At Firrhill we have six assemblies which encourage children to reflect on the positive role they can play in the school, the community and the world. Our assemblies recognise the important symbolism of particular times of year to many different religions and seek to promote an understanding of different faiths without promoting a specific single religion. All children are encouraged to attend but if a parent wishes their child not to attend they can withdraw them from the religious observance assembly programme. Information about how to do this is available in the School Handbook.
Assemblies are linked to the work of the school and a variety of pupils take part in their delivery, for example the school’s charitable sixth year committee link the message of hope connected with the December assembly to celebrating the school’s fund raising. The third years who learnt about the work of the Cyrenians produced a film to accompany the harvest time assemblies underlining the need to think of others.
In 2013 the school has worked with our school chaplain, Gayle Taylor, the Rotary Club, the Cyrenians and the Youth Philanthropy Association as partners in the creation of our assembly programme.
|September||Values that make a caring community
|Helping Hands S6|
|October||Harvest : plenty and famine
Custody of the planet
|S6 Eco Group
S4 Youth Philanthropy project
S3 Geography Field Trip
|November||Armistice : importance of actively working for Peace
|Senior Student Council
Musicians from S5
|January||Holocaust memorial day
Inhumanity of man
|December||Light in darkness||School chaplain
Interact Charity Work
Theme of change
Importance of creativity to our well being
|English faculty and Art faculty|