HeadLines, Friday 10 March
Putting one’s head above the parapet, trying something new, being judged, evaluated, feeling vulnerable, and definitely moving out of one’s comfort zone, are some of the feelings associated with assessment.
Assessment takes many different forms, and for those being assessed it can feel daunting. Assessments also come with significant reward; over the last few weeks we have had a number of pupils perform in assembly: Emily, Romilly and Madeleine to name few. Ellis has performed and achieved in the Tunbridge Wells Festival. A number of our Year 7 & 8s have put themselves forward for senior school scholarships, and at the last count 11 have achieved highly. On Monday, we held the ABRSM Music exams with a vast number of pupils putting themselves forward, the culmination of lots of hard work. Our Focus Day 4 enabled pupils to draw on their learning, develop and apply their skills before presenting, and in so many diverse areas. All of this empowering our pupils’ understanding of themselves.
This week the House Art competition was judged and the winners were announced! What a terrific celebration of inspiration and creativity! Well done to everyone who contributed! There will be an exhibition in the Atrium with a viewing during the Summer Term. We were overwhelmed with the quality of work and the thoughtful visual expression – well done to all the finalists for your dedication.
On Wednesday Reception enjoyed a cold but exciting trip to the local Fire Station. They learnt all about the workings of the Fire Station and enjoyed climbing inside the fire engines.
Thank you in advance to the PA for organising the Quiz Night, I look forward to seeing many of you there on Saturday evening.