Over forty of our Primary students, from Years 2 – 6, ‘thought they can’ last week when they stood for election for either the Key Stage 2 Student Guild or the Key Stage 1 House Captain positions. Observing the Key Stage 2 Student Guild elections this year were our current Head Girl and Boy, Helena and Leroy. Helena and Leroy, now both in Year 13, were also both Regents Primary students some years ago and they were active in the Student Guild and our eco-warriors group, the Eco-dudes. They have fond memories of being in Primary and they agreed that they took their desire to be active in student leadership from Primary with them into Secondary where they have both been very involved in a range of roles from Year 7.
I am pleased to see so many of our students challenging themselves and their belief in what they can achieve with some positive thinking and risk-taking so early in the new academic year. As Kurt Hahn, the founder of Round Square and Outward Bound, famously said, ‘There is more in you than you than you think.’ At Regents, staff use this philosophy time and again with the students to encourage them to challenge themselves and to take themselves ‘out of their comfort zone’. Working together with parents, we can make sure our students fully explore the range of their potential in and out of the classroom this year.
This mantra of course also applies to our multi-talented staff so I was not surprised to learn earlier this week that several of our staff members are currently training for the upcoming Khao Yai Trail Marathon. I admire their commitment to challenge, risk-taking and hope their preparation for the race goes very well. We will report on their achievements in the Primary Newsletter later this term.
Nonie Adams, Head of Primary