Head’s Lines – 10.03.23

Prep School
13 Mar 23

Depending on your metric, Spring might officially have sprung. But, despite the host of golden daffodils on the lawns, there has not been much other evidence in sight this week. From plunging temperatures to ample snowfall, sporting postponements and cancellations to wet breaks and chilly forest-schoolers, it has been a week for all of us to exhibit our Super Hoot powers of Tenacity and Bravery, including our parents, bus drivers and staff on some rather intrepid journeys on Wednesday morning when we circumnavigated another snow day.

Despite the weather, Pre-Prep has shone this week, with a class assembly hosted by 1T on Tuesday followed by the Performing Arts Showcase for Year 2 on Wednesday, with snow boots much in evidence! With Nimi’s performance of the bassoon in Monday’s assembly, the Spring Concert next week and the Year 6 play, Let Loose, the week after, creativity and performance are much in evidence at the moment. We couldn’t be prouder of our children as they take these formative steps and I hope they might in turn inspire a few others to consider taking up an instrument, joining a choir or auditioning for a part.

Parents have also been attending parent consultations in recent weeks, with just the parents of children in Nursery to go. We hope the feedback has been informative and helpful and that the changes we have made, such as hosting appointments in the Pre-Prep Hall and Dining Hall and ensuring that appointments begin with a question, have been well received. The Parent Consultation Group, who helped to invoke some of these changes, will be meeting on Friday next week if you wish to add any other business.

With a packed Open Morning today, swimming galas, various trips and a CCF experience all on the horizon, the vibrancy of Spring may not yet be felt in the air but a sprightly dance is well and truly in our midst.

Have a lovely weekend.