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Our Principal Writes: Getting Involved

07 May 2015

This week our senior students in Year 11 and 13 began their IB Diploma and IGCSE examinations and over the course of the rest of this term these exams, along with standardised tests, internal and other public exams, appear regularly on the programme of events and rightly so. There is however room for plenty of other exciting experiences and for a wide variety of major events in this last term.

Most recently this week, the colourful and highly entertaining Key Stage 2 production of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ took to the stage and wowed audiences. It was a delight to see 50 Year 5 and 6 students really bringing the story to life.

Inevitably at this stage of the year we turn half an eye to the academic year 2015-16. A great deal of work has already been undertaken in terms of the planning for the new academic year. The term dates are set and much of the calendar content is in place. The vast majority of the teaching staff has been appointed and the resources are ordered.

However there are still important roles to fill.  We will be bidding farewell to a number of families as their time in the city comes to an end and therefore we will be looking for parents to come forward and support us in taking the school forward to its next stage of development.

In particular we are looking for parents to take on important roles such as Parent Representatives and Room Parents, both of which are key elements of the parent involvement in our school. The PTA will also be looking for people to volunteer their services to support their work. The New Parents Programme do a lot of important work, warmly welcoming new families and helping them settle in to our local and school community. The mainstream work of the PTA through events such as the Welcome Back Party (Friday 19 September 2015) and International Food Evening, is developing community and supporting good causes. There are lots of great things to get involved in at school and good levels of parental involvement and engagement are an important element in a successful school community and our students’ on-going educational success.

The roles that are available vary enormously in terms of scope and responsibility and therefore there is usually something to fit in with what parents can and indeed want to offer. We look forward to welcoming on board anyone keen to be involved.

- Kevin Foyle, Principal