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Headmaster’s Roundup 17 November 2016

 

On Monday morning our Values Leaders led our assembly on how we treat each other. It is National Anti-Bullying Week and therefore they focussed the assembly on new posters they have created encouraging children to always be kind to one another but also not to let others get away with being unkind.

They said that if there is ongoing, deliberate unkindness, this is what is classed as bullying and the children were reminded that it should always be flagged to a teacher. You will all be aware that our School Ethos Charter of Values states the following:

We treat other people as we would like to be treated
We forgive
We are always honest, truthful and fair
We listen to each other
We are kind and helpful
We do our best to be our best selves.

We are very pleased to say that relationships at RSM are mostly brilliant, but everyone can make mistakes, so we regularly remind children of these values. It is great to have parents reinforcing these at home too and our Values Leaders will continue driving them forwards.

Thank you to everyone who has donated a box of gifts for our Love in a Box appeal. We have collected 85 in total. These boxes make such a difference to the lives of underprivileged children in Eastern Europe.

On Friday we held our Remembrance Day service in the church, followed by a short ceremony and the laying of a wreath in the garden of remembrance, at the bottom of the school site. As always the children behaved with great reverence and respect and the choir sung beautiful and moving pieces.

On Wednesday Year 4 visited a Hindu Temple and had a very interesting time learning about Hindu traditions.

Tomorrow, Friday, we are allowing children to wear spots on their school uniform, and they should bring in a minimum of a pound for Children in Need.

On Tuesday, 22 November, children may come in mufti, bringing in a bottle or jar of wrapped sweets for the Christmas fair on Saturday 26th.

Finally, a number of children are performing musical items at an informal concert in the RGS music school, at 5pm next Tuesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Marcus Culverwell

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