Headmaster’s Newsletter – 4 March 2016

Dear Parents,

As another busy week draws to a close there is much to look back on and celebrate and many things to look forward to in the coming two weeks before the Easter holiday.

Wednesday’s Assembly was a wonderful example of what life at Hill House is all about. It was very good to see so many parents present and enjoying the whole event. The Lower School presentation of The Robin Hood Story was nothing short of outstanding. Congratulations to all of those involved. We were then treated to two very fine flute solos and an ensemble. Swimming has always been an integral part of Hill House as it is a vital life skill, so it was wonderful to be able to present more than 80 swimming awards. We are lucky to have such a strong brass ensemble, which meant that the end of Assembly was just as normal, even without the organ.

World Book Day on Thursday saw many of our favourite characters from children’s literature walking around school. It is always interesting to see which characters are chosen and to hear from the children about who they are.

This week the second Senior School Glion Course returned after a very successful time on the slopes. The ski instructor noted how Hill House children are a pleasure to teach as they always make an effort even if they are finding it difficult or are not necessarily the most naturally gifted. The final course this term left on Thursday. We hope they have good weather.

Next week there are Parents’ Evenings for Lower Transitus A and the Lower Sixth, several sports fixtures throughout the school and a Violin Showcase on Thursday. Some Upper Sixth boys will be going to Lancing College for a French Speech Competition on Thursday. We wish them well.

In preparation for the change into summer uniform next term Billings & Edmonds will be coming to Founders’ Hall on Saturday 12 March to sell a full range of Summer Uniform. Please see the flyer below. There will also be the monthly secondhand sale in Cadogan Gardens on Tuesday.

I wish you a good weekend and Happy Mothers’ Day on Sunday.

Richard Townend