Message from the Headmaster:
This week has been a whirlwind but our noses have been to the grind stone nonetheless. The boys arrived on Monday after a rather long half term and were greeted by their beautiful new playground. This was in part designed by the school council. It has brought a bit of colour and character to the area and it will certainly bring in a few less bumps and scrapes to the office d ue to the softer surfaces. We are very grateful to Alpha Plus for agreeing to and installing our many requests. The tiles at the front of the school were not as much of a hit with the boys as they have been with the parents and I find them particularly impressive.
Congratulations to Mr Barrett who successfully completed his first marathon in 3hrs and 49 minutes which is very impressive to say the least, raising over £1000 for our school charity, Marine Conservation Society. What a fantastic role model for our boys and staff, thank you to everyone who sponsored him. Mrs Malik and Mrs Thompson have started their maternity leave and we wish them the best of luck with the new additions to their families. Miss Bonnett brought her daughter into school today and it was lovely to meet baby Kaliyah. The Falcons family is growing rapidly. Mrs Hainsworth will take over from Mrs Thompson as Head of Year 1, Mrs Barker Head of English, Mr Barrett Head of Geography and Mr Murphy Head of History. I am very pleased to have staff who are willing and able to take on these added responsibilities whilst Mrs Malik and Mrs Thompson are on maternity leave.
On Wednesday the boys dressed up in Halloween costumes which were very scary. I greeted a nursery boy on the stairs and asked him if his costume was a penguin, thinking to myself how sweet, he was most unimpressed and informed me he was a killer whale! It was so lovely to see many of our Reception mums and dads join their sons for Magic Breakfast on Wednesday to support our Brookwoods charity. Our Year 2 boys played Finton House at football today and represented themselves and their school very well. Please remember that next week on Thursday we will be holding parent consultations for the whole school. If you have not already booked a slot with Mrs Chubb in the office, please do so. These meetings are with your son’s class tutor and his books will be available for you to see before the meeting, so please arrive early to go through them. Specialists will not be present on this occasion but Mrs Llewellyn will be available for any boys in her department. We will run a crèche as usual. We have sent out our 2017 – 2018 Year Book in book bags today. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we have.
If I did not get to see you at the gate today have a wonderful weekend and please remind your sons about staying safe around the fireworks and sparklers this weekend.
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