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Principal's Blog

Principal's Blog


27 May 2022

Posted on: 27th May 2022

MTHPrincipal's Blog

M.P.Thomas, BSc(Hons), PGCE (Cantab)


Head Prefect Elections
This week, eleven Head Prefect candidates presented in our whole school assembly. This was followed by a ballot and interviews with me, Paul Sanderson and Ms Gisbey. The selection process was not easy and the competition was strong! I was very impressed by all the students who took part. They all demonstrated true leadership qualities and I hope that they have gained something new from the experience.

I am delighted to announce our Head Prefects for 2022-23 are Beck Fuller and Josie Lovett and their deputies are Ember Chamberlain and Jack Williams. One of their first duties after half term will be selecting their Head Prefect Team. 

TLA needs students who are prepared to stand up and speak for their school and I am very grateful to all the students that took part in this process. 

Hot Chocolate Friday is back!
Hot Chocolate with the Principal will be re-introduced after half term and will take place every Friday at breaktime in my office. Students who have gone ‘over and above’ during the week, can be nominated to share a hot drink and a chat together. It is a great opportunity for me to spend time with students celebrating their achievements. Invitations will be distributed on Friday mornings by members of our Head Prefect Team. A letter of commendation explaining why your child has been nominated will also be sent home. 

Year 7 trip
This week, 135 Year 7 students went on their first major school trip to the Lanes at Rustington to take part in bowling, crazy golf and the high nets. They were all amazing and had a great time. Thank you to Ms Whitcombe and her team for organising this great trip.

Y7 trip

Punctuality Raffle
This week’s punctuality raffle took place on Tuesday. Congratulations to Daisy Chowne 7JCO, Elizabeth Kauwa 8CRU, Isaac Deacon 9CBR and Tobey Herr 10RBU who all won a £5 Amazon voucher. The next raffle will take on Wednesday 8 June and all students that arrive on time to all of their lessons will be entered. 

Dates to remember
Mon 30 May - Fri 3 June    Half Term
Wednesday 6 July              Closure Day - Y6 Transition Day 1
Thursday 7 July                  Y6 Transition Day 2  
Friday 8 July                       Sports Day 
Mon 11 - Fri 15 July            Y12 Work Experience Week
Tues 12 July, 6-9pm           Academy Awards Evening
Thursday 21 July                Last day of the summer term

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