We have had such a busy week with so many wonderful moments, as we head towards the end of the school year.
On Tuesday, we hosted our first ever Year 7 Curriculum evening. With some dance, music and drama performances to open it, the evening was a lovely chance for the Year 7 students to show their parents what they had been studying across all of their subjects this year. My thanks to all they Year 7 teachers and to Mrs Murray Smith for organising this event.
This week, we have had 26 students competing in the global round of the World Scholars Cup. Hosted in KL the daily updates I keep getting show that our students are competing hard against 4000 others, as they attempt to win through to the tournament of champions in Yale. I will write more about their exploits next week.
Thursday morning saw the wonderful climax to the In2Music project that has been led by Ms Tulloh. The project is trying to encourage young students from Year 3 to try an instrument. Over 4 weeks, the students had introductory lessons in ukulele, trumpet, clarinet, violin and flute, from our Year 7, 8 and 9 girls. The performances in the Primary library saw many of the students performing what they had learned, and playing alongside their mentors. My thanks to Ms Tulloh but also to our wonderful Secondary students for giving up their time to inspire their younger peers.
On Thursday evening, we hosted our first ever Sports Celebration Evening. Held in the Secondary auditorium we were celebrating the many achievements by all students who have represented the school at sport this year. We welcomed students and their parents from Year 3 to Year 13 and applauded the winners of the most improved and most valuable players awards. We were honored also to welcome our special guest, the former Vietnamese international footballer …… She spoke of how hard it is to bounce back from defeat and injury, but how the journey through these trials is eventually worth it. We thank her for attending our event, and I would like to add my personal thanks to Ms Alicia Smith and all the PE department and coaches for organising this event.
On Friday, we held our student end of year party. A Hollywood Fiesta was completely organised by Year 9 students through their Young Enterprise ECA run by Mr Lincoln. They organised the artists that performed, coordinated the external decoration company that they contacted to dress the event. They sold tickets and organised refreshments. As I write this, the Hall is being dressed ready, but I am sure that it will be a great evening. My congratulations to all the Year 9 students who have made this possible.
Next week is our last week of term. We will be hosting our annual Prize Giving ceremony on Thursday morning. On Friday we will be finishing school after an early lunch and students should be able to leave the site by 12:30pm.
I hope that you all have a great last week ahead.