Headmaster’s Newsletter – 19 May 2017

Dear Parents,

The past week has seen the girls in Upper Transitus visit the Science Museum and specifically the Wonder Lab. This is an area where science is brought to life with many interactive displays and demonstrations. We are truly fortunate to have such a superb facility right on our doorstep.

On Monday evening the Brass Ensemble returned from their highly successful tour to Belgium. They played in Assembly on Wednesday and later the same evening performed the full programme in Founders’ Hall. This is a busy week for the Brass as tomorrow they will be performing at the Faulkner House Music Gala in St. Mary the Boltons. Preparations are also well underway for the Graduation Assembly at the end of term and of course, Marching Band at Field Day.

Today the St. Cecilia Singers are on their way to Switzerland for a series of concerts around Montreux.

The pupils in Small School have been creating some hanging baskets as part of the “Chelsea in Bloom” festival. These will be hung in Flood Street and near Cadogan Gardens. Perhaps some of the butterflies they released this week, having nurtured them from caterpillars, will find the baskets. They also had a visit from theatre group “Perform” this week.

Next week is the week before Half Term and is full of extra activities. On Monday at 6.15pm in Founders’ Hall we have the talk for parents on How to talk to your kids about drugs – An interactive discussion. If you would like to attend please email the school office so we can have a good idea of numbers wishing to attend.The eagerly awaited Upper Transitus Musical “Annie” will be performed on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.30pm in Founders’ Hall, accompanied by a live orchestra. All are welcome.
As is now customary the Friday before Half Term is Mufti Day. The Student Council will vote in their meeting on Wednesday for the charity for whom we will be raising money. When we know the outcome of their deliberations we will let you know.

All the school buildings are located in heavily residential areas. We are again having a growing problem of children being dropped off before the school doors are opened at 8am and then left unattended. As a school we cannot take responsibility for the welfare of your child until they are passed to the care of our staff inside the building. If you do arrive a few minutes early please remain with your child to ensure they are safe and supervised appropriately. Thank you.

Details of all the events in the week ahead can be found in the Calendar section of the website.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend

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