Head's Newsletter 22 June 2018

fantastic entries. Well done to the boys chosen as winners, as well as all who took part. There is also information in this newsletter on a number of other competitions that we have been involved in, including Maths and Chess. Special mention must also go to Year 8 dancers who performed brilliantly in the Ignition Dance Festival at the Rose Theatre. All Year 7 also participated in a Bhangra dance workshop on Monday, which was certainly a most enjoyable event. On the drama front, the junior play this year is Watership Down ; I do hope that many parents and friends will be able to come and watch the boys perform. Thank you to those who have contributed to the consultation on proposals for expansion. This follows the announcement by the government of the Selective School Expansion Fund. The proposals can be found on the website here . Finally, it was a great delight this morning to present Dr Frost with a trophy, having been shortlisted from thousands of nominations for the Pearson Teaching Award for the outstanding use of technology in education. He has been awarded a Silver Plate - one of only three nationally in this category – and we will find out in October whether he wins the Gold Award when the ceremony is broadcast on the BBC. Many congratulations to Dr Frost for his exceptional work, the fruits of which can be seen at www.drfrostmaths.com

Dear Parents It was good to welcome the Year 12 back this week after their internal exams; they now have an important couple of weeks when in particular they will be thinking about their futures during our special programmes. In the meantime, work on the new Sixth Form Centre has been progressing very well. It will certainly be an impressive addition to our facilities when it is fully open in September. Thank you to the parents who turned up for the evening about Chromebooks, which was widely regarded as highly informative. This is a very exciting development for the School and we look forward to its implementation next term. There have been a couple of new trips recently. Last week we had our inaugural Year 10 French trip to Angers; this was clearly thoroughly enjoyed by the boys. During half term, the School conducted its first cricket tour to Devon, with a mix of U13 and U15 players. The tour was extremely successful with some excellent matches against Devon clubs and some very good wins. Very excitingly, both U13 and U15 teams are also through to the semi -finals of the Surrey Cup. In addition, the Year 7 squad had an exciting trip to the Oval to watch Surrey play, and meet with Old Tiffinian and ex-captain of England, Alec Stewart, now Surrey Head Coach. Also new, was the Creative Writing Competition; it was great to see so many

IMPORTANT DATES

Professional Development—school ends at 1pm

Wednesday 27 June

Lower School Drama production

Wednesday-Friday 27-29 June

Open Evening for prospective Year 7 pupils; current Y7/8 required for tours 5 pm—8 pm (details to follow)

Tuesday 10 July

Stop The Clock Day (Yrs 7-9) Tiffin-In-The-Garden 5.30 pm

Thursday 12 July

Friday 13 July

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