Our Year 10 students excelled themselves this week during their one-to-one interviews with a range of local employers as part of their careers programme. The school has received some very positive feedback, with the visitors describing the students as a credit to the school. I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to all of those who attended and ensured that our students were able to access such a valuable opportunity.
Our Sports Day was completed in glorious weather and it was a pleasure to see the excited and enthused students really enjoy what was such a positive event. Our excellent sporting tradition has been to the fore throughout the year, with recent success in the District Athletics and this week’s superb boys and girls cricket fixtures against the MCC a wonderful conclusion for our outstanding sports stars.
On Wednesday our Twitter feed was in overdrive showcasing the superb Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM – curriculum day event. Our students engaged in activities including: F1 Engineering, 4X4 radio controlled car courses, tallest tower constructions, the Maths Hat challenge, and cryptography challenges. The STEM departments put a lot of thought into the day and it was clear that the students really enjoyed the experience.
I was delighted to be able to present ‘Millionaire Reader’ certificates this week to students who have excelled through the Accelerated Reader programme. The hard work and effort of these students is exemplary and it is evident that they have a genuine passion for reading. Well done to all recipients.
Over the summer our incredible artists will have the chance to enter our Atrium Art competition. The details for this are on the website. I really look forward to seeing the results of their efforts, as our gallery shows the standards they can achieve.
As the school year draws to a conclusion, I am delighted to report that I have awarded 300 Head’s Medals and Commendations this year, raising £300 for Cancer Research UK.
Information about the arrangements for Results Days in August is available on the website. Important information has been collated into the End of Year letter, which is also on the website. I would ask that all parents do please note the expectations regarding uniform and equipment, as well as the correct starting times for each year group when school returns on Wednesday 5th September 2018.
As this is the final Blog of the academic year, I would like to share my sincere thanks and appreciation to all across the community who have supported and encouraged the school this year. In the new term our wonderful Ozone Magazine, in its sixth edition, will capture some of the outstanding highlights of this year and I am very aware that everyone has made their unique contribution to the life of the school and I hope can reflect back on their achievements and experiences with a sense of pride. A new school year is on the horizon and we will journey into it with a sense of determination and optimism, excited to see all that our amazing students can achieve. Until then, I wish everyone a restful and enjoyable summer break and conclude with the words of Charles Bowden: “Summertime is always the best of what might be.”