Headmaster's Message

Headmaster's Message

Dear Parents

Welcome to the final edition of the Courier for this half term. We have enjoyed a productive last week of the half term and it was great to see so many of you here for the Harvest Service yesterday morning. The children performed beautifully and it was such a pleasure to see the choir and orchestra sharing the music they have been hard at work preparing over the last few weeks. Perhaps the stars of the show were the Pre-Prep children who sang so clearly and really enjoyed the experience despite some understandable nerves beforehand. Thanks go in particular to Mrs Stapleton and Mrs Barnes for all of their hard work and expertise in bringing it all together for our enjoyment on the day.

I know I wrote about the new style parents’ consultation evenings last week, but I will mention them briefly again as I felt they went particularly well this week. We tried a new format this time round with a view to making the evenings more parent friendly and accessible. The feedback has been positive, and we will continue to look at ways of improving the experience for parents on the various occasions during the year when you have the opportunity to come in to the school.

As we have wound down towards the half term break the children have had the opportunity to see and take part in a visiting theatre company’s production of Pinocchio as well as today’s non-uniform fund raising day. I know the children have loved getting involved in both of these and it is particularly pleasing when we raise money for good causes. This term the focus is on the ‘Shine a Light’ charity based in Coventry. This is a small, local charity who provide support for families where a child is suffering from cancer and one we are proud to support. Thank you to you all for your generous donations. Following yesterday’s service we also delivered all of your kind donations to the Rugby Foodbank who I know will be bowled over with both the quantity and quality of the goods they received.

I am planning a couple of days in the Brecon Beacons with the family over the break, hopefully with the mountain bikes if the weather allows it. Whatever you have planned, I hope you all get to enjoy some rest and relaxation with your families.

Joe Thackway