John Colet

Head of School’s Comment

At next week’s assembly, we shall be introducing our 6th Class Leaders to the students. They may already know our Head Boy and Girl, Our Head Chorister and Art Prefect, however, what they may not know is that every 6th Class student has a role to play, and an opportunity to serve. This list includes monitors for Art, Library, Shakespeare and IT, as well as positions as Handymen/women and Gardeners. Leadership roles for our senior students gives them profound opportunities to interact and model for our younger students, build confidence, and develop skills that will serve them well in their next educational journey. This year 6th Class will also have the opportunity to attend an overnight leadership camp in …

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 …

Head of School’s comment

Our first two nights of our Primary Shakespeare Festival have been a great success. Tonight, we look forward to our final two plays, from this year’s graduating 6th Class. This evening they shall perform Julius Caesar and The Taming of the Shrew. It seems a short time ago that many of these students had their first experience of Shakespeare in Lower 1st, with The Merry Wives of Windsor. Since then they were joined by a wider cast, performing Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 3rd Class. In 2021, COVID and the subsequent lockdown didn’t stop them as we moved the productions to Zoom, before returning to Glen Street for their 5th Class plays of Hamlet and As …

From our Deputy Head of School

On Thursday our 5th class students were responsible for welcoming our new 2024 students and their parents. They did an outstanding job of representing the school and demonstrating the school values. They were open, polite and enthusiastic in their service. It was wonderful to watch the younger children’s faces light up when a 5th class buddy came to help them with their bags or take them to the playground. It was obvious that the older children’s kind and loving approach immediately helped to put our new students at their ease. Many of the new parents commented on how well the 5th class students conducted themselves. 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 …