Sun and Fun Make for a Busy End of Term

If a busy end of term is what you want you certainly got it!

The leavers and their parents gathered for their dinner on a warm   Tuesday evening with drinks in the garden before we settled down to fine food and speeches in the Hall. This is always a special event and it was lovely to see our boys and girl dressed so smartly. It is always an emotional evening and I did see some tears in the pupil’s and staff’s eyes. Well done to Serena S and Mide S for their superb speeches. They have both been truly exceptional Heads of School.QHS

The last two weeks have been full of the joys of music. On Wednesday we were given a superb concert by our pianists in the Chapel, a truly superb evening where the standard of playing was outstanding. Today we had our end of term concert where the Orchestra, Wind Band and PP2 Recorders gave us all a smile early on in the day.  I am always  impressed by the standard of playing. The children are lucky to be given such a fabulous opportunity to show off their talents.

The parents were treated to a number of gymnastic displays last week. Although I did not get the chance to see them myself I did hear that they were impressive displays. Miss Nejad has certainly taken gymnastics to new heights! Thank you.

There have also been a number of trips out. P4 headed off to the     Wallace Collection and PPR to the Sea Life Centre in Chessington. Both trips Sea Lifewere bathed in sunshine and it always impresses me how the children behave on these outings. Thank you to all the members staff who take and offer these opportunities to the children.

On Thursday we were joined by Bishop Jonathan who took the School Mass. It is always an honour to have a member of the clergy come to school to speak to the children. The children always benefit from his wise words. We are indeed very privileged.

Friday afternoon saw the Susan Milner Hall come to life with the Art Club Exhibition. The work exhibited was of a very high standard and I congratulate each and every child for their hard work and creativity. There were prizes awarded but I can safely say that everyone was a winner.

The Summer Fair was a great success. Mr Still and his team yet again pulled out all the stops to make it a fun day for all. It was so impressive to see so many parents and future parents attending the event. Thank you to all of you who made the effort to be there on yet another sunny day.

They thought it was all over but it wasn’t, as early on Sunday morning a large team from QHS set off along the Grand Union Canal on their sponsored walk led by Mrs Beevor and on her birthday! It was certainly a hot 12 mile journey and I must congratulate the team for their perseverance and determination to see it through.

Monday was a very busy day. The evening started with the Arabic Club presentation.  Mrs Alwaheidi’s group were most impressive; they had obviously learnt so much this year. The age of the Children ranged from PPR to P7 and each one spoke well and obviously had a good grasp of the basics of Arabic.

On Monday evening P7 and P8 put on an outdoor performance of ‘Rule Britannia’, a play written and      directed by Ms Campion. It was a very clever script which took its audience back to the 1980s. The standard of acting was superb and congratulations must go to all involved.

P8 are coming to the end of their Enterprise Challenge and I would like to thank them all for their hard work and creative ideas. I must say the biscuits, smoothies, juices and popcorn were most enjoyable. May the best team win!

The rest of the week needs careful planning. The leavers’ service is at 9.00am on Thursday followed by the end of term assembly where many prizes will be given out. The Pre Prep will be gathering after lunch to head off to Trinity Church for Speech Day which starts at 2pm.

Following the speeches the pupils and parents are invited back to school for tea and a drink. The Prep School’s Speech day will be held at the same venue on Friday at 11am and you are all welcome to join us for light refreshments back at school afterwards. There will be no afternoon school on Friday.

Just a reminder that  upon our return to school in the Michaelmas term, there are no after school clubs on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September.  The minibus are running.  Breakfast club and late classes are  also resuming.

After school clubs start week commencing Monday 10th September 2018.

Simon Ford, 02/07/2018