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Headmaster’s Roundup 16 June 2016

Dear Parents

I am delighted to inform you that from September Mrs Selkirk will be expanding her management responsibilities taking on the role of Head of Lower School rather than just Head of Early Years. This means that Mrs Selkirk will have overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 working closely with Miss Shear who remains Key Stage 1 Phase Coordinator.

Last week ended with a fantastic Lower School Sports Day where competition was fierce and the levels of fun were high. Congratulations to everyone who took part and thank you to all of the parents who were able to support on the day.

On Friday Year 5 returned from their residential trip to the Isle of Wight, suntanned and full of stories of the adventures they’d had. Another great success and my thanks go to the team of staff who took them.

Monday was an action-packed day with the new Senior Choir singing in our Assembly before being presented with the English Arts Chorale Cup for the best Choir in the whole of the Reigate and Redhill Music Festival. This was presented by Leslie Olive who is the Founder and Artistic Director of the English Arts Chorale. He wanted to present the trophy in person because he was so impressed with the quality of the children’s singing. This was a tremendous accolade and one which the children and Mrs Glynne-Jones thoroughly deserved.

At break time Year 6 were selling all their innovative creations from their young enterprise initiative in aid of the Liter of Light charity. They made over £400 profit!

Also on Monday we celebrated the winning entries in the Use not Lose competition and gave certificates to everyone who had entered. There were some amazing creations and it was wonderful to see how proud the children were of what they had made, and also to see items that would have been discarded being re-used in such a positive way.

On Tuesday we had Mufti Day with children bringing in bottles and sweets for the Fair this coming Saturday. As usual the children were ‘high as kites’ wearing their own clothes but it was a day that everyone enjoyed.

Then, on Wednesday morning 2S led our assembly with a pirate theme, helping to remind us all about team work, patience and caring for one another. This morning the first ever Early Years Father’s Day Breakfast was run and Years 3 and 4 had open class rooms and tonight is the Soiree which, I know, will be a real treat. Wow, what a week!

Marcus Culverwell

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