Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 9
Wow, the poise and confidence of our Senior Girls and Boys shone out on Monday evening when we welcomed parents to our Joint Senior Concert, a sublime cocktail of entertainment from start to finish.
Don’t forget your small change as it is Charity Week next week and it sees all our year groups participating in various activities and events to raise money for our chosen charity ‘The Autism Group’ which is based in Maidenhead. Thank you to Megan and Lydia (G9) for kicking off Charity Week with their informative assembly on Thursday.
I think the theme of this week’s notes should be energy... the energy our PTA put into raising funds for the school (on one of the windiest days of the year) and the energy being released by our sports team who competed gallantly throughout the day at the U14 National Netball Finals last Saturday. They played against some of the top teams in the association in the country and were awarded a credible 3rd place. Thank you to all involved at both events.
Year 7 had a real hands on experience at Rushall Farm on Monday. It was a rare opportunity for pupils to experience the importance of the land for farmers and finding the best use for the soil.
Group work was also carried out by undertaking a guided walk which looked at key points around the farm where students learn how the farm contributes to conservation to protect and enhance the local environment. At the same time they look for practical/financial issues involved before presenting a plan for further diversification.
Thursday morning saw our GCSE Drama pupils perform their Scripted Pieces. The performances were full of remorse, humour and dealt with extremely sensitive issues. The girls all performed confidently with great characterisation and energy and it was marvellous to see the obvious development in skill and sophistication of the performances over the last two years.
One of our great assets is the brilliant support you give us - whether that is turning up to concerts and other events, or through the support of the PTA. The AGM was held on Friday and the officers for September 2019 have now been voted for, and we thank our Senior School Representatives for standing again and Mrs Ann Jesseman for contributions to the board over the last couple of years. As always the PTA welcome any support or interest from parents. If you feel you have time or you are interested please contact Mrs Anna Taylor-West (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are delighted with the IGCSE Mathematics results where 82% of students achieved level 4 and above. Congratulations to all those pupils who passed.
Due to the increase of some very unpleasant and potentially harmful Internet based applications Mr Spanswick is leading a Parent Digital Information evening at Senior Boys on Wednesday 27 March at 6.45pm.
Wearing our school uniform with pride is an important part of our values and please continue supporting us with this and we appreciate your continued support. A reminder that please do not expect to be able to contact your daughter, or for her to make contact with you during school hours via her mobile phone or other device. This includes the sending of text messages between 08.45 and 16.00. The school office will ensure any necessary communication from you is passed to your daughter, and will also ensure that she can contact you during the school day should it be necessary.
Do have a lovely weekend.