Coordinators’ Comments

From our Deputy Head of School

On Monday we will be celebrating Nowruz. This is an ancient custom held throughout Central, Western and South Asia and in and around the Black Sea basin, to celebrate the new year. The children in each year have all made something which will be placed on a table called the Haftseen table. For example, our L1st children have been growing seeds to represent new life while our 6th class children have been producing calligraphy. Everything that goes on the table has particular significance. This is an opportunity for the children to embrace different cultures and acknowledge what is common to all humanity. Di Renshaw Deputy Headmistress …

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

Next week, the children will be attending Cyber Safety Workshops at school, and we are hoping that as many parents as possible will register for the Wednesday evening webinar. As screens become more and more part of our lives, we need to ensure that the children know how to be responsible digital users. While digital devices may help support the children’s education it is our firm belief that nothing can replace the conscious connection between a child and their teacher. Di Renshaw Deputy Headmistress …

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

It has been an excellent start to the term. The children have come back bright and ready to engage with their learning. It is very encouraging to see how keen our 6th class students are to take up their responsibilities as leaders of the School. It is clear that they value service and are willing and able to put it into practice. On Thursday they had the opportunity to meet their new Lower 1st buddies. This is something that they all look forward to and it is a relationship all the children come to cherish. Diane Renshaw Deputy Headmistress …

Deputy Head of School’s comment

At this time of year, we are looking forward to all the end of year activities such as the 6th class stalls, Picnic Day, 6th class farewell lunch, excursions and Lower 1st Shakespeare. It is important that these events are enjoyable for everyone and to that end we keep working on the School Value of Respect. The children spend the term considering this value from many different perspectives, but the real test comes when they have to put it into practice. Respect has been very evident in our primary performances this week in the way the children have performed both on and off stage. Di Renshaw Deputy Head of School …

From our Deputy Head of School

At this time of year, we turn our attention to Leadership roles in the school. There are a number of different areas of leadership including Art Prefect, Head Chorister, Art monitors, Shakespeare monitors and Library monitors. Children in 5th class will be asked in the next few weeks to put their names forward to be considered for Head Boy, Head Girl and the four House Captains. These nominees are given a topic to speak on and half an hour to prepare prior to presentation. Children in 4th, 5th and 6th class and teachers then cast their votes. We find every year that the children rise to this occasion with maturity, sincerity, and a real sense of responsibility. Di Renshaw …

Deputy Head of School Comment

This week we had our annual school photos taken. It is a big day that requires a lot of patience and steadiness from the children. Being involved throughout the day provided an opportunity to witness the children practice both these qualities. All the classes without exception gave their attention to following instructions from the photographers. This often meant not moving for some time while a number of shots were taken. This is particularly challenging for our younger students. At the end of the day the photographers commented on the outstanding behaviour of the children which allowed the process to be efficient and a pleasant experience.   Di Renshaw Deputy Headmistress …