What a week! It has come and gone in a flash.
Our Penny Drive is underway and is proving to be as popular as ever. I have noticed some sneaky £1 coins; we are most grateful for these but they will not be counted towards the prize at the end. Keep those pennies coming in boys! I think the Red house is in the lead.
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings the school was full of parents who came in to school to see their son’s books. I really enjoyed seeing the boys talking through their work with their parents. It is proving to be a very valuable and popular half hour.
Unfortunately the Year 2 cricket match against Wetherby Kensington was cancelled today. The boys are still very much learning these skills and it is good to turn their attention to something other than football.
This weekend the majority of Year 2 will be singing on both Saturday and Sunday at the Chiswick Proms. I am going along to watch them, as are a few other members of staff. I am looking forward to seeing what Mr Arnott has prepared for them. Prior to their performances, Mr Arnott will be conducting his own choirs during the course of the evenings – this will be great for our boys to see.
Mr Murphy will also be coaching some of our boys while they play football at the Bedford Park Festival on Sunday. It is wonderful that our staff are giving the boys the opportunities to represent our school during the weekend. The Falcons Pre-Prep will be out and about in full force and our boys will do us proud.
We’re delighted to announce that this week, Chef Nay and her team were awarded 2nd place in the Best Primary School Lunch menu competition run by City Kid’s Magazine. A wonderful achievement in recognition of all their hard work for us every day. Around 30 schools entered the competition and following their visit to our school for lunch, the judges made the following comments: “One of our favourite things about Falcons Pre-Prep was the tasting table where boys could try sushi, citrus salad and smoothies. We were also delighted to see that the cooked vegetables had a crunch and that the staff and boys ate together.” Congratulations Chef Nay, Rita and Brizith.
I am sure that I will see many of you this weekend, as Chiswick will be abuzz with many family-orientated activities.
Andrew Forbes – Head