As we progress through Week 4 of the term, Autumn is well and truly upon us. The children should be in winter uniform from Monday. With the J1s now staying for a full school day, we are all settled into the busyness of school life and we have certainly packed a lot in so far.

 

Our first fundraiser, Jeans for Genes, raised a wonderful £245.40; thank you for your donations! This winter, as part of our community outreach, we are hoping that you will support another of our ventures and donate an old coat (coats only please) to the Marylebone Project who provide shelter for homeless women in the area. If last season’s coat is cluttering up your hallway we can find a welcome home for it.  Unisex coats gratefully received too though sadly we cannot accept children’s clothing. We will be delivering these over to the shelter next Friday, 4 October.

 

We were pleased with the turn out at this year’s ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions and we hope you found this useful. If you were unable to make it, please do make an appointment directly with your child’s Form Teacher.

 

All of our Music and LAMDA pupils are to be commended for exams taken over the summer for which the results were excellent. Eight of our senior pupils passed their Music Theory Grade 1 exam, with four Merits and four Distinctions! Very positive results were achieved by our pupils who took their Grade 1 and 2 singing exams and a handful of instrumentalists passed piano, recorder and violin exams with an array of passes, merits and distinctions.  Congratulations to Dr Ashworth and his team!  Some of the children will be sharing their talents with you at our Autumn Tea Time concert at 4.00pm on Monday, 7 October 2019.  Invitations will follow shortly.  In LAMDA, 33 pupils took and passed their exams, ranging from our youngest J1s who took Introductory Stage 1 up to Grade 2 acting once again merits and distinctions were awarded.

 

In a direct challenge to the wet weather, our football team plus a couple of extra pupils took on St Nicholas on Wednesday afternoon. It was a tight match, with a goal scored by Alexander H and a close score of 2-1 to St Nicholas. A valiant effort was made by our young athletes and we are especially proud of them as, for some of these pupils, it was their first ever match!

 

This morning Form One arrived to a themed outer space classroom! Astronauts, aliens and moon landings have filled the ground floor with creativity that was out of this world!