In the last few weeks we have asked our teachers and Heads of Department to nominate students who had worked the hardest, achieved the best progress and scored the highest in the exams. We then selected the most deserving students to win a prize that reflects success either in effort or academic success for the whole year. These ceremonies reflect our entire curriculum and therefore your child has the chance to shine in subjects from Art, Drama and PE through to Maths, English and Science. These prize giving ceremonies reflect the highest of academic effort and achievement and if your child has won a prize we would very much like you to join us (and you would have received an email by now). It really is a great way to end the school year.
To celebrate the student’s success we are holding a ceremony on Tuesday 23 for Years 7, 8 and 9 and on Wednesday 24 for Years 10 and 12, for which you are invited to attend to see your son or daughter receive their prize. The ceremony will commence at 1:45pm in the Auditorium and will be attended by all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 or Years 10 and 12. It will be great to see the students and any parents who wish to join us congratulate each other and provide some motivation and inspiration to succeed next year as well.
For the rest of our hard workers there is still assembly next Thursday, period 6 and we will celebrate all of our achievements and also say goodbye and good luck to all of those who are moving on, as is inevitable in an expat environment.
On a separate note, we are heading towards the end of the Activities Week and so far all reports have been of a successful and exciting week. As ever we will take feedback on your views and students’ views, before the process of planning next year’s Activities Week starts again. My thanks goes to all of the staff and understanding parents who have survived the week, with or without the children. It really is a worthwhile experience for your child to bond with others and to be a little more independent.
I would like to say a huge thank you also to the PTA and room parents for organising the teacher appreciation day at the beginning of the month. At times like this when teachers have been working 15 and 16 hour days at the end of the school year, treats like this are highly valued.
Just a reminder that we expect to see all of our students in school as normal next week, especially the exam year groups, as lessons will be continuing as normal. Enjoy having your children back at home this weekend, I am sure you missed them terribly.
- Chris Share, Head of Secondary