From the Principal’s Desk – 14 February, 2019
This past week I attended the High School Swimming Gala at the American International School. I was so impressed by our small group of swimmers, who competed in every race with enthusiasm and determination. The highlight of the afternoon was the final event of the day – the Girl’s relay race – which HBIS convincingly won! Our school achieved a well-deserved 2nd place overall – congratulations to each of our swimmers and their parents for supporting them.
Our school was filled with Love today as we celebrated Valentine’s Day. All dressed in the colours of love or costumes, the children thoroughly enjoyed their day – from picnics in the Primary School, to an entertaining Costume Parade in the High School.
Next week Friday, 22 February is our first Open Day commencing at 09:00. Please invite your friends to come and visit our beautiful campus and experience our unique school in action.
This week I’d like to share an excerpt from Robin Sharma’s blog entitled “Why not you?”:
Someone will do something fresh, new and brave today…why not you?
Someone will befriend a stranger, deliver hope to the hopeless and model decency…why not you?
Someone will turn pain into power, fear into fortune and confusion into clarity…why not you?
Someone will be recognized for their mastery, celebrated for their acumen and praised for their excellence…why not you?
Someone will forge a new start, install a new habit and build a better routine…why not you?
Someone will let go of their past, rewire their present and rewrite their future…why not you?
Someone will get the sale, finish the book or close the deal…why not you?
Someone will set larger goals, take bigger risks and go to their limits…why not you?
Someone will show uncommon kindness, be a giver not a taker and leave people better than they found them…why not you?
Someone will discover their “Mighty Why”, reconnect with their purpose and so radiate their passion…why not you?
Someone will release their excuses, shatter their doubts and break free of their chains…why not you?
Someone will experience true gratitude, speak real appreciation and feel sincere happiness… why not you?
Yes—why not you?
Let’s be honest…you were born into genius. You’ve been built to amaze. And you’re designed to make history.
The question’s not can you. Nope. It’s will you?