Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 10 October 2014

The Quiz and Curry Night last Friday was great fun; the questions, set by our Year 5 and 6 pupils and read out by a select group of volunteers from Year 6 were challenging and well-judged. The parents’ teams responded admirably and in the end, although it was close, there was a clear winning table. The food was terrific and the children had a great time watching films with Mr Hobson, Mrs MacQuarrie and Mrs Lovett. So, all-in-all, it was the perfect Friends event, bringing parents together whilst avoiding the need for baby-sitters. Particular thanks to Jo Craze, the Friends Chair, Andy MacQuarrie, Sue and Neil McIntosh and the cinema team for all their hard work making the evening so successful. As you may see – it really was a family event, in more ways than one.


Year 2’s Celebration Concert marked the start of the Autumn Harvest Thanksgiving season with some lovely singing and playing. Next Wednesday, all parents are invited to join us for the School Harvest Thanksgiving Service which will be led by 6AB in the Sports Hall.


It is certainly true that Autumn has arrived, with some heavy showers and the occasional thunderstorm. The temperature has dropped and it is noticeable that more pupils are coming up to the Library at playtimes. So maybe it wasn’t entirely coincidental that this week appears to have been bread baking week in the school with pupils in the Enterprise Club making rolls on Wednesday evening and much of the Pre-Prep baking bread on Thursday. It was lovely arriving to take my Pre-Prep Assembly to the smell of fresh baked bread; funny also to find out that the carefully wrapped rolls given out to the Enterprise Club members on Thursday morning somehow got nibbled away at through the school day – despite strict instructions to take them home before eating. “But it’s so delicious,” explained Ellie, our Enterprise Club CEO. “I just couldn’t resist.” That’s called leading by example! The picture shows Kitty thoroughlyenjoying the roll she helped to make.


And finally, I am sure many parents have been confused on arriving to collect their children from the Homework Club, to find them not in the usual room, but the Computer Room instead. To be honest we have been experimenting over the last two weeks and it has proved very successful. So successful that the move will be made permanent after the half-term break, with Homework Club officially relocated to the Computer Room.


Matthew Lovett