As you will have seen from the separate parent mail that came out earlier this week, we have had several positive Covid-19 cases reported resulting in more students having to self-isolate. We really apologise for the disruption to learning however it is important that we continue to follow the rules and isolate when necessary, until things change later this summer. Thank you for continuing to support the collective effort to keep on top of the outbreak.
We have received an update from the government of how the start of next year may look, and I will communicate with a separate letter before we break up to give you our strategy for return. There may be further updates during the holiday, if the situation changes. If possible, I would be grateful if you could check your e-mails for any updates when they come. We will also use Twitter to notify of any further updates to help with communications.
Monday and Tuesday saw over 240 new sixth form students in school preparing for the start of the lower sixth in September. It was great to see them all, both former Sandringham students and those from other schools. I am sure they will really enjoy Sixth Form life at the school.
On Wednesday evening, apart from the football, our lovely Dance Faculty staged ‘Spark’, to provide an opportunity for dancers from all year groups to perform and enjoy their dance in the Sandpit Theatre. This was our first school main show for some time delivered with a small live audience and to some streaming online. The dance was performed to a very high standard and it was clear how much effort had gone in to prepare for the show. I would like to congratulate all of the dancers and Ms Meeking and Ms Davis for making the show a reality. There were some last-minute changes to line up as a result of isolation, but this was not evident to the audience and well done for being so flexible and adapting to the changes.
On Thursday after school, all of our new Year 7 students were able to tune in and listen to Mr Davis their Performance Director, and also their new form tutors. Lots more information is on the web site and we hope that this helps with the process of transition to Sandringham.
On Friday, a large number of Year 11 students began their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions. They were very excited and looking forward to spending time outdoors with each other. Thank you to Mrs Cuneen for co-ordinating and the other staff for supporting the event. Good luck everyone. We also have the Virtual Charity Run this afternoon, which we hope that all students can join in with either running or walking. All money raised goes towards our chosen charity, FareShare.
With the big football match this Sunday evening, we will start school an hour later on Monday morning. I hope you all enjoy the weekend.
Mr A Gray