Headmaster’s Roundup 18 March 2016
On Monday we were delighted to have our Green Leaders and Eco Committee lead our Assembly on the subject of waste. The Green Leaders have put together a fantastic latest edition of the Eco Newsletter and they shared their research with the whole school encouraging everyone to love our planet. Therefore tomorrow (Friday) we are having a Green Heart Friday and anyone can bring in a Green Heart badge made from recycled materials to show they support loving our planet. We also launched the ‘Use not Lose’ build a toy from recycled materials competition
On Monday afternoon we ran the annual Inter-School Cross Country competition at Hartswood and in strong sunlight our teams performed magnificently working really hard for the whole 1.4 mile route. Particular congratulations go to Emily Burke who came in first for the Girls U10’s from a field of 30 runners from schools around the district.
This week we welcomed a new member of staff. Mrs Michelle Minson joined the Green Shoots class as a teaching assistant, and we are pleased to have her on board.
We are all very excited about Joseph which starts on Friday. The technical rehearsal went extremely well and I know that everyone who comes to watch is in for a real treat.The evening performances are at 7.00pm on Friday and Saturday, with the Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm.
At the Upper School Form Reps meeting last week the matter of lost property came up again. We do have a system whereby lost property is rounded up and returned to people, where possible, every Thursday. However, if items are not named or do not make their way to lost property because they are in the wrong bag or at someone else’s house etc. we are not in a very good position to be able to help reunite the items with their owners. So do please make sure all items are named and perhaps remind your children to check the names on the kit in their bags, from time to time, just in case they have something belonging to someone else.
On Wednesday 4W led a very funny assembly about the battle of Hastings—with an artistic take on the true events. The children learned their many lines very well, and our congratulations go to all of the children. If any parents would like to bring in a memory stick to the School Office, the team would be happy to download the video from this assembly for personal viewing only.
Congratulations to the U11 and U10 rugby teams who played at Cranmore last Saturday. The U10’s were runners up in the finals for the bowl and the U11’s came away with the shield which was a great result at such a competitive, high profile event.
On Tuesday Year 5 visited Reigate Park Church to take part in the Easter Experience. A really interesting afternoon was had by all as the Easter story unfolded in front of the children’s eyes. At times the children were required to become actors within the story.
And finally, congratulations to Aaditya and Gautam Chitre, Edward Collins, Ella Herbert and Ellen McLeod who took part in the RGS Informal Concert on Tuesday afternoon and really impressed the staff with the accuracy, character and ‘dramatic poise’ in their playing. They have worked so hard to achieve these high standards and I know that the senior school are looking forward to having them join in September.