I announced the name of the Jo Adamson Theatre, following a vote by students and teachers, at the end of last term’s St Andrews Presents… Showcase and some of you will already have seen, on the Grease poster above or when visiting the High School this week, that we have now also named the Library in memory of Simon Lawrence. This reflects Simon’s love of both literature and students’ independent learning.
This week we also have the MIT STEAM Launch for Years 7 to 10 on Wednesday. Unfortunately I cannot tell you too much about this now, as it will spoil Wednesday’s surprise, but I can tell you that the teachers loved their MIT STEAM Launch a few weeks ago. Please ask your daughter/son all about this on Wednesday evening…
As Mr Paul has written in his Head’s Lines, next week we have a group of visitors from the Education Development Trust, the Thai Ministry of Education ONESQA and Nord Anglia Education who will be inspecting the school for our International School Quality Mark/British Schools Overseas Inspection. We were very pleased to be judged to be Outstanding both overall and for every Standard indivdually when they last visited three years ago, and we are looking forward to showing our visitors that we are an even better school three years later.
The week after this Accreditation Inspection is our annual Week Without, with students, parents and teachers being challenged to give something up for the week to raise both awareness of the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves and funds for Year 12’s Service Week Projects. The Week Without will be launched in Assemblies on Friday morning, giving students just over a week to decide what they are going to give up and collect sponsorship.