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Headmaster’s Round Up – 10.12.15

 

On Saturday afternoon our Choristers sang for the switching on of the Reigate Christmas lights and they really did us proud. Well done to all those involved. The Choristers have also sung for Towers Watson at their annual service this week and then at the prestigious Cutler’s Dinner on Wednesday evening. They have had an extremely busy few days and we are not even into the Christmas Carol Services yet, so spare a thought for this wonderful group.

Wednesday morning was an absolute treat when the Early Years and then Years 1 and 2 performed their Christmas Concerts. It was not just their singing which was magnificent, but so was their acting and the delivery of their lines and they brought a very big smile to the faces of everyone who attended. As ever our thanks go to the dedicated team of staff for preparing them to such a high standard. Tonight we are looking forward to our Upper School Concert and tomorrow afternoon our inter-House General Knowledge Quiz takes place so there is excitement to the very last hour of the week.

 

We are proud to have received our Scholastic Reading Charter certificate. This is awarded to schools that actively support reading for pleasure and have this at the heart of their literacy programme.

 

We are grateful to Mrs. Pangalos and Mrs. Freeman who have worked very hard to develop the range of books in the school Library over the last two years and it is great that this has been recognised by a national organisation.

On Tuesday evening Mr. Hollands took a team of children, staff and parents to sing carols at Eversfield Care Home. Then on Wednesday morning our Lego League team set off for Kent University to compete once again in the annual Lego Robotics competition. Mr. Williams said that they were wonderful ambassadors for the school and did really well. Alas this year they did not come away with any trophies but they more than held their own with the majority of teams having significantly older pupils than we did. Our congratulations go to the Team and thanks to Mr. Williams for all the hard work they put into this highly impressive technical challenge.

I hope that those of you who are able to, will join us for our Lower School Carol Service at 9.45 am on Tuesday, 15 December and for our Upper School Carol Service at 11.15 am on Wednesday 16 December. Unfortunately, we do not have any additional parking so please park and stride. Please note that term ends for our Lower School at 12noon on Wednesday, 16 December and for the Upper School at 12.30 pm.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and hope you are able to spend some quality time with your children in amongst the busyness of the season.

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