Dear Parents and Carers,
Excitement and apprehension are in the air as I write this introduction to this week’s newsletter…we are all getting ready for our Key 103 Fundraising afternoon ( you will be able to read about it next week), pupils have Monday off school and they are working up to their first examinations on Tuesday morning! There is certainly a lot going on.
Our weekly theme, ‘Carpe Diem’ is very fitting as we all try and make the most of the day we have in front of us, especially during the examination period. Mr Bridden, who led our assemblies has something to say about the theme, so please take time to reflect too… I am sure there is a message for us all!
The pace in school is fast but calm and I hope that with your support, that the long weekend will help your child reflect and prepare themselves for the examination period ahead; after all, many of the pupils have worked tirelessly towards their exams and we hope they can show off everything they have learned next week, and earn themselves some great results.
Our highlight of the week must be the Outward Bound Celebration evening where, like last year, parents of those Year 7 and 8 pupils who went on the residential trips were invited to come along and see their child rewarded for their efforts in the challenging weekend away. Read on to find out more.
Girl power is really getting off the ground now, as Ms Ashraf took a group of Year 8 girls to a Women’s ‘Pave the Way’ day conference and workshop this week. We are also pleased that so many girls are now involved in STEM activities.
Finally I wish everyone a very happy Eid. Enjoy the long weekend being with your families and friends, and we look forward to seeing your child in school on Tuesday.
Enjoy a good read.
Ms S. Finlay,