Headmaster’s Roundup 7 September 2017
It has been a brilliant first two days of the new academic year. We have welcomed to the school 8 new members of staff and 54 new children who have settled in very well. All pupils have adapted quickly to their new classes, making new friends and getting to know their new teachers, their new timetables and enjoying the grounds in the sunshine.
Children at Reigate St Mary’s are generally kind, considerate and well-behaved but I was absolutely blown away when on Thursday morning they came into Hymn Practice so quietly that I thought there was no-one behind me in the sports hall and turned around to see 150 children all waiting absolutely silently, ready to sing – what great children we have in our care.
Year 6 have taken on a plethora of new responsibilities including helping with the information technology, supporting children in play activities at break time, others have become values leaders, green leaders, music leaders, reading leaders, sports leaders and Librarians and I thank them all in advance for the great jobs that they are going to do this year.
At Reigate St Mary’s we have fantastic grounds and we want to make better use of the facilities. Therefore, we are trying to use the Bund and the wooded play areas around the Bund for children’s break times all year round. It would be extremely helpful if the children could bring in a bag so that trainers can be kept in classrooms and when the weather turns wetter and colder a waterproof jacket as well.
We have an exciting term ahead, starting with the Year 6 residential trip departing on Monday. I will therefore be away from school next week and Mrs Wright will be looking after Reigate St Mary’s in my absence.