Head's Newsletter 28 September 2018

specifically to these campaigns and also to the Tiffin Education Fund . Next week is a quite different week, with the boys having a ‘mini break’: Monday is an Inset Day, and Tuesday is 11+ day, so the boys are not required in School on either day, except for those sixth formers who are helping on Tuesday. Thursday is also a shorter day for all years except Year 11, as this is our Sixth Form Open Evening for new students to Tiffin, preceded by the Open Afternoon for our Year 11. We look forward to seeing all Year 11 parents with their sons on Thursday afternoon for what is a most important event as they consider their transition beyond GCSE. Year 10 have had a busy couple of days with the Geography GCSE students doing fieldwork, and also the Duke of Edinburgh expeditions taking place. We also have the Year 8 Classics trip to Pompeii taking place this weekend. Some of the events that you can read about in this newsletter include the cross- country competitions, and a visit by a well- known author. After some disruption to the beginning of the Rugby season caused by the exceptionally warm weather, it’s great that we are now getting fully underway with our fixtures. Particular congratulations to the Year 8 U13 sides who have got off to such a superb start to the season. Yours, M D Gascoigne, Headteacher

Dear Parents Many congratulations to the choir who have recently performed with the London Symphony Orchestra in some very prestigious concerts at the Barbican, being conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. This has been another tremendous opportunity for them, and with the Boy’s Choir, the Tiffin Girls’ Choir and our Tiffin Children’s Chorus all performing, I'm sure all the parents were delighted to see their children on such an occasion.

James Day, Director of the Choir—arrowed

Boys are settling in very well into the new term and I hope that parents have appreciated the opportunity to meet with their son’s Form Tutors and Head of Year in the Open Forums held so far. I hope that parents have also appreciated the opportunity to see the new building and also the new Sixth Form Centre. These developments have been made possible partly through parental contributions, and I'm grateful to all parents who have given

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday 1 October

Professional Development Day; no boys in school

Tuesday 2 October

11+; no boys in school, except prefects

Thursday 4 October

Sixth Form Open Afternoon and Evening; school closes 1 pm Sixth Form Drama Production: The Ladykillers at 7 pm Y7 Inter-form Choir Competition 7 pm All Saints’ Church Half–term (return Monday 5 Nov.—normal start 8.30 am)

15-18 October

Thursday 18 October

22 October—2 November

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