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Headmaster’s Roundup 29 June 2017

 

I hope that those of you who attended the Music Soiree last week enjoyed it as much as I did.  The singing and playing was of a very high standard and the repertoire was broad, making the whole evening a delight.  A huge thanks go to all of the musical teachers involved, particularly to Mrs Whitehead and Mrs Winchester.  We are delighted that the Year 3 and 4 Choir will be singing at the O2 in the Young Voices Concert, the largest schools concert in the world, in the Spring term 2018.  Watch this space for news of that event.

Open Classrooms on Friday morning were enjoyed, and as ever parents were impressed with the quality of work that their children have been producing. On Monday many pupils joined the highly enjoyable RGS Giant Choir and Orchestra Day. Then on Wednesday Year 1 led a fantastic assembly about Gerald the Giraffe who learned to dance.  They were amazingly confident in front of a big audience and had learned their lines, their songs and their dances brilliantly.  Many thanks go to Mrs Bessant and Miss Shear, Mrs Reed and Mrs Turner.

On Tuesday and then again on Wednesday evening the children in Years 3, 4 and 5 entertained us and shared with us everything they had enjoyed in their learning and extra-curricular activities this year.  It was all of the children’s own creations and they communicated their enthusiasm extremely well.  My gratitude goes to all of the Form Teachers and Teaching Assistants across those year groups.  Tonight we look forward to the Year 6 Leavers celebration. From the feedback I have received parents feel that this is a much better way to celebrate the year groups’ achievements than the traditional prize giving which focussed on the few rather than celebrating the outcomes and successes of the year for all.

This has been a very positive way to remind ourselves of what a great year it has been at Reigate St Mary’s and as we break for the summer I thank you all again for entrusting your children into our care and I look forward to welcoming them all back into their new classes, with their new teachers, in September.

Marcus Culverwell

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