Headlines - 07/03/2014
My thanks to all parents who attended the options evening last week and to all the parents who have been attending the tutor meetings this week. The evening had an excellent feel to it, due to the very positive and purposeful manner in which parents and students explored the potential subject choices. Choices that would not just lead to success but would also satisfy interests and the demands of future careers.
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
On Wednesday evening I went to see the Sixth Form examination performance of the musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. It was a super performance, some of the themes explored in the production were potentially very challenging in that they were both mature and adult. However the Sixth Form cast handled these with such skill and flair that they impressed the sizeable audience immensely.
My congratulations to the cast: Victoria Hart, Heidi Nightingale, Paige Perry-Daniels, Annie Thomas and Harry Wells. Thanks also to the Year 12 students who supported them: Bradley Barfoot, Sophie Eagle, Robert Gibbons, Leah Martin, and Hannah Whitehead.
My thanks also to the many parents, students and families who attended the performance.
I am always grateful to the staff and volunteers who support our pupils for their hard work guiding the students to achieve such super quality performances: Mrs Bird, Mrs Kearney, Mr Andrews, Ashley Gammage, Jack Jewell and Sarah Lowing.
Headlines - 28/02/2014
This week we say goodbye and good luck to Mrs Hall who leaves Charles Darwin School after 13 years here. Mrs Hall has been an exceptional member of staff who has contributed to the school in so many different ways, over the years. It is, I guess, most fitting that she leaves us to enjoy a life of leisure safe in the knowledge that our attendance figures are at record levels. On behalf of all families I would like to thank Mrs Hall for her outstanding contribution to the school and wish her well for the future.
I understand from those involved that this year’s Photography trip to Paris was again a great success. My thanks to Mr Matthews, ably supported by Mr Chubb and Mrs Doig, for this annual event which has again enriched the lives of our Sixth Formers and to the students themselves who were an absolute credit to the school.
Headlines - 14/02/2014
On Wednesday evening I went to the Fairfield Halls to see the last night of the BYMT Schools‟ Prom. We had been asked to open the event with an extract from our school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The performance was brilliant; in front of a packed audience of parents and staff from Bromley schools our cast and band (which included several members of staff) were fantastic and with no visible trace of nerves the performers kicked off the evening superbly. My thanks to the whole cast who were absolutely fantastic and also to those parents and staff who supported the event.
Unfortunately on Monday evening I missed the final of the Dance Competition; by the time the full Governing Body meeting had finished, the competition had ended. However, having spoken to many parents, students and staff as they were leaving, it was clear that the evening had been a resounding success. My thanks to everyone involved and particularly to the dancers and judges, I am sorry I was unable to be there.
Headlines - 07/02/2014
On Tuesday we hosted what has become known as the “Impact Day” where our Year 8 students attend workshops run by services such as the Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance etc. The day went really well and my thanks to Miss Endean, Miss Hurding and the Year 8 Form Tutors and also to the Humanities staff who were displaced for the day. The feedback from those who ran the workshops was most complimentary about our school and our students.
On Tuesday evening I had the pleasure of being in the audience for the Year 11 Performing Arts students‟ production of Legally Blonde. It was, as usual for the Performing Arts department, a high quality event. I was particularly impressed by the on-stage confidence and poise displayed by the students. Being an exam piece it was a production that was full of great moments, organised, I assume, such that individuals had the opportunity to demonstrate their considerable skills and talents. Judging by what I saw the students must have worked incredibly hard and I imagine the results from this group will be very impressive. My thanks to all involved.
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