Head's Newsletter 8 July 2016

highlight of the cricket calendar: the ‘Widger’ match. I am confident that the 1st XI (made up of Year 13 leavers) will learn some valuable final lessons when the staff beat them in the annual staff versus 1st XI cricket match! In rowing we are looking forward to the Kingston Regatta and the House regatta, and you can also read about the particularly good performance of our tennis players at the St George’s College Pairs competition. There are, as in all years, a significant number of boys who have successfully qualified as Wimbledon ball boys, and they are currently enjoying fulfilling their role at the Tournament. Let's hope they get to cover the final like last year! The sporting season for the House competition will finish this week with the swimming gala on Tuesday and the sports day on Thursday. Four houses are still in with a chance of winning the overall House Championship, so it should be an exciting week, as well as the last year that the House Championship will be competed for by 6 houses, rather than 8 from September. The term for the boys will finish following the presentations of house trophies at the end of Sports Day on Thursday. We have of course been busy on the music front. ‘Tiffin in the Garden’ is always an excellent musical occasion which we look forward to today, and this will be followed up with the Oratorio on Sunday. With a 200 strong choir composed of our own boys as well as many Old boys, parents, ex-parents and other friends of Tiffin music, this

Dear Parents It has been an incredibly busy last few weeks and is set to get even busier before the term is finished! Next week we have the House rowing regatta on Monday, followed by House swimming on Tuesday, Founders’ Day on Wednesday, and finishing with Sports Day at the Kingsmeadow Stadium on Thursday, when term ends for the pupils. Full details of the special arrangements for next week can be seen in the separate email sent out about this. Even before we get to next week we have the musical extravaganza which is ‘Tiffin in the Garden’ today, the Kingston rowing regatta over Saturday and Sunday, and the Oratorio on Sunday. It was a great pleasure to watch the boys from Years 7 to 9 perform in A Midsummer Night’s Dream last week. Huge effort had clearly gone into this production and there were some fantastic individual performances. Well done to all those who took part; remembering so many lines whilst also acting with such passion and skill, was quite a feat! Watching the cricket against John Fisher was most enjoyable, particularly as we have had so much disruption from rain this year. With strong victories from the 1st XI and the U15A, the match between the U12A sides was the closest possible with Tiffin losing narrowly on the last ball! The U15A side also saw a terrific win over Trinity School in the Surrey Cup leading to them being crowned Surrey champions, a very significant achievement. Next week will also see the

IMPORTANT DATES

Oratorio, Sports Hall at 7 pm

Sunday 10 July

School starts at 9.20 am for Years 7-11

Monday 11 July Tuesday 12 July

Swimming Gala

Founders’ Day. School finishes for students at 12.15 pm

Wednesday 13 July Thursday 14 July

Sports Day. LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR PUPILS

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