Head's Newsletter 14 July 2017

Dear Parents Welcome to the last ‘bumper’ edition of this year’s newsletters! It reflects the enormous range of activities that the school has been engaged in during the second half of the summer term. These activities are a key part of the all-round education that Tiffin offers and I hope that you will enjoy reading about them. I have certainly enjoyed attending a number of these events. It was great to view the Art Exhibition and appreciate the extraordinary talent and work of our boys. It was also fantastic to attend the junior school production of The Importance of Being Ernest . The boys put on a sterling performance to a full house in the Drama Studio, and deserve congratulations for the play. I would also pass on our thanks to the Year 10 Junior Prefects who have done a superb job performing duties whilst the Sixth Form were away on study leave and work experience. A large number of boys from Years 9 and 10, as well as the whole of Years 7 and 8, were helping with the Open Evening on Tuesday. As usual this was a very popular event and the boys were excellent ambassadors. While these visitors were thinking about entry to Tiffin in 2018, it was a great pleasure to meet at the Induction Day last Wednesday the new boys and their parents who will be joining the School this September. We are looking forward to our final week, which is always enjoyable, and reminds us of

the strengths of the Tiffin community, as we help develop in the boys many of the attributes that we hope they will finish with. Today we have the very special musical and performing arts event, Tiffin in the Garden , and I look forward to seeing many parents there. On Monday we have the House Rowing, followed by House Swimming on Tuesday and the fantastic Sports Day on Wednesday. Parents are most welcome as spectators. The House competition is a key part of our Tiffin community, and the week finishes with our Founders’ Day on Thursday when we celebrate the 400-year-old legacy of the Tiffin Brothers. For the boys, school finishes at lunchtime on Thursday, although for the staff we will still need to teach the 1stXI cricketers a lesson at the Widger match! None of what we do would be possible without the amazing dedicated staff that we have, and I thank them for all their tremendous efforts during this year. Unfortunately, we must say goodbye to a few staff next week including Mr Skerten and Dr Diamond from English, Mr Reekes from History, Mr Narey and Mr Lloyd from Maths, Ms Harris from the LRC, Mrs Kenyon from Learning Support, and Mrs Bevan from Music. We wish them all the best for their futures and thank them for all they have done at Tiffin. I do wish all pupils and their families a very relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday, and thank parents for their support for the School.


Founders’ Day; last day for boys

Thursday 20 July

Rugby teams from Year 8 upwards at Grist’s from 2 pm; Cross-Country practices at School from 1.50 pm. No other boys in School Year 7 and Year 12 required in School from 8.30 am Year 13 required in School for 1 to 1 appointments with tutors. Year 12 required at Grist’s from 8.45 am. Year 7 required at School from 8.30

Monday 4 September

Tuesday 5 September

Wednesday 6 September

All year groups required in School for a 9.20 start

Thursday 7 September

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