From the Acting Co-Heads
At times like this, it can be all too easy to focus on things that draw in our negative thoughts to worst case scenario situations. It is right and proper to think about, consider and prepare for these situations, but we must never lose sight of those things that bring us joy and happiness. This week we have seen much laughter & smiling, both among the children and staff at St Michael’s. Considering the weather we’ve had, this is even more surprising!
Mrs Andrade started the week with a trip to Sevenoaks Bookshop to purchase some new titles for the library. With the amount of reading that is being done in the Prep school, we’re not surprised these have to be updated so regularly.
On Tuesday evening, an audience of family and friends were treated to an evening of outstanding performances by our music scholars and chamber ensembles at Shoreham Church. As Mr Baird commented on the evening, it was an eclectic mix of styles, pace and tempo. However, the overarching theme that ran through the entire evening was quality. The undoubted hard work and effort that had gone into the hours of rehearsal and practice shone through and all present agreed that every performer, and their families, should be rightly proud.
On Wednesday morning, 4M tried very hard, at the end of their assembly to break two world records. Who would have thought trying to stick the most Post-It notes to your face in a minute was so much fun! Our best effort of 22 was a little off the record of 63. The other record did seem achievable though. Mr Morgan was leading the charge to see if he, and two of his form, could beat the record of 12 doughnuts stacked vertically. Alas, the best that could be done in the minute, remaining free-standing for five seconds, was 6. Harder than you think.
Carrying on the delicious sweet treat theme, it was great to see N Stinson organise her own cake sale after school to raise money for WIRES. There is more on this later in the newsletter. It is definitely worth a read.
World Book Day was celebrated across the school this week with the exciting and colourful dressing up in Pre-Prep and the Prep school engaging in a wide and varied selection of book-related activities. There were guest readers in the Library and a book café, where the children were encouraged to pick up and read something they may not always choose to.
Don’t miss the sport section to read the reports about our girls exploits at the IAPS netball tournaments this week. Medals were being proudly worn at pick-up on Thursday.
We wish you a restful (and dry!) weekend.
Mary Bridges and Fraser Wiseman