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HEADS-UP!
Issue 7
24 march 2016

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Mark Mortimer

It was lovely to see so many parents, governors and former pupils at the two recent performances of Cabaret. I think it was a magnificent event and all of the pupils and staff involved deserve tremendous praise. As I said on both evenings, it was especially lovely to see so many boys and girls from all the year groups involved and to see them so evidently enjoying themselves. This, plus the sense of community, the willingness to perform and the commitment to excellence summed up what the School is all about.
 
Below you will find links to some other recent events at the School, in both prep and senior parts, but other recent highlights have included a vibrant and enlightening International Festival hosted by the School’s International Students’ Society, the Prep School residential visit to Hooke Court and another careers mentoring evening for sixth form pupils. This latter event involved many parents and some former pupils and I am extremely grateful to all of you who offered your time and expertise. The mentoring programme has been running for a year now and is going from strength to strength. However, we are always keen for more parents to get involved; if you would be willing to consider volunteering, please contact Terri Wilcox.
 
Earlier this week there was a tremendous inter-house cross-country competition in the Prep School, and it was great to see all the children, from Nursery upwards, participating. Most managed to run in the right direction! On Sunday, three pupils in the Upper Sixth organised a 12 hour hockathon to raise money for charity. Again, there was a lovely atmosphere and sense of community and it was good to see pupils on the pitch ranging from Year 5 to the Upper Sixth. Congratulations to all those who took part.
 
Senior School sports fixtures ended last Saturday with another great day of competition. The 1st XI hockey team played two games, winning both, to end the season having played 12, won 10 and drawn 1, while both the U15As and U14As lost only once as well. Most encouraging. Netball at the School has also seen a marked improvement in the past year and this term there have been particularly successful seasons for the 1st VII, the U15As and the U12As. As I said in yesterday’s final assembly, the excellence of these performances is testament to the quality of the coaching and the attitude of many of the pupils. More to come.
 
A reminder that next term begins on Tuesday 19 April (boarders should return on the 18th) and ends on Friday 8 July. Half-term runs from 1 p.m. on Saturday 28 May (once Senior School Speech Day has finished) until Monday 6 June. Speech Day is compulsory for all pupils, as is the Open Morning on 7 May in the Senior School. Prep School Open Morning is 14 May (compulsory for Years 5 & 6).
 
May I end by wishing all of you a very happy Easter.


Mark Mortimer
@markd_mortimer

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22 MARCH 2016
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A fantastic performance with a typically humorous Roald Dahl twist. Read more
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A relaxing time for our Little Fledglings and mummies. Read more
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Mrs Butterworth looks back at a busy term of Prep sport. Read more
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Excellent wins for the 1st and 2nd netballers. Read more

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24
MARCH

END OF TERM

24 MARCH 2016
Term ends at 4.00pm following the Easter Service. 
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APRIL

FROM THE ATLANTIC TO ANTARTICA

9 APRIL 2016
Lecture by the Headmaster for the Horningsham Playground Appeal. Read more
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APRIL

SUMMER TERM

19 APRIL 2016
Summer Term begins. (Boarders return Monday 18 April).
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APRIL

EXEAT WEEKEND

30 aPRIL - 2 mAY 2016
Bank Holiday weekend Exeat.
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MAY

SENIOR OPEN DAY

7 MAY 2016
Senior School Open Day.
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MAY

PREP OPEN DAY

14 MAY 2016
Prep School Open Day.
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MAY

SPEECH DAY

28 MAY 2016
Speech Day and Half Term.
Spotlight

CATHY HUMPHERSON, MATRON (aka mRS BOB)

Cathy has been a Matron for 8 years, starting in Northdown and successfully opening Ivy House last September. She regularly supports and helps the WSPA Committee and can be relied upon when an extra pair of hands are needed! Cathy has lived in Warminster for 17 years and is married to Nick, with 2 grown up children. Her son and daughter both live in London and were involved with working for the Rugby World Cup. Cathy loves her garden, grows vegetables and flowers and also loves to travel. We are able to admire her amazing floristry skills around School on Open Days and at special events. read more

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