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Headmaster’s Roundup 12 January 2017

 

Dear Parents

The term has got off to a flying start. On Monday morning the Values Leaders talked about trust, (our Value for this half of the term), and they encouraged the children to think about being trustworthy friends. We used the letters TLC to remind ourselves about how to be a trustworthy friend, with: T standing for truthful L standing for loyal C for being caring.

This was followed by a presentation from the Razor Sharp Minds, our First Lego League Team, and we wish them every success as they go to take part in the regional competition tomorrow. On Wednesday, Year 4 had their ‘Stunning Start’ to their Combined Humanities topic about Reigate, with a visit from Sir Teachalot. By all accounts it was great fun. Then, in the afternoon Year 3 had their ‘Stunning Start;’ to their Combined Humanities topic about rainforests, with a walk to Reigate Priory.

There was great excitement this week when the cast for Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies was announced. There is going to be a lot of hard work going on between now and March and I know that we are in for a treat when the play is finally performed. Don’t forget to put Friday, 17 March and Saturday, 18 March into your diaries!

We are very proud of Tyra Litten who not only met David Walliams at the signing of his new book but she then took the time to write to thank him and to tell him how much she and her friends enjoyed his books. She also asked him whether, being an old Reigatian, he might like to visit one day. David then took the time to write back to Tyra, to thank her and you never know … he might come and meet the children one day!

Fixtures got off to a good start this week with some strong games against Caterham. It is great to see how the Games Department has raised the standards in all team sports in the past few years so that the children enjoy a high standard of sport and the brilliant team camaraderie that goes with that.

Thank you to those of you who attended the growth mind-set meeting last Thursday evening. I had a lot of positive emails afterwards saying the parents who were still wondering about growth mind-set when they came along, were completely convinced and reassured. Anyone who still has questions remaining would be more than welcome to come and meet with me in person so that I can do my best to reassure you.

I know that the Woodall family have been overwhelmed by the generous giving on the Justgiving page and I think we are going to burst right through the target which they set, because the school will be arranging some fund raising activities in the coming months as well. However, there is another way in which parents can give, should you wish to. Blood transfusions for those undergoing chemotherapy are quite common and therefore by donating blood you are also helping the cause. Please find below two links

https://www.blood.co.uk/
This link explains the process and how to go about donating blood.
https://my.blood.co.uk/SessionFinder
This link gives locations where you can book an appointment to give blood.

Marcus Culverwell

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