Views from the Headmistress’ study – 11th December 2015

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Dear Parents,

We can see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel/term but once again this week has been incredibly busy.

Last weekend we welcomed girls, parents, staff, friends, family and Father Christmas to raise money for MISSIO at the MHPA Christmas Fair. The girls’ stalls raised just under £1000 which was an incredible amount and we all had so much fun.

Mrs Hamley has collected in all the money for our CAFOD village appeal and we raised an amazing £560. Well done to 7G for raising  £119. The form groups have put in the following orders; Teach someone to read package, Chickens, Healthy Mum and Baby package, Water for a family X 2, Make a child smile, Health for chickens, a cow, 3 goats, 2 bees, drought resistant crops X 2, 1 donkey…

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Monday night we were treated to the GCSE Drama groups performing their devised exam pieces. The theme was ‘Refugees’ and it was full of emotion and thought provoking questions for the audience.

Miss Minto and her team took over 50 girls, on Tuesday evening, to the new trampoline park Oxygen in Acton. After lots of bouncing around they were treated to lots of pizza! This rewards trip was for girls who have given outstanding contribution to extra curricular activities and PE lessons. Congratulations to Daphne in Year 7 for the most attendance at sports clubs this term.

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Wednesday evening was the first More’s Household event this half term, run by Mrs Tunnicliffe. The girls and parents were asked to consider the idea of beyond reasonable doubt before and after watching the film ‘Twelve Angry Men’.

Mrs Hunt announced the winners of her History of Art competition in today’s assembly- well done to Sophie N, Maria T, Gisele, Dunia, Josephine and the overall winner, Elena G.

The theme was called Wedded Bliss and the girls were asked to write between 500-800 words on their thoughts and interpretations of three portraits.

Click here to read Elena’s winning entry.

All week the Houses have been battling it out in the annual Engineering Challenge. The challenge was to build the tallest free standing tower, out of raw spaghetti and marshmallows, whilst balancing a cup on the top! I did feel for the teams whose structures toppled just as Mr Robertson called ‘time’.  Well done to Walsingham and Santiago for becoming this year’s champion tower builders.

Yesterday was Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas lunch. There was such a wonderful selection of jumpers, raising money for Save the Children. I think Stella wins the prize for the most garish, as it lit up!

I look forward to seeing you all at our Carol Concert on Wednesday evening at St Mary’s Cadogan Street at 7.30pm.

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Best wishes for the Advent Season,

Amanda Leach

Saturday 12th December Choir Rehearsals – 12pm-2pm
Monday 14th December Sixth Form Parents Evening
Wednesday 16th December Christmas Concert – 7.30pm
Thursday 16th December Term Ends – Midday

 

 

 

 

Prayer of the Week

Lord, redeemer of all creation, kindle the flame of hope in our hearts. Help us to raise up those who feel abandoned, and to care for our mistreated earth. May we never let go of our hope in you. Amen.

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