Head's Newsletter 10 November 2017

Dear Parents It was good to see all the boys return after the half term break, which I hope boys and parents found refreshing. This half term is quite long, although it is broken up in the middle with two professional development days spread over the weekend. It was good to see so many Year 13 parents at the consultations on Monday and we hope their sons are progressing well, as they also look to submit their UCAS forms

trip to Rome over half term, the Geography field trip to Devon and Dorset just before, and the day trip to Bath last week. You can read reports of some of these in this newsletter. It was also fantastic just before half term to see some of the amazing successes in Performing Arts. The sixth form play was incredibly well done, and was performed in front of packed audiences in the Drama Studio in the week before half term. It was also great to be present for the Year 7 inter -form choir competition held at the parish

for entry to Higher Education. Today was a special day with our annual Remembrance Service. With the temporary location of the canteen to the Main Hall during the building works, we instead held a whole school Remembrance Service in the Sports Hall, where wreaths were laid and later transferred to the memorial tablets in the Main Hall. In particular, on the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, we remembered the seven Old Tiffinians who died at that

church just before half term. Last week we also had Year 8 participating in the Capoeira dance day. The choir have of course been busy, and are currently rehearsing for the Oratorio on Sunday 19 November, when we look forward to them singing alongside the many other people making up the oratorio choir.

Sport has got off to an excellent start after half term and you can read about the successful rugby and cross country teams. We look forward to more excellent matches. Yours, M D Gascoigne, Headteacher

battle. You can also see in this newsletter some of the art work that Year 9 have been doing associated with remembrance. There have been many trips taking place over the last few weeks including the Art


Year 7 trip to London Zoo

Tuesday 14 November Tuesday 14 November Sunday 19 November Wednesday 22 November

Ensembles Concert, Walden Hall 7 pm

Oratorio Concert, Sports Hall 7 pm

Year 9 trip to Natural History Museum

Professional Development day; no boys in school

Friday 24 November

Professional Development day; no boys in school

Monday 27 November

House Public Speaking Final, JLT at 7 pm

Friday 30 November

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