Head's News 23/06/2017

Head's Newsletter Whole School

Year 8

Many congratulations to our Year 8 pupils who have now received confirmation that they have successfully passed their exams.

They have had a terrific week and have enjoyed being out and about once again. I had the pleasure of taking them brass rubbing in the crypt of St Martin-in-the-Field and they have been to the Shard, Cabinet art gallery in Vauxhall and to the theatre to see a promenade production of ‘Macbeth’.


At PP Yr 8 shared some of their memories from their time at Abercorn. It was fascinating to appreciate their take on the experience they have had at school. It was interesting to note how the importance they place on the proper organisation of school life and the school values that we espouse.

Their message to younger pupils was:

1) to work hard in class
2) to engage with other opportunities completely
3) to be nice to each other

If I had to pick just three school tenets I could do no better!

At TOGS, Year 1 held their dress rehearsal for next week’s production which we are all looking forward to very much.

5* Catering 

Congratulations to the Holroyd Howe catering team who received this week a 5 star rating from the Environmental Health and Food Agency at Portland Place. This means that all three school sites have a 5 star rating.

Yrs 5 – 8 Art Show

It was a pleasure to attend the Art Show in the library at Portland Place on Tuesday evening. There was an exciting range of media and styles and the energy of the department was very evident. When seen together, as with the owls for instance, it was wonderful to see the unique character of each individual work.

School Concert

The school concert on Thursday was a fine mix of the wide range of musical fare on offer at Abercorn. Choirs were in great voice and we heard songs in various languages. I am sure that many, like me, were enthralled to hear Mr Hopwood singing in accompaniment to the recorders in a delightful ballad. Anyone feeling sleepy in the warmth of the Rudolph Steiner theatre was then woken up by rockers Paradoxx who showed great presence on stage. The final piece, Abba’s ‘Thank you for the Music’ was a fitting farewell piece for Miss Rosina and Mr Debrulais who move on to pastures new after many highly committed years in the music department.

With good wishes for this cooler and hopefully relaxing weekend before the excitements of Expeditions Week…

Benedict Dunhill

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