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Headmaster’s Roundup 13 October 2016

 

Dear Parents

Last Thursday Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Wisley. They behaved beautifully and enjoyed the fine weather. We are grateful to the parents who supported and of course to Mrs Bessant and Miss Shear for organising the trip. There was a busy weekend of sporting activities, some which the school had organised and some which pupils from RSM took part in. Firstly, on Saturday morning there was the RGS Hockey Tournament and our U11A team won their age group. Then on Sunday, 11 pupils took part in the K2 Biathlon. Particular congratulations go to Max Jarrams who came an impressive 4th against a strong field.

On Monday, poet and author, Brian Moses, came in to work with Reception through to Year 2. They were all inspired by his poetry and creativity and we want to say thank you to FOSMA for funding this enjoyable visit.We have run our Book Fair all week and I hope you have all enjoyed taking a look at the books on offer.

On Monday evening Mrs Trundle and Mrs Wright ran an Information Evening regarding admissions to senior schools. There is a link on our website giving you further information if you were unable to be there.

On Tuesday Year 6 went to Hampton Court Palace to expand their understanding of Tudor life as part of their Combined Humanities studies. We thank their teachers too for organising this trip.

We had a very busy Open Morning on Wednesday and another today which was for prospective Year 3 parents who are hoping to join the extra Year 3 class which will run from September 2017.

We were delighted by 6GW’s Assembly on Wednesday. It was full of creativity and humour. Thanks to 6GW and their two teachers.

As I write, I have just returned from a lovely choral recital by the RGS Godfrey Searle Choir and RGS Polyphony at St Matthew’s Church. It was a real treat and much appreciated by the members of the community who attended.

Tomorrow morning our Sports Tour leaves for fixtures with Princes Mead School (Winchester) and Portsmouth Grammar School. We wish them luck but even more importantly a very enjoyable time.

If you are able to support the Love in a Box, Christmas shoe box appeal, do use half term to find suitable items. This is a brilliant charity to support.

I wish you all a great half term and I hope you manage to enjoy quality time with your children.

Marcus Culverwell

 

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