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Headmaster’s Roundup 15 September 2016

We have now run one full week of the academic year and I am delighted with the way in which all of the children have stepped straight back into school life working hard, supporting one another and competing well on the games fields. In fact, the first matches of the season were tremendously successful including the U11A, B and C Girls’ Hockey teams all winning their matches against Hazelwood which is always a tough competitor. More details on the sporting results in the Sports Bulletin of course.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Early Years’ Curriculum Evening. As I said at that event it is a real encouragement to the teachers that parents want to work in partnership to ensure the best opportunities for their children.

This morning (Thursday) FOSMA had a coffee social event which was well attended by many new parents. Anyone who would like to know more about FOSMA would be welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting which is next Thursday, 22 September, at 7.30 pm in the Library.

Please note that on Monday, 19 September, we are holding our French Trip Celebration Evening and anyone who has children in the current Years 5 or 6 who would like to learn more about this summer holiday residential is more than welcome to come along.

I am very excited about the Run Reigate Kids Race this Sunday. Nearly half of the school have entered and I believe we are the best represented school in the County, and rightly so.

Not only is it an event organised by a former RSM and current RGS parent, but we have always advocated the importance of sport, healthy eating and fitness and to have so many families wanting to get involved shows that these values are embraced across the school community. I look forward to seeing many of you there on what is predicted to be a slightly cooler day, thank goodness!

Something which I remind parents about every few years is the importance of having your children’s eyes checked. Occasionally a child gets half way through the school before it is spotted that they have weak eyesight and this has impaired their learning for several years. It is easier to pick up on hearing loss than it is to identify weaker eyesight, so we might miss it. Therefore if you have not had your child’s eyesight checked we would encourage you to do so. These checks are normally free at your local opticians.

Finally, Year 2 were impeccably behaved and had a lovely time at Legoland on Monday, starting their new Combined Humanities topic. Thank you to the teachers and parents who took the children and well done Year 2.

Marcus Culverwell

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