec)
Joy
The meaning of ‘joy’
Whole School (Sec)
What Is Advent All About?
Short dramas and thoughts for the season of Advent
Whole School (Sec)
I’m Having the Time of My Life
Handling the good times and the bad
Whole School (Sec)
You’ve Kept Me Waiting!
Things are better when we wait with anticipation
Whole School (Sec)
Saint Andrew
St Andrew’s Day is on 30 November
Key Stage 3/4

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Remembrance: An assembly for Armistice Day (11 November)
To consider the meaning of Armistice Day.
Whole School (Sec)

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Reflections About God
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
The Importance of Forgiveness
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Advent: Preparation
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Armistice: War and Peace
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)

December Assemblies - Secondary

TitleSuitability
Rights and Wrongs
Human Rights Day is on 10 December
Whole School (Sec)
Christmas Hope
The story of Clair Cline and his violin
Whole School (Sec)
SAD
The shortest day of the year is on 21 December
Whole School (Sec)
A Traditional Christmas?
A light-hearted look at Christmas
Whole School (Sec)
Getting to the Heart of Christmas
Addressing the geographical and cultural wrapping
Whole School (Sec)
Light Overcomes Darkness
Light is an important symbol in many religions
Whole School (Sec)
Awesome!
What does ‘awesome’ really mean?
Key Stage 3
Christmas and Isaiah
Isaiah the prophet
Whole School (Sec) - Church School

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Crisis at Christmas
The UK charity Crisis helps the homeless at Christmas
Whole School (Sec)
A Refugee Christmas
It all sounds so familiar
Whole School (Sec)
A Quiz for Christmas
Putting the true meaning of Christmas at the centre of the celebration
Whole School (Sec)

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
What an Adventure!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Successful?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)
Christkindlesmarkt
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec) - Church School
Christmas Poems
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Sec)

Standing Assemblies - Secondary

The assemblies in this section tackle issues or deal with important events that occur from time to time in the life of any school.

TitleSuitability
Road Safety - Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Aware
Take care on the roads!
Key Stage 4/5
Building on Difficulties and Hardship
When an adult or older person dies
Whole School (Sec)
Disappointment
How do we deal with disappointment?
Whole School (Sec)
Disaster
The forces of nature and unanswered questions
Whole School (Sec)
Encouragement
Everyone needs encouraging!
Whole School (Sec)
Making a team
Working together towards success
Key Stage 3
Words Will Never Hurt Me
We need to think about the things we say.
Key Stage 3/4

Festivals of World Religions - Secondary

Assemblies linked to the major festivals of world religions.

TitleSuitability
Chinese New Year: Gung hei fat choi! Happy new year!
To reflect on Chinese new year.
Key Stage 3
Eid-ul-Adha
To find out what happens during the festival of Eid-ul-Adha.
Whole School (Sec)
Guru Nanak's birthday
To discover about how Sikhs celebrate the birthday of Guru Nanak.
Key Stage 3
Guru Nanak's birthday: 21 November
To explore how Sikhs celebrate the birthday of Guru Nanak.
Whole School (Sec)
Holi: Hindu festival, 8 March 2012
To understand the meaning behind the festival of Holi and its use of bright colours.
Whole School (Sec)
Passover
To understand the link between Passover and freedom.
Whole School (Sec)
Passover
To understand the link between Passover and freedom.
Whole School (Sec)
Passover: 7-14 April 2012
To explore the link between Passover and freedom.
Whole School (Sec)
Rosh Hashanah
To understand the purpose of the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah and to consider the same questions as Jewish people do at this time of year.
Whole School (Sec)
Rosh Hashanah
To understand the purpose of the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah and to consider the questions asked by a Jew at this time of year.
Key Stage 4/5
The Sikh festival of Vaisakhi (or Baisakhi)
Loyalty, self-sacrifice, devotion and bravery.
Whole School (Sec)
Vaisakhi
To discover the importance of the Khalsa for Sikhs and why they celebrate the day of its foundation.
Key Stage 3

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