Welcome back to the start of the new calendar year and an exciting new term.I do hope that you had a good Christmas holiday wherever you were. I went back to see my family in England and it was lovely to spend time with them whilst celebrating the holiday. Unfortunately for our Year 11 and 12 students they will have hopefully have been using a large part of their holiday revising for the mock exams which will be taking place next week.
The Mock exams for our IGCSE and A Level students are very important because it gives them a chance to experience the exam hall and taking the papers under examination conditions. More than that though it will enable them to understand what they know well and what they need to work on further. I wish them all the very best of luck over the next week and a half.
January marks the start of the calendar year, and of course we will soon be celebrating the start of the lunar new year when we come together to celebrate Tet. On Sunday, January 15th we will be holding our annual Tet fair. I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to come to it.
January is also about newness and starting afresh. Out with the old year and in with the new. For two of our teachers, January sees them embarking on new adventures. Mr James Shaw got married over the Christmas holidays and so embarks on a new chapter. Congratulations to him and his lovely wife. Mr Jason Clarke became a father for the first time, with his son Malakai being born on Boxing Day. Again my congratulations to him and his wife and I wish them the best of luck in their new adventures as a family.
This week I have been asking students what their new year’s resolutions are. This is one of the lovely things about the start of a new year, the chance to reflect on who we are, what we have done and what it is that we want to do and where it is that we want to go. I for one am determined to read more!
Whatever your wishes are for the new year, I hope you manage to achieve them. In school we will, as always, be supporting the students to achieve their aspirations and hope that they can develop the curiosity and resilience that is so necessary.
I hope you all have a great week ahead and I look forward to seeing you all at the Tet fair next week.
Mr. Nick Lee - Head of Secondary