Views from the Headmistress’ study – 20th November 2015

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Dear Parents,

This week our thoughts have been with the friends and family of staff and girls who are caught up in the Paris attacks, all of our prayers are with them.

Mr Keeley introduced a new House Competition, ‘University Challenge’, which has seen the Houses battle it out in the Library. The Parents’ Association buzzers were a particular hit and made it a lot easier to see who had the answer to the starter question. Well done to Iona for winning! The final scores were:

Iona – 184

Santiago – 157

Walsingham – 147

Canterbury – 142

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I had a lovely evening on Tuesday at the Informal Concert. It was lovely to see the new Year 7’s performing for the first time solo pieces and it is always a pleasure listening to some of the older girls. We had music from Mozart to Fitzgerald. Thank you to all of the performers and those who accompanied the girls.

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Charity is always close to everyone’s heart at More House and Catalina (Deputy Head Girl) came in sporting a new hair cut, having chopped off her locks for the Little Princess Trust. Well done Catalina!

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The RS Department have begun a whole school charity campaign for CAFOD. It involves buying items for a village; chickens, goats, reading packs, water purifying equipment, bee hives, bicycles etc. Each form is raising money to purchase items to add to ‘our village’. If you would like to donate a gift, please have a look at the website and send in your donation with your daughter

http://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk

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There will be a Mufti Day next Friday (27th November) in return for a bottle or gift for the Christmas Fair. The theme is ‘Sparkle and Shine’- I cannot wait!

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Finally, another reminder that you can now purchase your Guys and Dolls tickets from the school office.

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Have a wonderful weekend,

Amanda Leach

Thursday 26th November Year 10 Parents Evening
Friday 27th November Mufti Day ‘Sparkle and Shine’
Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd December Guys and Dolls School Production at St Columba’s Church.
Saturday 5th December 12pm-3pm More House Christmas Fair

 

Prayer of the Week:

Dear God,

We are saddened by the senseless acts of violence, against the people of Paris and others around the world. We lift up in our prayer the families who are grieving the loss of loved ones; deliver those still in harm’s way, protect first responders and guide the minds and decisions of the public officials in these difficult and challenging times. We pray trusting that You will hear our prayers.

Amen

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