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Friday 26 May 2017

Message from Mrs Keep

Dear Parents

The theme of this week’s newsletter will be one of congratulations as, unbelievably, another half term draws to an end.  Whilst the older children prepare for the exams which will follow after half term, it’s important to remind them that these assessments make up only a fraction of what is important at school.  At time of writing these words, there is the sound of summer floating through my windows by way of leather on willow, and the lessons learned by playing team sports are as valuable as the academic lessons learned inside a classroom.  They may not be examined, but they are no less important.

The week has been one of musical triumph, starting with a Singing Evening which was in equal parts moving and entertaining.  The bravery required for a solo singer to perform to an audience is heroic in my view, and the children’s voices, whether solo or within a choir, were breathtaking.  Most special of all, though, were the moments when the parent and staff choir joined with the children’s choirs.  Not only was the music beautiful, but hearing teachers, parents and children performing together was exceptional.  If ever there was a perfect reminder of the value of our school being a community working together, this was it.  

Not to be outdone, the inaugural Battle of the Bands was a noisy, entertaining affair.  Whilst all were a joy to hear, I took particular delight in finally hearing School of Rock who lived up to their name and most definitely rocked the audience. The brass trio may have been the official winners, but I think it was the music department that was the real winner, having showcased equal measures of enthusiasm and young talent (as well as some slightly older talent by way of Mr Clifton, Mr Richards, Mr Farley and the guest band American Sector).

After half term, Common Entrance exams will start, and the school will be quiet – something that I’m pleased to write is quite rare.  I would like to remind all the children that half term is an opportunity to relax and recharge batteries, and that revision should form only part of their break, just as the exams form only a part of how we appraise the year’s achievements.  For the Year 8s, they are entering the final push, and on behalf of the whole school, I wish them the best of luck when the CE exams get started.  The May half term is something of a Mars week: work, rest and play will combine to reap rewards.

With best wishes,

Mrs Kirsty Keep

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