Mrs Heywood's Words Lent 1
The end of term Christmas challenge saw the house captains from St Therese triumphantly collect the ‘Academic Inter House Relay Challenge Cup’.
On behalf of all the staff, may I wish you a warm welcome back to school. I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. It only seems like yesterday that we celebrated the end of term at our Christmas Carol Services. It was lovely to see pupils and parents along with staff at our two Senior Carol Services at St Luke’s on Tuesday 17 December. The congregation enjoyed music, readings, prayers and many carols with pupils from Years 7 to 13 and staff all joining in the merriment. At both services, the first verse of 'Once in Royal David’s City' was sung beautifully by pupil soloists with Senior Boy Henry, Year 7, performing at the first service followed by Senior Girl Charlie, Year 9, at the second service. Special mention must also go to the Harmony Choir members and the following readers and soloists from Years 9 and 11 who made the event so special: Priya, Ophelia, Evie, Georgina, Grace, Hannah H, and Hannah S.
Santa’s Elves have been busy at the College site replacing windows at the back of the main building, resurfacing the poolside and installing the zebra crossing and pedestrian gate into school from College Road. We have created a lit, all weather path and repainted the crossing. Could we ask all drivers to please be mindful of the crossing when entering site and to ensure they take the normal due care and attention when approaching a zebra crossing.
As ever the start of term is always brimming with activities and looking ahead to this Saturday, some of our Senior Girls have a busy afternoon at the Lions Club Swimarathon at Maidenhead Leisure Centre and on Wednesday morning Year 11 have their second Maths IGCSE - we wish them all good luck.
On Thursday evening Mr Hope, Head of Year 12 and Mrs Rogers, Head of Sixth Form will be holding an information evening ‘Spotlight on the Sixth Form'. It is an informal follow up to the Open Evening held in November last year and an opportunity to find out more about the learning opportunities and achievements in the Sixth Form. Student Leaders and the Registrar will be in attendance to answer any specific questions you have.
On Tuesday 21 January will be holding a Drugs Awareness Presentation from Bob Tait. We are very grateful for his expertise and look forward to the evening. Do please come along next week and find out more.
With best wishes for the weekend.