Talking points: How should schools start their Monday morning assembly?

Talking points: How should schools start their Monday morning assembly?

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Jessie Pang Yu-tung, 17, True Light Girls' College

Schools should invite cheerful, interesting speakers or students to talk about things that are relevant to children. The topics should be innovative and inspiring - like the reasons behind the success of K-pop or top memorisation skills. Assemblies should also be short, so they don't put students to sleep!

Minal Daswani, 17, Island School

Schools shouldn't have a Monday morning assembly! They should start after lunch that day, but finish at the usual time. This way, students can have a lie-in, or do their homework, and the week won't seem as long.

Kerrie Chiu Ching-wai, 17, Singapore International School

Many schools have their own "house system", where houses compete against each other. I believe that each house should stage a "mass dance", with loud chanting. Every member should take part in the event. Such performances, held every Monday morning, will help build up school spirit and promote a sense of unity among students. Besides, it will help students shake off their Monday blues and get ready for the challenges ahead.

Joy Pamnani, 15, Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College

The start of the week is not something we look forward to. Monday morning assemblies are the worst, so schools should help us prepare for the tough, homework-filled week ahead. Instead of singing the national anthem and school song, students should take turns sharing funny stories or even cracking a few jokes. This will give everyone a good laugh and cheer them up before the hardships begin.

Coco Ma Hiu-lam, 16, St Paul's Co-educational College

Mondays are usually the toughest day of the week because most students have trouble staying awake after a busy weekend. So schools should start Monday morning assembly by providing breakfast and playing loud music, creating a joyful environment for everyone. Schools could also organise games for students, helping them to bond and co-operate with others.


Tell us how you think schools should start their Monday morning assembly in the comment box below

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Suskihanna Gurung


I feel that schools start too early, hence an energizing section where students can take naps, grab some energy drinks or coffee, or have a nice good chat with friends. Just before the get on with their loaded schedules of different classes.



Monday assembly should be inspiring because it is the first day of school.we can make it attractive through sharing some good views with children,doing some drama which reveal some good idea.We can sayinspiring thoughts'
, beautiful poems in the assembly.