Headmaster’s Newsletter – 25 May 2018

Dear Parents,

On Tuesday and Wednesday evening the girls in Upper Transitus performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Founders’ Hall to packed houses. Not only did every girl take on a role but several also played in the orchestra along with members of staff. This helped to make the evenings to be even more special. Thank you to our drama tutors for devising and realising this project. Thank you to the members of staff who helped with the music either by arranging and/or performing it and also the academic staff for their flexibility in making the rehearsals possible and their help backstage.

After this week’s Assembly the Lower Sixth stayed behind in the church for the Lower Sixth Poetry Recital competition. The adjudicators were Miss Richardson and Miss Rosillo and the results were as follows:
1st place: Luke Empson – 2nd place: Alexander Moufarrige – 3rd place: Reuben Karas

Congratulations to all who took part.

The online safety of your children and all the difficulties that it can present are a constant concern to the modern day parent. With Half Term this week it is a good time to look again at what you might be doing at home to ensure your children are accessing the internet in a safe way. Parent Zone is an excellent website with lots of advice and guides for parents. The Parent Advice section has recently been updated to take into account various changes that have happened recently, for instance the change to the minimum age of WhatsApp from 13 to 16. It also includes guides on online games such as “Fortnite” and “Minecraft”. There is also advice on Instagram and Snapchat. I strongly recommend you read through this even if you are confident in your current position. The guides can be found here: Parent Zone parent guides

Thank you for your generosity for today’s Mufti Day collection in aid of the St. Nicholas Fund at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. As you can see in the picture the Main School cake sale was as busy as ever, which helped the total in Main School come to not far short of £1,000. I will have a final total from all the buildings for you after Half Term.

Finally, we wish all the boys who are sitting Common Entrance after Half Term the very best of luck and trust that the hard work of the last weeks, months and years will pay off and the results they deserve will be achieved.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend

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