Welcome to this week's newsletter!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to this weeks’ Newsletter.

What a wonderful International Day we have had today. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of you around the school site at the various performances and presentations and there is no doubt that everyone has had a fantastic time.

Secondary

During the course of the morning, I really enjoyed visiting all corners of the globe in our secondary rooms. Starting off in Asia with Japan and China, I then moved swiftly through South Africa, travelling over to South America to vist Colombia, moving North to Mexico and the USA before returning to Europe to enjoy the delights of Italy and Sweden (meatballs!!), crowned off by a finale in the United Kingdom. Quite a journey, I am sure you would agree. Thank you to all the secondary and sixth form students and teachers for their creativity and energy.

Primary

Our primary classes delivered some great performances, celebrating the differences and similarities we share together in our international community through a variety of tremendous singing and dancing from local Hungarian tunes through to British classics such as a 40’s WW2 extrvaganza, Queen and The Beatles with a touch of beautiful, Italian and French singing, Polish, New Zealand and Japanese dancing and an exciting performance linked to the Greek Alphabet.

All the children were superb, really rising to the occasion and creating a brilliant show for all the very proud parents who were able to attend.

Food Court

After all the action packed events of the morning, I was certainly ready to visit the fabulous Food Court in the gym with representation from a huge range of different countries. A huge big thank you to Lotti Biro in Marketing and Admissions, who has put many hours of time and effort in to organising this part of the event and all the parents who took the time to take part in this special event and provide such an extraordinary array of tasty treats. I don’t think I will need to eat for the next two weeks!

Flag parade

We finished it all off with our traditional flag parade of nations around the corridors. Well done to all the flag bearers who represented the nations with great pride, many dressed in their national costumes. Thank you also to Mr Sprawson for his organisation of the flag parade, a role that comes with its own unique pressure to ensure that no country is missed. DJ MC Garry also managed to just about keep up with the event.

International Day was a delightful end to the first half of this term. I would like to give special thanks to all my staff. They really went above and beyond to ensure the day went smoothly at the end of a very long half term. I wish them all a restful break.

Today we break up for the half term holiday and return on Monday, November 4th.

Secondary students please note that the winter uniform is expected from this time onwards, including tie and blazer for year’s 7-11.

Have a good holiday and travel safely if you are going away.

Kind regards

Neil McGarry

Principal