Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 4
We hope our sailing trio of Georgina, Year 9, Katie and Elicia, Year 11, will have the wind on their side as they compete at the ISA National Sailing Regatta this weekend at the beautiful Queen Mother Reservoir in Berkshire.
It has been an exhilarating and enriching first few weeks of term. Year 7 pupils have had the opportunity over the last two weeks to interact with Year 10 and 11 girls in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of time at the ‘Getting To Know You House Meet'.
I am delighted to report that between all the other trips, fixtures and other successful activities that have taken place since the beginning of term, the girls have also had the opportunity to attend some inspirational, thought provoking and informative assemblies. Our Head of Maths Mrs O’Clee, based her assembly on ‘Even The Best Mathematicians Can Make Mistakes’. Mr Spanswick talked to Year 7 about the ‘Dangers of Social Media and Over Use’ and the Language Department promoted the ‘Importance of Learning a Language’, understanding cultural diversity by organising activities on the European Day of Languages, including quizzes and food tasting sessions for pupils to take part in.
The Year 11 Academic Mentoring Meetings provided an excellent opportunity for Form Tutors to discuss the important year ahead and their tutees future goals.
Next week as part of National Poetry Day the Year 7 pupils will have had the opportunity to create a ‘truth’ poem in their Library lessons and these will be displayed on the Poet-Tree displayed in the atrium.
My thanks to Year 8; today they proved to be excellent ambassadors for the school as they guided our visitors around the site on our first Open Morning of the year.
We had our first meeting of the PTA this week. The Fireworks Event is our first focus and we are always happy to welcome new members - please drop me an email if you are interested.
Have a lovely weekend.