The focus of the week for most of the younger girls has been their internal exams. The girls should be proud of how they have conducted themselves this week, both in terms of their attitude to the exams and their determination to do their very best. I am aware that this can be a challenging time for some. We are keen to and do encourage the girls to focus on their own abilities and achievements and not compare themselves to others, and we help them to understand the relative importance of their exams depending where they are in the school. The Fourth Form will be revising for their exams after half term; remember, girls, to work hard and also to ensure you reserve time for a little relaxation.
On Monday, I attended one of our regular Heritage Group meetings. There are exciting things happening with the archives – news to follow soon – and we are planning to be involved once again with the local Historic England Heritage Open Day in the autumn. We would be delighted to hear from any pupil or parent who would like to help with this.
I very much enjoyed my first weekly meeting this week with the new Senior Prefect Team. They are brimming with ideas for the Sixth Form House and initiatives for the school. We were all equally excited about next year by the time the girls went off to their lessons.
Yesterday, we welcomed Stuart Maginnis, Principal at Farnham Heath End School, to Prior’s Field. It was his first visit and he was particularly impressed by the very visual way in which we celebrate girls’ achievements.
Our Sixth Form Information Evening for Fourth Form last evening was a great success. Please do contact us if you would like further information at this stage. We would also welcome any feedback. There are several events organised for the Fifth Form (as they will then be) in the autumn.
Congratulations to all the girls who recently passed their LAMDA examination, more than half with Distinction. A number of girls were awarded more than 90 marks: Erin G, Lilly C, Madeline H, Natalie B, Amber W and Charlotte J – a fantastic achievement, well done.
I also want to express how proud I am of all the girls doing the Sports Leader award. This is a new award for Prior’s Field and the girls have embraced it with vigour, supporting primary age children both in their own school and at Prior’s Field with enthusiasm and commitment.
When we return to school after the break, we will be looking forward to our Creative Arts Open Exhibitions on 7 and 14 June. Please do come along to see the fantastic work the girls have produced.
I hope everyone has a chance to unwind and perhaps enjoy some sunshine over half term.
With best wishes