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Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 9

When I prepared my assemblies this week on the topic of ‘Respecting the Sun’ and the ‘Solstice’, it was very much in line with the current weather we have been experiencing. And what a week to choose for our Parents’ Evenings too!! Our colossal electric fan in the sports hall has never had so much use! Thank you so much for enduring the heat and joining us to chat through your son’s progress over the course of the year.

I will let Mr Butterfield give you details of how our boys fared at the National ISA Athletics Championships, but put into a little context, of the 400 schools who are members of the The Independent Schools Association, Claires Court shone as a beacon of excellence, with all 13 boys who attended medaling in some way or another, National Records being smashed, some boys with more than one award - it is no wonder the school is proud of their achievements. I must also say a huge thank you to the sports department who give up lunchtimes, evenings and weekends to prepare the boys to perform at their best.

Boys are now starting their rehearsals for the end of term productions, while still maintaining their academic and sporting responsibilities. The end of the summer term is the busiest time of the year (although I seem to make that statement a lot!). I will ensure that we communicate with you as effectively as possible all of the details as it can get pretty hectic.

I hope to see many of you at the Summer fete tomorrow - this is always our biggest PTA event of the year, and usually involves over a thousand people enjoying the stalls, the activities, the food and the bar. Unfortunately I have again been asked to stay away from running the bar and continue with my work on the microphone! Thanks to the many of you who have donated prizes, books and bottles. Very sensibly, the bottles have been stored in my office for safe keeping, although a visitor to school got a bit of a shock when she joined me for a chat and was surrounded by about 200 bottles of wine for the tombola!

Have a super weekend.

Justin Spanswick

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