Head's Newsletter 4 March 2016

currently seeing boys participate in rugby sevens competitions as well as starting to prepare for the cricket season. It was good to be able to present medals and trophies at our own Browne Trophy competition in which 16 schools competed. It is also good to see so much high quality work being done across the School. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to, and judging, the History presentations by Year 9 on Tiffinians who had been killed in World War I. Special congratulations to Joseph Waymouth for his excellent presentation on William Palmer, who died of his wounds whilst serving with the Royal Flying Corps, and is buried locally. Congratulations also to all those boys who competed in the Junior Maths Olympiad, and received their certificates this week, and to those boys who were presented with certificates for their merits this week. Our list of guest speakers continues to grow, and it was a pleasure to be able to host a public meeting with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan Howe. Read more about this in the Surrey Comet .

Dear Parents, Welcome to the first newsletter of what is a very short half-term before we break up for Easter. Clearly by now, all students involved in public exams should be working with maximum effort and focus as they see the start date of the exams approaching. Year 12 are also beginning the process of exploring university options, and it was good to see so many parents at their Higher Education Evening. The end of the last half term saw the incredible and fantastic production of Les Misérables , which has to rate as one of the best school productions I have ever seen. With 1200 tickets sold, the four nights were a sell-out, and all who had the pleasure of seeing the show were amazed by the professional high quality of acting, singing, music and overall staging. The staging was particularly incredible with moving bridges, barricades and other scenery! The actors deserve great credit, as do the musicians, and we thank the many girls who also took part from local schools, including Tiffin Girls’ School. Special thanks go to the staff involved including Miss Hughes and Miss O'Connell, who directed the musical, Mr Mylechreest and Mr O'Malley for the music, and Mr Prentice for the production and staging, as well as to all of the parents and others who gave up time to help to create such a memorable experience. Last half term also saw the fantastic finals of the house singing; this is a terrific event with sixth formers directing Years 7 & 8. Life continues at a pace at Tiffin and we are

Please note the important dates below.

Yours, Mr M D Gascoigne


Thursday 24 March

Break up for Easter holidays: school finishes just after midday

Monday 11 April

Boys start back at School for Summer term: 8.30 normal start

Wednesday 20 April

Y10 Parents’ Consultations: School finishes at 2.40 pm

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