Letter to Parents
What an incredibly busy and productive term this has been.
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate all our leavers on the incredibly impressive list of senior schools that they have gained places at. This year we have had offers from Highgate, Portland Place, Channing, Forest, Bancroft, Francis Holland, Wilsons, North Bridge, South Hampstead High, Queens, City, The American School, City Girls, Roedean and UCS. I would particularly like to congratulate Krish Vaidya on his sports scholarship for City Boys and Julia Clarke-Pearce who was awarded a scholarship for Roedean.
This week the children have had a wonderful time learning about all things science related. Experiments have ranged from making butter and paddle boats to a heart dissection and we have of course, enormously enjoyed watching the ducklings hatch and grow. We are thrilled that the Marber family are rehoming Houdini and his friends to a farm in Sussex – how lucky are they – both the Marbers and the ducklings! I am sure the children would join me in thanking Julia Fairbairn for her unstinting enthusiasm and for planning and organising such an exciting week.
The sports side of the timetable has also been incredibly exciting this term. The City Swimming Gala was perhaps the most tense, losing first place by a measly one point. Huge credit to those that represented the school as competing against schools who swim on a daily basis is quite a task and second place is a position to be extremely proud of.
The Star Room netball and football teams had an action packed day at Akeley Wood School in Milton Keynes. The football team won their first four games but overall finished third. The netball team found it competitive but did secure a solid 9-0 win. Special mention needs to go to Miles Pettit who was named as ‘Man of the Tournament’, a real achievement considering seven schools were competing.
Next term has many exciting things planned and booked including the highly anticipated Balloon and Kite Room trip to Mile End climbing wall, a visit from the Little Angel puppet theatre, Sports Day, the Choir performance of Annie and the Green Room are at last allowed to escape from the school with a trip to Battersea Park Zoo!
Whilst writing I would also like to welcome Mrs Amie Dickinson to the school. She will be working on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday providing cover and support for staff across the school.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter break,
Published on: 26th March 2016