Mr. Leung, our vice-principal, reminded students of the theme of the 60th school anniversary, “In the way of the Marists”. The theme emphasizes how the Marist Brothers educate young people with their 5 distinctive styles: Simplicity, Presence, Family Spirit, Love of Work and In the way of Mary. It was reminded that we should subsist and embed these 5 distinctive styles in our attitude and daily life so as to carry out the Marist Brothers’ devoted conventions.
Brother John talked about the right attitude on becoming successful in life. Although our attitude may be inherited, there are also three areas of life in which our attitude is formed, 1) sense of belonging, 2) sense of worth, and 3) sense of competence. Motivation is important to cultivate positive attitudes. As attitude determines our destiny, students are reminded to learn from their mistakes, look beyond them, and value successful experiences.
Principal Iu shared a study conducted by the Harvard Business School on goal setting and that it would lead to success. Some people do not set goals because they may not realize the importance of goals, they do not know how to set goals, and they fear failure or rejection. It was emphasized that students should identify the things they want in life and make plans to help them achieve those things.
Setting goals allows one to:
1. Take control of his/her life
2. Focus on the important things
3. Make good decisions
4. Finish the task efficiently
5. Be self-confident and enthusiastic
6. Make progress
7. Be closer to success
September 8, 2014 was Mid-autumn Festival, a day where family and friends gather in a reunion with moon-cakes, lanterns, or a night walk viewing the moon. Brother Joseph emphasized the importance of Family Spirit in the morning assembly, and how Family Spirit is also an essential aspect of SFXC and all Marist Schools. This special characteristic should continue to be fostered to make SFX forever a happier family.
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