The morning assembly is held on a daily basis in the School and forms an integral part of the School curriculum. Routine activities in the morning assembly include prayer, hymns, thoughts, news, amazing facts, students talk (on famous personalities) and national anthem. Teachers also deliver a value based talk on every Tuesday. The regular assembly from Monday to Wednesday is complemented on Thursday by a class assembly that is held on a rotational basis. Friday is reserved for a General Knowledge discussion in the class rooms on topics of current - national and international issues. The Saturday assembly is reserved for meditation by the entire school. The House on duty is also required to put up a presentation on any major celebration that take place during their shift. The Best House Assembly and Best Class Assembly boards are awarded to the outstanding presentations.
Importance of Morning Assembly
It is essential to understand that morning assembly is not just about standing in long queues and singing prayers or national anthem, but it’s something beyond just prayers. All the activities carried out in morning assembly by the school staff and students have a great influence in every point of life. The positive effects of attending school assemblies can be felt throughout life. Some of the benefits of morning assemblies for students:
Develop a feeling of being united
During a morning assembly, all the students of a school stand at the same place, as a part of an institution regardless of their age, culture, religion, sex, etc. A feeling of unity is aroused by this act. This feeling of unity stays forever in the student’s mind and it leads to a happy society.
Understanding the school in a better way
The students get to know about their school and its achievements in a better way because of the discussions that are conducted by teachers and students during the assembly.
Learn valuable lessons
The headmaster or the principal addresses all the students and give valuable moral teachings for life. This speech of principal is the thing that can change the perspective of students. Each and every word of this speech is the reflection of the experience and values of the school. When students endure these experiences, it helps them to lead a successful life. This morning speech/address from the principal acts as a strong pillar in the moral development of students.
School assemblies also consist of news report reading or thoughts delivering. Some schools also encourage the students to showcase small play delivering some meaningful lesson. All these activities, give a chance to every student to be a part of school activities. In this way, confidence is built in the students.
Rewarding achievers to encourage them to perform better
School’s morning assembly is the best platform to encourage the students who have achieved something in academics or extra-curricular activities. When the achievers are awarded in front of everyone, they feel encouraged. This encouragement gives them the enthusiasm to achieve more. Furthermore, it inspires other students to perform better in order to become one of the achievers.
Understanding the ups and downs of schools and solving out the problems
Morning assemblies are a good idea for discussing the problems faced by the school or discussing any activity happening in the school that can lead to a bad effect on a student’s life. For instance, the act of indiscipline or immoral behavior by some students can be discussed so that it can be prevented. Student as a whole understands the problems and try to find out the solution. This instills discipline in them.
Thus, school assembly is a crucial part of school teachings. At SBPS, we have a well-planned morning assembly. It is accompanied with morning prayer, national anthem, speech, news, the thought of the day, acknowledgment of achievers and address by the school’s authorities. Every day, we inspire our students with life teachings that facilitate mental and spiritual development. We believe in value education which is an integral part of our curriculum.