Monday, 11 November 2013

Head Master's Weekly Notes - 8th November

Over the half term, I had a very successful trip to China - please do read my blog and the article on the website 'Made in China' - I look forward to working with our partner school in Yueyang over the coming years to provide valuable enrichment opportunities for our Sexeians.

The second half of this Michaelmas Term is well underway with rugby fixtures, badminton matches, hockey matches, the Movember Campaign, Children in Need (next Friday 15 Nov) and the Senior House Music Competition dominating this week.

It has been a privilege for me to be part of the 6th Form Interviews this week with our current Y11 students. To hear about their aspirations and their plans for the future shows a great deal of maturity and I hope they do well in their Trial Exams in a couple of weeks time. The Exams Officer and I will be giving an Exams Briefing to the Y11 students after assembly next Tuesday so that they understand the exam protocols and procedures - I wish them well in their endeavours.

Well done to our Y10/Y11 (KS4) girls’ Badminton team who on Tuesday became the South Somerset County Badminton Champions and are now through to the County Finals and to our Y10/11 (KS4) boys’ team who came 3rd in this national competition. On Wednesday the Y8/9 (KS3) girls’ team came 2nd while the Y7/8/9 boys’ (KS3) team came 3rd – a tremendous effort by all involved.

Mrs Stallion and I will be at the Independent Schools Show in London flying the flag for Sexey's and I will be back up on Sunday morning for the Remembrance Service at St Mary's, Bruton. Please do try and join us if you can on Sunday as we process down the High Street to the Pack Horse Bridge. It will be a sombre and moving occasion. The School laid down poppies this morning in the Millennium Garden in front of the Music School and will have its Service of Remembrance on Monday morning with Faelan Sydenham playing The Last Post.

Half term seems like such a long time ago!

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