Headmaster’s Newsletter – 28 April 2017

Dear Parents,

The first full week of term has been filled with trips, drama, music and sports fixtures. This week’s plummeting temperatures and the first rain in a long time is a sure sign that the cricket season is now underway. We wish all our sports teams success and most importantly great fun and enthusiasm.

The evening of drama and music to celebrate the culmination of William Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary was most impressive. We were treated to a mix of recitations interspersed with music from the period. Congratulations to all those involved, both performing and bringing the evening together. The Soirée d’Or showcase on Wednesday evening was a wonderful platform for those leading musicians coming to the end of their time at Hill House to demonstrate their talent. It was an evening of varied musical styles but of a uniformly high standard.

There were trips to The British Library and the Tower of London and Small School visited the National Gallery. Congratulations also to Small School on achieving their Level 2 RHS School Gardening Award. They are already setting their sights on Level 3.

Assembly on Wednesday showed the broad range of achievement and activities at Hill House. Maths awards and Skiing awards being presented along with enthusiastic singing from the Middle School choir as well as a violin solo, poetry reading, anthem and the brass ensemble.

The annual year group school photographs will be taken on Wednesday. Please ensure that all children come to school with well-polished shoes and clean summer uniform including a short-sleeved polo shirt, v-neck slipover and cravat as appropriate.

The regular secondhand uniform sale will be in Cadogan Gardens this Tuesday between 3.30 and 5.30pm. A flyer is attached. Please note the date has changed from its usual second Tuesday of the month. The June sale will be as normal. If you have any donations of suitable uniform they will be gratefully received.

Next week sees the first course to Glion of the term. This is a drama course where the children will be working towards a performance in St. John’s, Territet.

A reminder that this Monday is a Bank Holiday and so consequently school will be closed.

Best wishes, 

Richard Townend

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Secondhand Uniform flyer