On the morning of 7 August 1974, Philippe Petit, a 25-year-old French high-wire artist performed his most daring, death-defying stunt when he stepped out onto a cable that he set up between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Petit was a street performer in Paris and an expert tightrope walker. In his teens, Petit … Continue reading Let's stay connected
I feel certain that over the past few weeks most of us took a deep breath and asked for strength to manage the current challenge facing us on so many fronts. When we dig deep and sit in our quiet moments we come to the realisation that strength will not come from an external source … Continue reading Give me strength
“The focal point of Jewish life is the transmission of a heritage across the generations” - Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks The last week has been another extraordinary one in the life of Moriah College, a week redolent in meaning, that clearly defines who we are and why we exist. Two years ago, on the 75th … Continue reading Honouring our heritage
“If you are losing your leisure, look out! -- It may be you are losing your soul.”― Virginia Woolf By chance, I had a recent conversation with a few eight-year-olds about what they like to do outside of school. The notion of having a hobby was explored, and I was honestly shocked to learn that this … Continue reading What these eight-year-old students said, shocked me!
It’s funny how the simple things can sometimes leave a lasting impression or at least introduce an idea that floats around in the back of your head until suddenly it ignites a spark. Just recently, I came across a cartoon drawing in which Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh were staring at each other. In … Continue reading Teach children how to be kind to increase their happiness