I feel I should start today by reassuring you that my team succeeded in finding a team name for the PSA Quiz last Friday – not much thought required, as we took it straight from my blog to you last week: ‘answers on a postcard’. Although we were not wholly successful with all the questions set, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening which ran very smoothly with the brilliant quiz master from QuizQuizQuiz making sure it was fast-moving and fun. I would very much encourage you to come along next year. My thanks to the PSA for their perfect organisation of the event and also as usual to the Catering team – the amazing curry with the many and varied side dishes was delicious; they even provided containers for take away portions to enjoy the next day.
This week has been an exceptionally busy week, even by Prior’s Field standards.
The House Art on Wednesday was outstanding. It was a joy to see contributions from Art scholars and from girls less established in the subject. There is huge talent in school and I know the judges found their decision hard. Thank you to all those who helped with the judging – we appreciate the time and commitment that you gave – and also of course to the Art department for staging such a wonderful exhibition.
On Thursday, the Fifth Form girls who took IGCSE Maths earlier this term received their results. I am very proud of all the girls, some of whom will bank their fantastic result and some of whom aspire to a higher grade in the summer.
Rock and pop last night was fabulous. It is always such a pleasure to see girls whose performance skills have developed over the year, as well as those who have hidden their musical talent under a bushel and suddenly decide to share it. They were all inspirational.
This weekend, our U16 netball team will be competing in the schools county final tournament day at Croydon High. I know the girls would be thrilled to make it through to the regional tournament. I wish them the best of luck.
Next week looks no less busy. On Tuesday, we will be welcoming several prospective Prior’s Field families to our Meet the Head event and, later in the day, I look forward to seeing many of you at the Upper Sixth parents’ evening. The Rotary Schools Concert at G Live on Wednesday promises to be a treat, as always, and the music continues on Friday, with the House Choir competition – a fiercely fought battle. The girls are very excited about their Form group photos which will be taken on Friday. Friday is also International Dress Day so the girls will have plenty of options in terms of potential outfits for their photos. My week will end at Farnham Heath End School, who have invited me to their production of ‘Grease’. Their Head of Music and Head of Drama attended our own production in the autumn and were inspired by what they saw.
Yesterday, we hosted a representative of the Tatler Schools Guide. She was treated to a full tour of the school, conversations with pupils and staff as well as some of Chef’s creations. Before she left, she gave us wonderful feedback, having been struck by our uniqueness and friendly feel. Most of all, she was impressed with the girls she had met, their openness, their support for each other and their self-confidence. Today is International Women’s Day and it seems entirely appropriate to celebrate how, as this week clearly demonstrates, Prior’s Field encourages talent and helps girls to achieve great things – it is something of which I am very proud.
With best wishes