Headmaster's Welcome 6th July 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the last newsletter of the year. It was a real joy to have so many of you on campus a week last Saturday at our Speech Day.
The Year 13 pupils got a good send off and the prize-winning ceremony ran to schedule. We are reviewing the format for next year with the aim of giving parents and pupils a better experience prior to the prize giving ceremony.
I attended a fantastic Year 10 music evening on Tuesday last week in the Music School. The standard of the various performances was excellent.
I was delighted to announce that our Heads of School next year are Charlotte Ensor and Sophie Lumsden and they will be ably supported by Deputy Head of School Ibukunoluwa Olagunju.
The Junior Production took place last Friday and Saturday in the Assembly Hall. This year’s performance was slightly different to previous years as we were treated to a “Night of the Musicals,” showcasing numbers from Cats, Matilda and Annie. The production provided the cast with the opportunity to explore many musical theatre styles which even included a Harry Potter number.
On Saturday, we had our “Getting to know Bethany Day" when pupils who are joining Years 7, 8 and 9 next year had a series of activities while their parents were informed about how Bethany operates.
This week was also Enrichment Week, and every year group had a variety of activities. Staff worked very hard in preparing these activities and the feedback from the pupils was very positive. It was an energetic and enjoyable way to spend the last few days of term.
As this is Wimbledon tennis season, I thought that I should finish with this. A middle management executive was encouraged, by the doctor, to do some sport, so they decided to play tennis. After a couple of weeks their colleague asked them how they were doing. “It’s going fine,” the manager said. “When I’m on the court and I see the ball speeding towards me, my brain immediately says, ‘To the corner! Back hand! To the net! Smash! Go back!'” “Really? What happens then?” the colleague asked. “Then my body says, ‘Who? Me? You must be kidding!”. I can certainly identify with that!
Have a great summer and if you are going overseas, I hope you get there in a timely and stress free way!