Mr Richards' words Autumn week 12
Our focus for assembly this week was the Christian season of Advent. The main message of Advent is that good things come to those who wait and to work to find peace and joy in the waiting. The feeling of anticipation and excitement is a wonderful feeling and often one that passes us by if we don’t take the time to ‘notice’. In the words of Ferris Buller “life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it”. With a good slice of luck and taking sensible precautions we should all get the Christmas that was denied to all (but a select few) of us last year. As we head down the final stretch before the Christmas we have all been waiting for, it is important to remember that we must not wish away the time, we have to take stock and celebrate the positives and identify the things that need to improve and work on those.
With this in mind, we will be holding our celebration assembly on Thursday next week. Please keep an eye on your inbox for the link invitation, we will hold this at 11.50am on Thursday. The report cards will be coming home next week. There is a full report for Y9 and grade cards for Y7, Y8 and Y10. There are lots of positives in those report cards but also lots of work to do for us all to achieve what we are all capable of.
Finally, I would like to congratulate our rowers; the Sculling season has ended on a high; here's Head of Rowing, Alex Richardson "On Saturday we had Hampton head which is probably the biggest school sculling race in the country for this school term (other than GB trials) with good competition from all over the country. The pièce de résistance of the day was Hannah who came away with the win in Junior womens 1x - Making History for Claires Court! Year 11 girls and boys ticked off a second ever race in 1x’s so have come away with doubled experience and continuing the sharp upwards trajectory that comes with that. On Sunday, we took two students to the GB training day to join 25 of the top rowers in the country and got the opportunity to row in boats with athletes from different clubs, along with gaining exposure to the standard which they aspire to be at. And training in the same place as all the GB Olympic team was very cool!"
Finally, we have our Christmas lunch today prepared by our catering staff which we know everyone enjoys. Christmas jumpers all round to get into the festive spirit and raise money for Save the Children too!
I hope you have a great weekend.