In Psalm 143:8, David says to the Lord ‘Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.’
In St Hilda’s we believe that the best way to start the school day is by listening to God, lifting our thoughts beyond our everyday circumstances and recognizing His presence in our lives. As a school community, we begin each day with an act of worship, which is either a form devotion or house assembly.
House assemblies: follow the theme for the year and include acts of worship including Bible readings and prayer. Assemblies are led by various staff, students and occasionally visiting Christian speakers.
Form devotions: include a prayer, a Bible verse, a worship song and a reflection activity each week. These follow the theme for the year and are teacher and student led where appropriate.
Afternoon reflection: When the final lesson of the day ends there is also a five-minute opportunity for all students to be still and reflect.