January seems to have been a long month, but February is now here in a flurry of snow. Whilst I am not sure it will be here for long, the girls excitedly grasped the opportunity to build snowmen on the field before school began this morning.
Our first ever Prior’s Field ski team saw much more snow in Flaine. They returned triumphant with several medals between them. Congratulations to Molly, Eve and Sasha.
It seems strange in this weather that we will be talking to parents next week about the trip to Tanzania in July. Excitement is building about this adventure and I am delighted that I will be accompanying the girls again this time. It will be wonderful to see the impact of our ongoing support on Tinga Tinga.
This brings me neatly on to another charity venture, this one very much driven by some highly motivated girls in the Lower Sixth. Alice S, Emma K and Lucy N amongst others deserve huge credit for the energy with which they are leading the school in our support of Delight – the charity which channels pre-loved books to children who have limited access to books at home. I am very proud of them.
Rehearsals for House Drama have been occupying the girls’ spare moments this week. I am looking forward to watching the performances on Monday. From what I hear, they should be very entertaining. On Wednesday evening, there is another treat: the House Music Final. Do come along if you can – it promises to be a fun evening. To complete a trio of House events next week, the House Choirs will be vying for points on Thursday lunchtime. I am sure they will be much foot tapping and coordinated dance moves!
This week we welcomed Third Form parents and girls to talk about their progress as well GCSE options. This week, on Thursday, it is the Fifth Form’s turn. This is obviously an important Parents’ Evening, as the public exams approach. I hope that the post-mock interviews the girls had with key staff this week will have highlighted areas for focus; the conversations on Thursday will provide subject context. I know that A level options forms have now been handed in. I hope all the girls are excited about the opportunities lying in store for them beyond the summer.
We are looking forward to hosting our visitors in school tomorrow at Open Day – our intrepid Fourth Form Bronze Duke of Edinburgh girls on a practice walk will appreciate the favourable, if slightly chilly, forecast.
With best wishes