With 200 students from Nord Anglia schools across the region coming together for three days of music-making culminating in a concert at The Slovak Radio Building on Sunday afternoon it promises to be an outstanding experience for all involved.
With visiting teachers from The Juilliard School based in New York, supporting our best music teachers from our regional schools these children are certainly going to be put through their paces this weekend! Two Orchestras, a Jazz Band and a Choir will all be rehearsing over the next three days as well as having the opportunities to take part in solo and sectional sessions.
This week we also welcomed our Year 12s back from our Nord Anglia Expeditions base in Tanzania where they have been on a new expedition, physically and mentally more challenging than the ‘Seeway’ Tanzania trip that our students have been on before. We are pleased to now be able to offer a progressive trips programme to Tanzania with our Year 10s continuing to enjoy the ‘Seeway’ trip and our Year 12 students experiencing the more demanding ‘Lake Natron’ Trip. Some exciting news about an even more demanding Tanzania trip may be released next term!
We are currently reviewing the Parent Satisfaction survey responses and one key area where we need to focus our efforts in improvement is our extra curricular and trips offer. Whilst we have considerably developed our overseas and residential trips programme over the last few years we are acutely aware that we need to reconsider our day educational and co-curricular programme offer.
I will be writing to parents before the end of term about the findings of the Parent Satisfaction survey and we will be looking at how we can work with both the student and parent community in the summer term to develop a trips and co-curricular activities programme that meets the wishes of all and works in supporting our students’ learning within our curriculum frameworks.