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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 30 September 2022

    Published 30/09/22

    There is no doubt that we are now steaming full speed ahead in one of the busiest parts of the term. Fixtures are coming thick and fast allowing many of the boys a chance to represent the school.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 23 September 2022

    Published 23/09/22

    We were very fortunate on Friday to host the author Cressida Cowell. Cressida spoke to the boys about how her experiences spending entire summers on a remote Scottish island helped fire her imagination to write her 'How to Train a Dragon' series. The house she stayed in had no electricity and together with her siblings, they amused themselves in boats, climbing rocks and exploring caves. Given that the Vikings had visited these islands in the past, it was not surprising how ideas formed in her head to fuel her future stories.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 16 September 2022

    Published 16/09/22

    With two weeks now in the rear-view mirror, the memory of our summer holidays is beginning to wane. Now that the baseline assessments have been completed, we are now very much focused on teaching and learning. This week’s newsletter is somewhat a ‘bumper edition’ as last Friday’s newsletter was changed to reflect the tragic news from Balmoral.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 7 July 2022

    Published 07/07/22

    Two events during the last week left a major impression. On Thursday afternoon the Halse Pavilion was full of parents and Year 6 boys to mark the culmination of the boys' Young Enterprise Project. For the last two weeks the boys spent a number of their lessons forming groups, deciding on a company name and then what product they wished to bring to market. The boys produced questionnaires as part of their research before deciding on the food item they wished to manufacture, market and sell.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 1 July 2022

    Published 01/07/22

    Alongside all the busyness of the end of term, the task of reading through reports and making comments about the boys is one that awaits me this weekend. It is always a major investment in time for teachers to summarise each boy’s year and to look towards future improvements.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 24 June 2022

    Published 24/06/22

    The demands on a Headteacher know no bounds, particularly at this most busy time of the term. On Friday I was summoned to conduct the most challenging task of the year to date: the semi-final adjudication of the Great Junior School Bake Off. This saw four of the finest young bakers in Warwickshire vying to secure a place in the final.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 17 June 2022

    Published 17/06/22

    On Monday morning I showed the school some of the pictures from last week's residential to Barnswood. I talked about some of the activities the boys did whilst away.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 10 June 2022

    Published 10/06/22

    After a busy week of Jubilee celebrations, it was good to be back to start the busiest half term of the year. No doubt as this newsletter is sent out, we will be returning from the Year 5 bushcraft camp. The events and fixtures come thick and fast, as demonstrated in the plan for next week.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 27 May 2022

    Published 27/05/22

    As can be seen above, this has been a special week for boys receiving their Junior School Diploma. Two boys, Xander and Samuel were given their platinum diplomas - a remarkable achievement and reward for their full commitment to school life. Boys achieving their gold and platinum awards will be re-presented with their awards at Speech Day.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 20 May 2022

    Published 20/05/22

    Following a long tradition of not watching any rehearsals, I sat down yesterday evening in the Bridge House Theatre to watch Year 6's production of Matilda. Whilst I knew it was going to be good based upon the year group's amazing Year 4 production, I hadn't quite prepared myself for the quality of acting, music and the boys' singing.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 13 May 2022

    Published 13/05/22

    Two very special and fun competitions took place last week on Friday after school. Both were similar in that the format allowed younger and older pupils to compete on equal terms.

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  • Message from Mr Hymer: 6 May 2022

    Published 06/05/22

    I hope all the boys and families enjoyed the extended bank holiday weekend. As with all weeks this term, there are always some major events to look forward to. This week was no different with the U11s taking part in the Independent School Football Association finals and 160 boys heading off to the World Events Arena.

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