Headmaster’s Newsletter – 29 June 2018

Dear Parents,

Last week we were able to congratulate some of the boys who have been given awards and scholarships. As expected we have been notified of a couple more, which I can share with you now.

Alleyn’s School

Niccolo Bianchi – Sports Exhibition

City of London Boys’ School

Harold Robson – Academic Scholarship

The complete list of boys and girls results is now at the printers ready for publication.

We can also congratulate Alexandre Liaudet on being awarded the Painter Stainers Art Prize. He received his prize from the Master Painter Stainer at a ceremony at the company’s hall in the City. This year’s Art Exhibition will be in Founders’ Hall on Monday and Tuesday 9-10 July. The Gala Opening with prize giving will be at 6.00pm on Monday 9 July. The exhibition will be open for parents to view during the day and the Guitar Showcase on Tuesday 10 July will take place in amongst the art. There is a poster attached to this newsletter.

Next week will be the last week of individual music lessons and ensembles. Anyone who is leaving the school and is currently borrowing a school instrument should return it to the front office in Hans Place by next Friday please.

All library books should be returned to school by next Friday too.

Tomorrow, Saturday 30 June, Billings & Edmonds will be holding their termly pop-up shop in Founders’ Hall from 10.30am until 2.00pm. They will be selling all uniform items and also Field Day t- shirts. There is a flyer attached to this newsletter.

This Tuesday is the final of the annual Speech Competition. We are delighted to welcome Alderman Dr Sir Andrew Parmley, former Lord Mayor of London, as our judge this year. In his mayoral year he gave over 400 speeches so he is well qualified to judge our young speakers! There is a very broad range of topics to be spoken about. I hope to see many of you there. The winner will deliver their speech at Assembly the following morning.

Last weekend the Choral Scholars were in Switzerland and gave an excellent concert at the Musée d’Orgue in Roche to a very appreciative full house. On Sunday morning they joined the local choir at St. John’s English Church in Territet for the morning service. Looking ahead they will be performing the Fauré Requiem at St. Margaret Lothbury, by the Bank of England this Thursday 5 July at 1.10pm as part of the regular lunchtime recital series. All parents who work in or are near the City are warmly invited to attend the performance.

Over the last several days the boys and girls in Upper Beta and Gamma have been creating a French Market that has been taking over Cadogan Gardens. As you can see they have taken to the theme enthusiastically.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend

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