Musings from the Head’s Study – 14th March 2014


Dear Parents,

It has been another great, highly productive week in school. You will have already seen the photos from last Friday’s Inspirational Women’s charity mufti day. That was great fun and raised a good sum for our charity. Next week is going to be all about charity as well as it is Sports Relief Week which culminates in the School taking part in the Sports Fancy Dress Mile Run in Hyde Park at 3.30pm. Your daughter will have received her sponsor form and I do hope that you will be able to support this very good cause. More details will follow from Mr Garwood I am sure.

This week we had 3 different trips go out, a sports fixture, more choir rehearsals than you can shake a stick at, a Drama rehearsal, a More’s Household ‘food for thought’ lunch, a Parents’ Evening (my last ever!) and the A2 Drama Exams. This last was a wonderful occasion as usual. The Devised Pieces, which the girls write themselves, were as dark as ever ~ powerful, effective and very moving but just not much fun ~ whilst the Scripted Pieces were all funny and delivered in such a way as to make the language live. One of the many things I am going to miss when I retire at the end of this term is having my own private theatre company who regularly put on new, thought-provoking material for me and don’t even charge me to watch! I also thoroughly enjoyed hosting a More’s Household ‘food for thought lunch’ where I took as my theme ‘Food’ and posed the question: ‘ Food is a significant factor in the development and sustaining of civilisation’. It was such a pleasure to spend a lunchtime playing with ideas with a group of sparky, intelligent scholars.

And finally: a few reminders: I shall be away from School for part of next week conducting an ISI Inspection; tickets are on sale from the School Office for: The Spring Concert; the Celebration of Talents; Madness took me. Book now to avoid disappointment!

With best wishes for a sunny weekend 

Robert Carlysle

The weeks ahead

Monday 17th March Sports Relief Week starts

3.30 ~ 4.40pm: Senior Chamber Choir rehearsals

6.30pm: MHSPA Committee meeting

Tuesday 18th March 4 ~ 5.30pm: Drama rehearsals
Wednesday 19th March Mr Carlysle out on ISI duty

3.30 ~ 4.45pm: Junior and Senior Choir rehearsals

Thursday 20th March Mr Carlysle out on ISI duty

All day: Year 11 GCSE PE moderation

4.30 ~ 6.30pm Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Friday 21st March Mr Carlysle out on ISI duty

3.30pm Sports Relief Fancy Dress Mile Run (Hyde Park)

Saturday 22nd March To be confirmed: Junior and Senior Choir rehearsals.
Monday 24th March All day: Various Choir rehearsals

2pm: GCSE Drama practicals

Tuesday 25th March All day: Various Choir rehearsals

7.30pm: The Spring Choral Concert, Holy Trinity Church followed by the Governors’ Reception in School.

Wednesday 26th March 3.30 ~ 6pm: Drama rehearsals
Thursday 27th March 4pm: U14 & U15 Netball v GCH

7.30pm: A Celebration of Talents from More’s Household

Friday 28th March  
Sunday 30th March   10am ~ 3pm: Drama Rehearsal



The Prayer in the Chapel this week:


O Lord, help me.

Strengthen my faith and trust in You.

In You I have sealed all the treasures I have.

In You is the fullness of righteousness.

Martin Luther

(1483 – 1546)


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