Headmaster’s Newsletter – 26 January 2018

Dear Parents,

The ski courses in Switzerland are now well underway with the first group having returned on Monday and the second leaving on Wednesday. The weather hasn’t been the kindest so far but the girls have all had a wonderful time and have been keen to share their experiences on their return. However, the sun has shone from time to time as you can
see in the picture taken during last week’s course. Behind the girls you can see Lake Geneva stretching into the distance with the vineyards of the Lavaux, a World Heritage Site, to the right and to the left is France and the spa town of Evian.

Parents Evenings are now coming thick and fast. Next week these are for the parents of pupils in Upper School and Lower Senior School.

Tuesday 30 Upper School (Hans classes)

5.30-7.00pm in Cadogan Gardens

Wednesday 31 Lower Senior School (Kings, Radnor and Sloane classes)

5.30 – 7.30pm in Founders’ Hall

Thursday Upper School (Kings classes)

5.30-7.00pm in Cadogan Gardens

Next week we are very pleased to be welcoming the author of Supersaurs, Jay Jay Burridge, who will be coming to talk to the boys in Lower Senior School and the girls in Lower Transitus. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to meet an author and to ask questions about the process of writing.

Yesterday evening it was very good to meet many of you at the “Introduction to Boarding” talk given by the Registrar of Winchester College. It appears to have been very helpful to many of those who had never considered boarding as an option and also to those who perhaps boarded as a child and to hear how this sector has progressed in the intervening years. There are so many options for secondary schools that this can be very confusing even for those who have been through the system before. What suits one child will not necessarily fit the next. The team of tutors we have to help you through this process, between them, have a deep knowledge of the process and are here to help you make the best choices. They regularly meet the registrars of the schools we habitually send pupils to. Do take and trust their advice.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend

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