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Secondary Update – Mr Simon Graves – 09/06/2017

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Exams are finally coming to an end for most of our students. Key Stage 3 and Year 10 and IGCSEs are all finished, with only a couple of A levels to go. Next week, the year 11s will be thinking about life after education. On Monday they will be visiting ERC International for some in-depth careers guidance, and then for the rest of the week they will be on placements undertaking Work Experience.

Meanwhile, the year 12 AS level art class had a really tough time of it at the end of last week, with a 15 hour exam over three days! The quality of the work the produced was, however, superb, and you can see some of it here.

The arts are definitely at the forefront of things this week: on Thursday and Friday, a group of students completed the painting of the mural in the Breezeway Coffee Shop on the second floor. If you haven’t already, I urge you to pop up and see their wonderful artwork (and perhaps buy a coffee too!)

Of course, the Music Concert on Thursday evening was a wonderful culmination and celebration of the work done and progress made by the students across the whole school. A big thank you to Mr Walker and Mr Williams for putting everything together, and thank you too to all the parents and families who came along.

As I mentioned on the hub last week, next Thursday evening is our annual Sports Awards Evening, one of my favourite events of the year. I look forward to seeing many of you there.

I had the pleasure of finally presenting the cheque for the money raised through our Have a Heart campaign to the President of the Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients, Dr Tran Thanh Long. He was extremely grateful for all the work the school community has done in raising so much money. We are continuing to work with the charity, and directly with hospitals, with two more children awaiting their life-saving operations as I write.

This weekend is a busy one, too. A group of year 10 students are attending the EIS Model United Nations Conference, whilst some year 12 students are going along to BIS for the first ever Nord Anglia South East Asia Student Leadership Conference. We’ll here lots more about both events next week.

Finally, this weekend the Year 13s are holding their Graduation Prom. It promises to be a lovely event, and I look forward to seeing them all dressed up in their finest, and to sharing some of the pictures with you next week.

Have a lovely weekend.

Headteacher’s Awards

Truong Chi Phat, 7B - the best answer we have ever seen on the Y7 test, a fantastic explanation of resistance and current which we would expect from a much older student.

Huynh Vu Anh Khue (Angela), 9I Has been revising maths every lunchtime for a week in order to do well in her test.

Phan Hoang Kieu Han, 12I – doing a wonderful job as Mr Graves’ translator for the television interview this week.

Simon Graves
Secondary Headteacher

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