Head's Newsletter - 16 October 2015

Dear Parents

Wednesday afternoon sees the annual Judge Cup, a cross country competition for Surrey Schools which is hosted by us in Richmond Park; do come along and support if you are in the vicinity. In terms of recent trips, these have included, among others, Year 10 Geographers going to Hampshire, Year 7 visiting the Odeon with Music, and Year 8 Classicists going to Pompeii, whilst Year 9 had a visiting author this week. We were delighted to be joined by Lord Winston who, following an invite from Tiffin boys, gave a superb lecture to the Sixth Formers on Science and the Ethics of Human Fertility Treatment; we were joined by guests from Tiffin Girls’ School, and Kingston Grammar. The boys were certainly incredibly fortunate to be able to listen to such a prestigious figure, and Lord Winston was very generous with the time he spent taking questions from the boys. Visiting speakers

Welcome to the last newsletter before half -term. It has been great to see and meet so many parents at our various evenings and functions, and I look forward to the opportunities of meeting all parents as we move through the term. On top of this, the School welcomed many Year 11 students from other schools, and their parents, to our Sixth Form Open Evening; with about 35% of our Sixth Form new to the School each year, it is fantastic to be able to extend the opportunity of a Tiffin education to many more young people, and it is always a delight each year to be able to welcome new students as Tiffin Sixth Formers. The popularity of our Sixth Form is testament to its success, and the blend of new boys with the existing students not only complements, but also significantly adds to the overall quality and experience of all in the Sixth Form. We also had our annual entrance exams recently, and the Year 12 Assistant prefects were once again marvellous in their assumption of responsibility as they assisted in the logistics and smooth operation of the day. It has been an incredibly busy half term and I hope that your sons have been engaging with the opportunities on offer. With a busy list of sports fixtures, Tiffin boys have been competing well against other schools; I particularly enjoyed watching Mr Ingall’s U14A rugby side holding on for a terrific home win against Haberdashers’ Aske’s School. This

Lord Winston flanked by Patrick Rennie, Head of Sixth Form and Head of Faculty of Science and Ahmed Alhussni who organized the visit and invited Lord Winston

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