Spring seems to have sprung surprisingly soon, with unseasonably scorching sunshine setting this half term off with a smile! It is at this time of year that I am reminded how fortunate we are to have such a green and pleasant landscape. The daffodils and emerging blossom have made me smile each morning as I arrive at school.
It was great to have so many parents attend the year 11 parents’ evening on Monday. The positive but precise feedback that staff were able to give has hopefully given our fantastic year 11s a real confidence boost as they drive towards the finish line. Following up on this, Mr Birch arranged a day of revision tips and advice, which I know the students really valued. I’d like to thank all of the staff who delivered sessions on the day. Further congratulations are due to the year 11 basketball team, who won their last league game this week to clinch victory in the league as well as the cup.
Our fabulous library team hosted the annual Hampshire Library Service Book Quiz on Tuesday evening. The teams competed with such enthusiasm and the Frogmore team came a respectable fourth place (out of five – but there was stiff competition!) Thank you to Miss Livingstone and Mrs Stevenson for organising this event. Next week, our dancers head off to compete in the Gremlin dance challenge at Princes’ Hall, Aldershot. We wish them every success and look forward to hearing about how they do.
Finally, I just wanted to inform you all that I will not be in school at some point over the next few weeks as my wife and I are expecting our second child imminently. Whilst I am on paternity leave, the school will be in the capable hands of Mrs Downes.
Thank you all, as ever, for your tremendous support.
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On Thursday year 11 were off timetable for the afternoon in order to attend six revision workshops. Students received guidance on planning revision, revision techniques and stress management. We hope the sessions will be a real boost to students and empower them to take control of their revision. Should students require any additional support they are encouraged to see their teachers or Director of Progress. Initial feedback has been excellent, many students are feeling inspired to ramp up their revision and to try new techniques. I would like to thank Ms Bruce, Mr Davies, Mr Ash, Dr Comfort, Mrs Bate, Mr Barfoot and Mrs Izzett for their excellent sessions.
The safety of our pupils is fundamentally important to us, please can we remind parents driving their child to school to adhere to the following:
• Park their car in the bottom car park rather than just queuing there.
• Not park on any double yellow lines when collecting or dropping off.
• Not block the fire safety road with their vehicle or park on the pavement.
• Refrain from parking in the staff car park, especially in the disabled bays.
• Be considerate of our neighbours by not blocking or parking in their driveways.
Could we also ask that parents speak to their child/ren about their behaviour when walking to school. It is not acceptable to push and shove each other near a busy road, nor is it safe to try and cross the road. Please use the footbridge.
Thank you for your co-operation in helping us to keep your children safe.
We have a lot of lost property at the moment, especially winter coats and PE kits. If your child has any missing items of clothing please come into reception or ask your child to go to reception to check. Any unnamed clothing will be given to the Rag Bag at the end of term. Summer polo shirts can be worn from the 23rd April, these can be purchased via Parentmail.