Today, we celebrated a landmark event in the history of the school when our first cohort of graduating students gathered to celebrate their graduation. In a lovely event held at The Melia Hotel, the Year 13 students were celebrated for all of their achievements along the path to finishing, not only their A Levels but also their secondary education. We were delighted to welcome so many of their parents and teachers, as well as other guests from the community. Our guest of honour was Mr Steph Lysaght, Deputy Chief of Mission at the UK Embassy. It was a wonderful event, which I will talk more about next week.
It was also a delight to welcome our new Year 7 parents to school this week. In a meeting to give them more information about Year 7, and more generally about the Secondary school, we talked about the curriculum, the pastoral system, the challenges facing students when they transition from Primary to Secondary, and how parents can be best prepared to help support them. Thank you to the many parents who turned up, and to Mr McKie and Mr Jones for helping with the event.
This week, the classrooms have become a blaze of World Cup country colour and culture. It was the finale of the challenge for each class to dress up their classroom in the colours of the country they had chosen. My thanks to all the staff and students for entering into this event with such enthusiasm - there has been some brilliant work done.
Also appearing around the walls over the last couple of weeks have been the results of the entries into the latest photography competition. Based on the theme of ‘happiness’ the walls throughout the school have been adorned with some astonishing photographs contributed by students and staff. My thanks to Ms Emma Corkery for organising this competition.
I invite all parents to come into school at some point before the end of the term to see the World Cup colours and the photography competition entries - and witness how ambitious our students and staff have been.
I hope you all have a great week ahead.