On Track for Summer Sports

Well, we certainly had fabulous weather for our Athletic events last week. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Pre Prep event at Old Millhillians as a parent and Headmaster. The children and parents had a very entertaining and successful afternoon. I would like to  congratulate the children for performing so well and truly giving of their best.

The Prep School gathered together on Friday at The Merchant Taylors’ School Athletics track for a most enjoyable day. The parents made base under the trees whilst the children took full advantage of the large open spaces available to them. The day was about competing and the children did not let us down. They all ran, jumped and threw to the best of their ability with a genuine smile on their faces. The day was yet again organised extremely well by Mr Bester and my thanks go to him on another successful Sports’ Day event.

Sport was the main theme for last week with our U7, U9, U11 and U13 all competing against other schools. This season has certainly been the most successful since I have been Head. Well done!

On Wednesday P3 and BeachesP4 enjoyed a well-deserved break at HOAC. Some may argue that outdoor activities are not a break but they are    certainly fabulous at building teams and I hope that the children can take the skills learnt and apply them to their activities both in and  outside the classroom next term.

On Thursday Childnet presented 3 workshops on ‘the safe use of the internet’ to the children in P3 and above. All the workshops were greatly received by the children and staff. I would like to thank those parents who attended the evening presentation. I think you will all agree it gave us food for thought.

The last two weeks of term are very busy and I would strongly recommend you read the calendar and newsletter so that you do not miss out. On Tuesday this week we have the Leavers’ Dinner and on Wednesday we will be hosting the piano concert in Chapel.

As the temperatures soar I would ask that parents apply suntan lotion in the morning and send their children into school with a hat for break time. The school has called ‘shirt sleeve order’ and the children will not be required to come to school with their blazers or ties this week. Please keep these items at home.