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"Those with the ability to make a difference have the moral obligation to do so"
"If you have been given the gift of a talent you are very lucky. Use it well"
"You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back,no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive."
VISITING TEACHERS/ PROFESSIONALS
Headteacher's PA & Admissions Officer
"They taught us that courage isn't the absence of fear, it is forging ahead despite your fear"
MONICA DA SILVA
Business Teacher & Accounts Manager
"Love what you do and do what you love otherwise you will become unhappy and self-defeating"
- Sir Allan Sugar
"Books are a uniquely portable magic"
- Stephen King
"Mathematics may not teach us to add love or subtract hate but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution"
"Believing in yourself can be hard, especially when no one else believes in you, just be proud of who you are,and believe anything is possible if you put your mind to it"
"Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch"-Ivern Ball
"Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances" -Sanford Meisner
Musical Theatre & Singing Teacher
"Great things don't come from comfort zones"
-Roy T Bennett
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world"
- N.H Kleinbaum
"The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret"
Street & Jazz Dance Teacher
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul"
- Martha Graham
"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from lack of imagination" -Oscar Wilde
Learning Support Teacher
MIRIAM WINER (ASEND)
"Success is when preparation meets opportunity" -Andy Fraser
Learning Support Assistant
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" -Aristotle
"Technique is what you fall back
on when you run out of inspiration"
- Rudolf Nureyev
Music and Singing Teacher
"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we are from, everyone loves music"
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" -Bob Marley
Life Skills Teacher
"My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style"
- Maya Angelou