HeadLines, Friday 20 October
As we bid farewell to another exciting half term of learning, it’s time to reflect on the wonderful achievements, progress, and growth that have taken place within our school community. From the youngest faces in Kindergarten to the most seasoned seniors in Year 8, each and every one of our pupils has contributed to the vibrant tapestry of learning we’ve witnessed.
Our pupils have truly excelled academically this half term. From outstanding presentations on their Creative Curriculum in Lower School to Upper School debating, the dedication to learning has been palpable. Special congratulations to all those who have already undertaken their senior school entrance exams – your hard work has not gone unnoticed.
On the sports field pupils have demonstrated commendable sportsmanship and determination and the arts have flourished with a whirlwind of creativity. The House Song Competition demonstrated talent from so many pupils, while the Year 5 Shrek rehearsals are well underway. The performance of the Choir Tour left us in awe – and we look forward to hearing your news.
Our School’s commitment to community service remains unwavering. Our community service projects with the Rotary Shoebox and partnership with St Matt’s Community Larder have made a significant impact. Thank you to all pupils, parents, and staff who have dedicated their time and effort to these endeavours.
Innovation and Technology: We’ve witnessed impressive strides in integrating technology into the learning process. Well done to all pupils who have embraced the digital landscape with enthusiasm and adaptability.
Celebrating Diversity: Our school prides itself on being an inclusive and diverse community. This week we have delved into a very special book about languages and have celebrated the rich tapestry of cultures and backgrounds represented within our School.
Looking ahead, as we prepare to embark on the next half term, there are many exciting events and opportunities on the horizon. Our Christmas Fair, Carol Service and the nativities, not to forget Focus Day, Eco-Committee swaps, matches, trips and lots of learning are sure to continue the momentum of this term’s successes.
Our sustainability efforts have had a strong start with a fancy-dress swap. Well done and thank you everyone. After half term there will be a pre-loved Christmas jumper swap, so do start digging out those too small jumpers.
Thank you to Year 3 and 4 for sharing their learning with us. The Celtic quiz tested our knowledge on the use of woad and hair adornments. Year 4 reminded us how many times our heart beats every 24 hours. Thank you to the PA, particularly to Mrs Hawkins, for the marvellous Pumpkin Party for PrePrep pupils.
I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated staff, supportive parents, and, most importantly, our incredible pupils. It is your combined efforts that make our school the vibrant, nurturing, and thriving community it is.
Here’s to another half term of growth, learning, and achievement.