Headmaster’s Newsletter – 8 June 2018

Dear Parents,

Founders’ Hall was filled this week with the final year boys who were sitting the Common Entrance exams. The boys seem to have been happy with the papers. The results will be published next Friday. I am sure they will have done themselves proud.

As a result of the exams and several sections being away on various trips the weekly Assembly was a smaller gathering than normal. This didn’t seem to affect the Cadogan violins who played with much gusto.

Both Upper Senior School and half of Lower School visited the Tower of London. As you would expect the trips were quite separate and had different focuses although their paths crossed through the day. The visits were well organised and the pupils learnt a lot in their time at the Tower and also visited the Crown Jewels. The Lower School tutors were particularly impressed with the quality of the staff at the Tower and are looking forward to returning in a couple of weeks with the rest of the year group.

Lower Senior School made their annual visit to the Thames Explorer Trust in Chiswick. While there the boys learned about the ecology, historical development, and physical features of the River Thames. The boys caught flounders, eels, leaches, shrimps, snails, mayfly larvae and crabs. The trip was a joint venture between the Geography and Science departments. The boys enjoyed themselves enormously notwithstanding several of them succumbing to Hay fever towards the end of the day.

Yesterday Small School visited the Vauxhall City Farm. While there they were introduced to lots of animals, small and large and those brave enough helped with some feeding.

Thank you for your generosity for Mufti Day collection in aid of the St. Nicholas Fund at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital immediately before Half Term. I have received this email of thanks from the charity:

On behalf of us all at the St Nicholas Fund, a huge thank you for the magnificent donation of £1,675.00. Hill House School never ceases to amaze us with their generosity! Please extend our thanks to all concerned.

In the week coming we have music showcases on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday all at 6pm. On Wednesday the Drama Club will be presenting their take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This will start at 6.30pm. Please note the different starting time. As ever, all details for these and all sports fixtures can be found on the website.

Best wishes,

Richard Townend

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