Headmaster’s eNewsletter – 08 August 2019


Dear Parents

We all have ability … The difference is how we use it – Charlotte Whitton

We are at an exciting time of the year, as the jigsaw puzzle pieces w.r.t. planning for next year come into sharp focus. With each new day seeing me interviewing new and prospective pupils for 2020, I am excited about the trends for 2020. There is a distinct upward trend in numbers of enrolments for 2020, with two Grades “full”.

A number of our music pupils participated in Music Eisteddfod examinations earlier this week. Although specific and individual results will be acknowledged at this coming Monday’s assembly, I am aware that numerous Gold and Silver awards were received for piano, saxophone, flute and clarinet performances. Music is certainly alive and well in the Midlands!

The holistic nature of our education is always on display and the Treverton Inter-Schools Athletics competition held this morning, is another way in which our budding athletes can test their talent against fellow athletes.

It has been heartening to see our sports coaches exposed to expert coaching themselves: Clive Barker (ex coach of Bafana Bafana) held a clinic recently for some of our soccer coaches, while Tanith and Grant von Meyer (ex national hockey players…and parents of children at Clifton Notties), provided a coaching clinic for our hockey coaches recently. I am grateful for this support.

To confirm, the library times are: 07h30 – 16h30 (Monday – Thursday) and 07h30 – 13h30 (Friday).

The following article by Karen Young is an interesting and informative one. Entitled: “Correction through Connection. As it turns out, there is no other way,” Karen explores and offers advice on the “strategies” we as parents (and teachers) can employ in guiding and parenting our children. The link is https://www.heysigmund.com/correction-through-connection-as-it-turns-out-there-is-no-other-way/ Have a good weekend!

Kind regards.