Head's Newsletter 31 March 2017

Easter Concert held last night at All Saints Kingston was a great success, and it was exciting to see the many different ensembles performing, as well as all of Year 7 in the Jazz Cantata to a full audience; once again, the quality of the music was outstanding, and many congratulations go to all the boys and staff . Work on the new building is truly in full swing. Having now laid all the foundations and the ground floor concrete slab, the building is rising as the contractors now prepare for the first floor. Shortly after Easter they will begin to connect through from the current building to the new. It is certainly exciting to see the daily changes on site. The house competitions continue apace and many of the boys have been engaged in the different activities. As we break up for Easter there is still much going on; we especially wish everyone going on the Classics trip to Sicily a very good time when they depart next Friday. We are obviously approaching an important time for years 11 to 13 in particular, and I hope you and they find the reports they will receive useful. I do hope that the Easter break is productive for those pupils who are preparing for exams, and I also hope that all pupils have a restful and enjoyable time with their families. Yours, M D Gascoigne, Headteacher

Dear Parents The Easter term seems to have gone extremely quickly as we now enter into our final week. There is much to celebrate, and plenty going on within the school. The rugby sevens season has come to an end and it is a great pleasure to report on a terrific performance by the senior squad at the Rosslyn Park National Sevens. For the first time in over 20 years, Tiffin succeeded in getting through to the second day of this most prestigious national competition. Although we then lost to the eventual winners, the players involved deserve many congratulations for a great end to the season. It is good to also note our success in the cross country, and it is great to see the rowing competitions now underway with both the boys and girls squads performing very admirably. It was also marvellous for our Choir to be able to perform with the Tiffin Girls’ School Choir and the Tiffin Children's Chorus in the concert last week. The Choir’s extraordinary performances continue to the end of term when they are appearing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Halls. In addition we are also looking forward to the Choir singing Evensong at Westminster Abbey on Monday evening at 5pm; do come and join them for the service if you are able. On top of this the School

IMPORTANT DATES

Break up for Easter—School finishes just after midday Start of Summer term—usual 8.30 am start (week B) Y10 Parents’ Consultations. School finishes at 2.40 pm.

Friday 7 April

Monday 24 April

Wednesday 26 April

Bank Holiday—School closed Y11 Study Leave commences Y12 Study Leave commences Y13 Study Leave commences

Monday 1 May Friday 5 May Friday 12 May Friday 19 May Frdiay 26 May

Professional Development Day—no boys in school

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