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Why we collaborate and why must continue to.

It’s late in the year.  So let’s make today’s message short, simple and easy to take meaning from.

A little weariness at this time of year is something you can be forgiven for.  At these times, we can retreat somewhat into ourselves.  I just need to get MY reports done.  I just need to complete MY end of year speech.  I hope MY students didn’t mess up their exams.

Weariness tends to drag us away from the determined collaborative focus that we had early in the year.  But we should always remember that the truly great achievements are accomplished together.  And the joyful celebrations of these achievements are multiplied by each person you achieve them with.

I didn’t think I’d hear a better version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” than that of Rufus Wainwright.  That was, until he did it with a team.  Watch below at what happens when Wainwright shares his song with 1500 other singers.  It’s stunning.


Whatever you’ve done in 2016, you’ve done it together.  You deserve a big collective round of applause for it too.  Just like the 1500 folk in that warehouse.

Well done.  Rest up ahead of tackling another important school year … together.

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