Headmaster’s Newsletter – 28 June 2019

Dear Parents,

At this week’s Assembly we were all enchanted by the whole of Small School singing a song in French with superb diction and wonderful enthusiasm.  It was hard to believe that these were children of five years old coming to the end of their first year in school but with the confidence to perform in front of some seven hundred people with such assurance.  Truly amazing.

As we come to the end of this Summer Quarter we can also celebrate the great achievements of our graduates and wish them even further success in their new schools in September. 

Since the CE results were announced we have received three further pieces of good news:

  • Bryanston School have awarded Paloma Reynolds a prize for Biology
  • St Edward’s Oxford have awarded Algy Low a prize for his Geography project
  • King’s College School, Wimbledon have awarded Philip Krivacevic a prize for outstanding performance in Mathematics

All are welcome at the Graduation Assembly in St Columba’s on Wednesday at 9.00am to cheer them on their way.

Thursday sees the annual spectacular of Field Day, when every child in the school takes part and has the chance to show off their talents in a magnificent display of sporting activities. The event culminates in the famous Gun Run and the Ceremony of the National Flags accompanied this year by the biggest Marching Band ever.  Invitations will be sent home on Monday and for security please bring them with you on the day. Extra copies for family and friends can be collected at going home time on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Tomorrow, Saturday 29, Billings & Edmonds will be holding their summer sale in Founders’ Hall from 10.30am to 2.00pm. This is a last minute opportunity to buy T-shirts for Field Day or to prepare in advance for uniform items for next term.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful holiday.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend