Headmaster’s Roundup 5 January 2017
I hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas holiday, and celebrations went well. I also hope that you had time to recharge those batteries (not just the batteries for all the toys!).
During the holiday Mr Williams ran another very successful Holiday Club and I am grateful to all the staff who supported this and know it was enjoyed by many members of the school community.
We also had a small ceremony just before the start of the term where we laid a plaque in front of a small cherry blossom tree in the EDEN Eco Garden in memory or Mr Jon Fielder. The second anniversary of Jon’s death is in February and we are hoping that our cherry tree will blossom around that time. A fitting tribute to a wonderfully creative Director of Music.
As advised before the start of the new term Mr Hare who has been our Head of Music at Reigate St Mary’s for the last year and a half has decided to focus entirely on his senior school responsibilities and therefore if you have any questions pertaining to music for children in Years 5 and 6 please liaise with Mrs Winchester and for those in Years 4 and below liaise with Mrs Whitehead.
This term we welcome 12 pupils and also a new member of the caretaking team, Mr Buddles, who has particular responsibility for helping to manage the parking before and after school and also security on site.
We have a packed term ahead with a lot of exciting outings and activities including the annual Years 5 and 6 production which I know we are all very excited about. We also have an evening parents education session on Wednesday, 22 February starting at 7.00 pm all about phonics and how these are taught. Therefore any parents who would like to attend this do make sure it is in your diary.
MIND CHARITY FUND RAISING
Timea Culverwell and a friend have written a song which has now been professionally recorded and is available on iTunes and Amazon. They wrote this in memory of a young man who took his own life last year having suffered with mental illness for some time. All the proceeds from the purchase of the song will go to the charity MIND. If anyone would like to look this up and buy a copy, the students in Timea Culverwell’s year group would be grateful. The song can be found under Timea Upside Down, with Timea singing and playing the song. If you like it please tell your friends as the more copies sold the more money will be raised for this worthy cause.