Headmaster’s Newsletter – 21 October 2016

Dear Parents,

As we reach Half Term there is much to look back on and celebrate. Just this week we have had two excellent drama showcases performed with great gusto by the boys and girls of the Kappas and Deltas. Our runners won the Under-11 age group for both boys and girls in the borough’s Mini Marathon Trials with nine pupils going forward to the London Youth Games.

We also had three very successful Geography trips to Glion in the 50th anniversary year of the opening of the chalet in Glion. Congratulations to all involved.

Today has been “Mufti Day”. There has been a very enthusiastic response to the cake sales in both Hans Place and Cadogan Gardens. Thank you to all the parents who have helped produce all manner of cakes. I will be able to let you know how much has been raised for the Italian Red Cross after Half Term.

Regretfully this term there have been too many instances of pupils taking time off school without parents asking for permission beforehand. I politely remind you that if a pupil is not going to be at school for any reason, other than illness, prior permission must be requested. Requests for medical appointments and visits to secondary schools can be granted by your Senior Tutor. Any other requests need to be submitted to the Deputy Head (Pastoral), Mr. Carlson via email. ccarlson@hillhouseschool.co.uk

It was very pleasing to have a letter from a member of the pubic read out at Assembly this week thanking a Hill House pupil for handing in a lost Freedom Pass at Sloane Square station. This is exactly the type of thoughtfulness and good citizenship we hope that all Hill House pupils regard as second nature.

When we return after Half Term the clocks will have gone back and all pupils will need to be dressed in their winter uniform.

I wish you all a restful Half Term. Please make sure that your children do have a genuine break. It is a long term and they need to have time off so that they are rested and ready to learn on their return to school.

Thank you.

Richard Townend

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