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Weekly News – Friday 25th May

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

I am writing on a Thursday as once again I have a Friday meeting. I thank Mr Dean for taking up the newsletter challenge last week.

Today, Senior School is full but silent. The GCSE Maths exam has just started and all the other children are in their school exams. It has been like this much of the week.

Our big news this week is the announcement of the Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy for 2018 – 2019. We are delighted that following the full democratic process, Jessica has been duly elected Head Girl and Joseph as Deputy Head Boy.

Just to clarify, we have no gender agenda. The pupils and staff each place a vote for their selected candidate from those prefects who put themselves forwards, by application. At hustings we had 4 boys and 2 girls on the platform.

Interesting to note that as of September, Jessica will be the pupil who has been at school the longest. Joseph, in his position, amongst the shortest. We wish them very success in their new roles.

We break up on Friday (today as you are reading this) for our summer half term break. Pupils are expected back at school on Monday 4th June. I hope you have a lovely restful break. Now the school Year 7 to 10 exams are over, pupils can really take a well-earned break. (Sorry staff, you have to mark the papers….)

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

A rainy Friday to end the week but hopefully a lot of sunshine to come over the weekend.  Well done to all of KS2 who have worked so hard for their tests this week. I hope they enjoy the week off, with no homework, and that they are very proud that they have done their very best. Results will be given out when we come back.

Year 3 had a great time at the Mega Fest on Monday. The children participated in a range of fun activities. The highlight was the new age curling! Year 3 boys faced off against the Year 3 girls in a highly competitive game, which ended 2-2. Children also participated in handball, athletics and hockey. They won 2 out of 3 relay races and both hockey matches. As usual, all children behaved fantastically and were a credit to the school.

This morning, I was treated to some story telling in EYFS. Reception have written their very own stories and made these into book. I was so impressed with their writing and can’t wait to see the completed books!

On Thursday 7th June, Years 5 and 6 will be taking part in a triathlon and more information on this will follow. You should have had letters detailing this year’s Sports Day.  Please note that EYFS have their own Sports Day in School later in the term.

Can I please remind you that our ‘Early Birds’ club and before school care does not start until 8.00am. There is no supervision and therefore children should not be in the building before this time.

Have a lovely week and I look forward to hearing about what the children have got up to during half term.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors

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