Friday, 17 April 2015

Head Master's Weekly Notes - 17th April

Welcome back to the start of the Trinity Term – a term traditionally when courses culminate in the taking of public exams, cricket, rounders and athletics form the major sports and the sun begins to shine – and thankfully it is. It’s good to be back at school and to see the students in their summer dress and to get back into the swing of things after the Easter holidays.  And over the holidays, the Science department had a successful trip to Geneva, Switzerland where they visited the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, and were treated to a tour of the facility and an opportunity to immerse themselves in  Swiss culture. The mind-boggling fact was that the protons generated by the LHC travel around the circular 27km track (which is on the France-Swiss boarder) at 11000 times per second…now if that was the case at Sports Day (Friday 22 May) we will be breaking all sorts of records!

Bullying of all types is not tolerated at Sexey’s and on Tuesday we welcomed musician Rich Cottell, who has toured with likes of The Wanted, to perform in assembly and speak to the students about bullying, in particular cyber bullying. He is an ambassador for the Anti-Bullying charity, Bullying UK and his message struck a chord with us – don’t be mean behind the screen. Something for all us to bear in mind.

We welcomed two new members of staff to the Sexey’s community; Mr Luke Brailey who takes up the position of Head of Boys’ Sport and joined us from Avon Valley College where he taught PE and ran the Duke of Edinburgh award and  Mr Nigel Blake, our new Facilities Manager, who was the Estates Manager at both Sherborne Boys and Sherborne Girls. We look forward to working with them as they help move the school forward.  So with enrichment activities taking place, cricket practices (we play Warminster School this weekend), Inter House Swimming, County rugby at Bath (well done Sam Wilson), rehearsals for next week’s Cabaret (next Thursday – do come along and support),  Parent Staff Association meeting (do join the PSA – they do so much for the school), Maths interviews, sports graduate interviews, revision sessions, it’s like we have never had a holiday. Have we really only been back a week? Time flies…

Enjoy the sunshine!

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