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Headmaster’s Roundup 10 March 2016

 

Dear Parents

This week we received the exciting news that Miss White has had her baby. She gave birth to a little boy whom she and her partner Alexandre have named Elis Arthur. We have of course sent them our congratulations and if anyone would like to send a card or message this can be done via the School Office.

I was so pleased with our RSM Dancers when three separate groups took to the stage at The Harlequin on Tuesday evening. Dance has grown in popularity and quality at Reigate St Mary’s over the last few years and to have 71 dancers representing us, all dancing so well, was a real treat and something in which we can take much pride. Grateful thanks go to Mrs Petersen- Jones and Miss Barratt for getting the children to such a high standard and making it so much fun for them all.

On Monday the whole of Year 5 enjoyed an African Drum Workshop. The sound in the hall was magnificent. Year 5 have learnt so much about the culture, climate and history of Africa this term and this event was perhaps the icing on the cake.

The Lower School Poetry Competition was held on Tuesday and as always the standard was tremendous. Congratulations go to Emilia Burden, Imogen Duff and Sofia McLean who won in their respective age groups and particular congratulations to Imogen Duff who won the overall competition trophy this year.

On Wednesday the RGS Swing Band came to RSM and played some excellent pieces to our Year 5 and 6 pupils. Exposing the children to such high quality music was not only pleasurable but may inspire some of them to get involved with band or orchestral music as they move on to their senior schools. We are grateful to Mr Lobb and the Swing Band for giving up their time to play for us.

As we roll closer to the end of term please note that the Lower School Easter Service has had to be moved from Tuesday to Wednesday, 23 March at 10.30 am in St Mary’s Church. If attending, please try to park away from the school as there is very limited parking on site and in Chart Lane.

Mrs Dawes the founder and Chair of Trustees for Stripey Stork wanted to pass on her thanks to everyone who got involved in the book collection. 420 books were collected allowing the charity to make up 40 book bags ready to pass on to local needy families. If you would like to know more about Stripey Stork family support do look them up online . www.stripeystork.org.uk.

On Tuesday, 15 March four of our pupils are taking part in an Informal Concert at RGS and anyone who would like to attend to see the calibre of musician and quality of music at RGS, would be most welcome to do so. The concert begins at 4.15 pm in the Recital Room of the Music Block at RGS.

Marcus Culverwell

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