Headmaster's Blog | Friday 4 December 2020

04 December 2020

 

Having officially launched Christmas on the ‘A’ of Advent the spirits of the boys are being lifted, despite general tiredness. I would particularly like to bring to your attention the lovely ‘kindness’ initiative organised by Ma’am Corrigan. This project involves boys choosing to complete particular acts of kindness at home or school and there is a piece in this newsletter all about it. This sentiment was echoed in Chapel as I spoke to the boys about the importance of reflection during Advent – are we living up to the high standards the Bible expects? During the address, boys had the opportunity to describe how others had acted kindly towards them during that week. All three examples involved helpfulness following an injury, which wasn’t quite what I was looking for, but it still made the point!

Technology will play an important part in ensuring you feel connected to Caldicott festivities. In this newsletter and in emails that will follow, you will have the chance to note down when you can watch live streamed events or watch events after they have been recorded. This will allow grandparents and those loved ones far away to enjoy what the boys have to offer and I hope you enjoy it all. Our production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ was a case in point and I offer congratulations to the cast for their achievements. In addition, all credit to Ma’am Duncan, Mr. Evans, Mr. Brown and Ma’am Beattie-Zarb for their tireless work to pull it all together.

With mock exams for potential academic scholars, music exams, LAMDA exams and a music concert, our school is roaring to the finish line. Excitingly, with news of further softening of restrictions, our offer in sport for next term is looking promising. We have a full fixture card scheduled and we just need the green light to let them happen.

I see from social media that we are all supposed to be saying goodbye to 2020 with venom and should warmly look forward to 2021. I can honestly say that the boys have seen us bash on and succeed in so many ways, so we really are looking forward to the opportunities that 2021 will bring – not least all year around swimming with our new swimming pool roof!

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