This speech can be used by a principal or a manager, or anyone new joining a company, university, school, or college.
Transitions are never easy, let it be in school, college, university, or any other practical stage of life. Naturally, we have a bit of anxiety about who will be stepping in to lead our school. The teachers, staff, and of course your previous Principal, who was a man of the greats, have nurtured and taught the students, have put their energy into making the school culture what it is, and are rightfully protective of the history, and traditions that have been established. As I said before, transitions are never easy.
I want to extend to you, and your family my token of love, and warmth as we embark on a new journey. As a parent, I understand that these years are a super exciting time of the year when children embark on new channels of life and explore themselves, their talents, and their “thing”. I believe in practicality instead of cramming. I believe in engineers instead of machines. I believe in learning rather than grading. Each year will provide important transitions and the acquisition of new skills that will enhance each student’s ability to apply learning in many ways. As this school has always lived up to the expectations of the students, and parents, I assure you it will continue to do so.
It is an honor for me to join your school which is known for its welcoming environment as well as an amazing student body. I would not take much of your time, and I will also not give a very monotonous speech that will put you to sleep. But here are a few of my requests. We are a family. We together will be responsible for taking this alma mater to amazing levels of success or trodding it down the roads. We need to own this place. We need to work as a team. There is no you, or no us, or no them, or race, or caste system, and neither will any of us will be defined by color, background, or ethnicity. Either it is us, or it is no one. It is all for one and one for all. If you have any problems, please come, and discuss them. You do not have to make an appointment. You can come to the staff rooms, and talk to us. Here, you will find out who we really are as people, not just as teachers.
Communication is the key to every successful relationship let it be a professional one or a domestic one. Please feel free to come up with new ideas, new innovative techniques, new societies, new programs, and new talents. No talent is small. No talent is insignificant. No talent goes to waste ever.
Above everything, we are a team. We have to do everything as a family. We want a secure future for OUR kids. OUR kids are OUR priority. We will impossible possible. We will see the unseen together. We will chase the sky above our Sky. We will do it all together because it’s the only US.
Welcome to OUR school!