Thank you everyone for attending our Pastoral Review meetings last week. I believe we had an almost 100% turn out for these meetings, and I hope you found them useful in setting things up for the remainder of the year. A massive thank you to all the staff involved in holding these meetings, and to Mr Nicholls and the team for organising everything so well.
It has been another busy week at Sandringham with some of our students returning from their French exchange visit. You may have seen some of the social media posts, and there are write ups from our perspective and from our French students under MFL NEWS further down in the newsletter. A great time was had by all.
On Thursday evening, we held our annual KS4 Awards Evening in the main school hall. This is to celebrate the GCSE and BTEC qualifications from 2023, and it was so nice to see Year 12 receiving their certificates and special awards. We were delighted to have Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Marion Brown as our special guest for the evening, and Deputy Chair of Governors, Mrs. Chohan to hand out the awards. Congratulations everyone on your achievements and thank you to Mrs Mouncey, Ms Pitsillis, Ms Clifford, Mrs Holian and everyone else involved including Mrs Beaton and James and Alex for the wonderful music.
We have our Christmas Fair tomorrow, from 11am – 3pm. It will be a bumper affair so please come along, even for an hour, to see what is happening, get into the mood for Christmas and to support the school. There will be loads of activities, stalls, and refreshments for you to enjoy. What is more, entrance is free!!!! I look forward to seeing you there.
Next week, it is the turn of Fawcett and Hepworth to raise money for our fantastic charities Herts for Refugees, Unicef and Youth Talk. There are various events arranged for students to get involved in and raise yet more funds. We have significantly changed our House programme this year and I would like to thank all the House Captains, Heads of House, and Mr Keenleyside who leads the House system for their efforts and to all students for participating. It is so lovely to see the amazing efforts.
The following week, we also have Christmas lunch for those of our 1,800 students who have chosen a meal and the Christmas concert on Wednesday 13th December. Plenty to look forward to.
Have a great weekend,
Mr A Gray