Headmaster’s Newsletter – 15 March 2019

Dear Parents,

Assembly this week was a perfect snapshot of what life at Hill House is all about as we celebrated the achievements of pupils throughout the school in every field, from academia to sport and the arts. We gave awards to some of our older mathematicians who had qualified for and then taken part in the Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round. There were swimming awards for some of our very youngest pupils in Small School and Lower School followed by the awarding of Half and Full Colours to some of the oldest boys and girls. On the musical front we had no fewer than three cello ensembles from Cadogan Gardens and Main School playing a range of pieces finishing with some Charpentier and who could fail to be caught up and buoyed by the enthusiasm of the Cadogan Choir. When you add to that the poetry reading, choir anthem and awards for Cross Country and Hockey the breadth of opportunity available comes sharply into focus.

The final week of term has no let up in events. Lower School will be visiting Battersea Zoo on Monday and in the evening there will be a Guitar Showcase in Founders’ Hall at 6pm. Tuesday evening is given over to another violin showcase. On Wednesday and Thursday Founders’ Hall will be transformed into a jungle for the Lower Sixth Musical double bill of The Lion Kingand Madagascar. This project has been a true collaboration between all the creative arts departments. As you can see in the pictures the DT Club have been helping with props and scenery. Those of you who visit the Billings & Edmonds sale tomorrow in Founders’ Hall will be able to see some elements that the Art department have been creating. The performances are at 6.30pm. 

The Choral Scholars will be performing the Fauré Requiem at St. Margaret Lothbury, behind The Bank of England, on Thursday 28 March, at 1.10pm. The concert is part of the regular lunchtime series in this fine Christopher Wren church where the Choral Scholars have been performing regularly for over forty years. Admission is free with a retiring collection.  Do bring all your friends who work in the City.

In preparation for the change to Summer Uniform after the Easter holiday Billings & Edmonds will be setting up their pop-up shop in Founders’ Hall tomorrow, Saturday 23 March. The shop will be open from 10.30am until 2.00pm. All items of summer uniform and sports kit will be available. 

A reminder that as next Friday is the last day of term there will be no Friday Clubs.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend