Headmaster’s Newsletter – 1 December 2017

Dear Parents,

As we head into the final two weeks of term the feeling of Christmas is filling all of our buildings. Rehearsals for Christmas plays are well under way in Founders’ Hall; choirs in Cadogan Gardens and Hans Place are preparing for the end of term carol service; strains of various carols come from music rooms throughout the buildings. The dining room in Small School is a winter wonderland of snowmen, reindeer and snowflakes. The Christmas tree in Cadogan is splendid. Thank you to Mrs Novelli, Miss Fisher and the Delta Yorks who decorated it. Members of the Main School Art Club and some of Miss Nwume’s DT classes have refreshed the Nativity Scene at St. Columba’s. It will be on display in the entrance hall of the Scottish Church from Wednesday. Thank you again to Mrs Jones for coordinating this.

Today has been ‘Wear a Mo Day’ where we have been collecting for the Movember Foundation in support of men’s health charities. As you can see the boys and girls in Main School certainly embraced the spirit of the occasion. I am delighted to let you know we have raised more than £1,100 combining the donations made online and those from today.

Below you will find a letter of gratitude from The Upper Room following on from your donations to their Harvest appeal. Thank you for your generosity.

The school uniform is unique and distinctive. It is therefore important that it is worn correctly and children should look smart at all times, particularly when they are walking in the streets to and from school. The breeches are a case in point. These should be worn to just below the knee with the socks turned over, if possible, on top of the elasticated cuff. The rust coloured band on the sock should be visible. They should never be above the knee. There are two pictures here displaying how they should look. Thank you for your consideration of this important point; the wearing of cravats has greatly improved since the beginning of term.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend

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Letter from The Upper Room