Headmaster’s Newsletter – 4 May 2018

Dear Parents,

In a first for our weekly Assembly we were entertained by a musical hosepipe! Following the Brass Consort’s successful trip to Switzerland last weekend they performed edited highlights from their concert in St. Imier during Assembly. This included Mr SC playing part of Handel’s Water Music on the hosepipe and then as a duet with Mr Brown on modern trumpets. We also had Cavalry trumpets and the group split in two with some in the gallery for the Gabrieli inspired antiphonal playing. In the evening the full concert was repeated in Founders’ Hall. The Director of Music from Charterhouse School came to the showcase and has written to say how much he enjoyed the evening commenting on the enthusiasm and appetite for a variety of music. He also went on to say “how fortunate [it is] for so many children to experience something you give them that’s now such a rarity.” The picture shows the boys in front of the organ in St Imier.

Now that the warmer weather, and more particularly the sun, appears to be making a more prolonged stay please make sure that all children come to school in the morning having applied sunscreen. Pupils in Main School should ensure they have a water bottle, in addition to their games kit, with them for their long afternoon games lesson.

At the end of Assembly this coming Wednesday their will be a collection for Christian Aid. The Scottish Church is always grateful for your generous donations. As the Minister told us on Wednesday the money raised this year is being channeled towards the efforts to help Haiti after their recent series of natural disasters.

A reminder that this weekend is the May Day Bank Holiday and so the school will be closed on Monday. Details of all trips, fixtures and showcases can be found on the calendar of the website.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend

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