As we enter the last week of term I find myself reflecting on how busy the penultimate week was for both staff and students. On Wednesday, 21 March we enjoyed the Poetry Evening for both Primary and the Secondary School; what an event! It was a pleasure to see the children from Year 1 share a stage with the young adults of Year 12. The children not only showed their passion for poetry and prose they had learned from their lessons, but they also displayed amazing confidence to be on stage under the spotlights and perform in front of the large audience in front of them.
The poetry evening built on the previous two nights of the school’s production of 'Beauty and the Beast'. Another opportunity to celebrate the hard work by all involved from the students to the music, dance, drama and art departments. As well as the enjoyment the students got from performing, what was also important for me to see was the message that the students got from signing up to such a challenge. If you put the effort in, you will be rewarded. Students were able to step up to the demands of the role and produce a great performance on the night.
Our week ended with the celebration of the Sports Awards on Thursday evening at the Intercontinental Hotel. A fantastic event organised by the PE Department to recognise both the sporting achievements and efforts of our young people. After the trophies were given out and received, students enjoyed the DJ and disco provided to unwind after a long outdoor sporting season.
When the Summer Term begins, we will be having a focus on the punctuality of the students both to school in a morning and their lessons. May I take the opportunity to remind families and students that classes start at 7:15 am and students should, therefore, be at school for 7:10 am to be able to put their school books for the day in their lockers and to get to form on time. Late arrival has a negative impact on not only your child’s learning but that of their peers.
I hope you all enjoy the break.
Head of Secondary