Our Be Ambitious Philosophy is all about encouraging each pupil to be ambitious academically, socially and personally. In Shakespeare’s “Juilius Caesar”, Mark Antony says “Ambition should be made of sterner stuff” and he is referring to resilience or grit. That means taking the rough with the smooth, bouncing back from mistakes or disappointments. Being ambitious on its own isn’t enough if you aren’t prepared to take risks, make mistakes and learn from those mistakes.
Being determined to succeed at whatever you are doing is a strong motivation. Over these last few weeks of this term, I have seen it in action - our COBIS Games team, the biathlon, the Inter House competitions – and academically, as I saw children make huge efforts to do their best in exams and assessments. Socially, too I saw many of our pupils throwing themselves into the extra curricular activities, the residential trips and the PTA Discos!
As ever, it has been an exceptionally busy term, culminating in the unique experience of The Juilliard launch with the dazzling performance of the piano duet, Anderson & Roe, coupled with the amazing performances of so many of our pupils.
We end the year with the Year 6 Performance, their graduation and the school’s Prize Giving. Throughout it all, I am very proud of what each and every one of the pupils, the staff and the parents have done to make this a memorable year.
To those families and staff leaving us, I wish them every success in their new jobs and locations. For those going on holiday, have a great summer and come back rested and raring to go for another successful year when we should have secured a second campus.
Remember if you want to succeed:-