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Dear Parents

As the Lent term draws to a close, we look back on a hugely successful term which has been jam-packed with a plethora of exciting activities. The Celebratory Assemblies have been a fantastic opportunity for students and staff alike to pat each other on the back, whilst also reflecting on all the memories we have shared as a community. As such, highlighting what it means to be part of the Heath Mount community has been an area of contemplation this week. By definition, the word community sums up exactly what it means to be a part of Heath Mount School – “a group sharing a common understanding and the condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.”

For example, this week saw the final sports matches of the term take place, where our children share the common goal of representing the school and its values to the highest; a special mention to our Senior rugby team who finished the season unbeaten. The Year 3 and 4 house matches were an avidly supported and fiercely competed spectacle, where the pride shown representing their houses was matched by the excellent level of skill on display. It has also been an action packed week in the Music Department; the Music Room was also filled with musical delights during the Rush Hour concert as numerous drummers, guitarists and pianists all demonstrated their instrumental flair and on Tuesday there was a full day of ABRSM music examinations. Friend of the school and Director of Enough Abuse UK, Marilyn Hawes, delivered a poignant reminder about the importance of staying safe online and the effective digital footprint management for pupils and parents.

Next week sees our attention turn towards Easter with our traditional Easter Service, colourful Easter Bonnet Parade and Inter-House Cross Country event – a fantastic spectacle where children from Reception to Year 8 support each other’s endeavours!

This week, our Newsletter contains updates on:

  • English Schools’ National Cross Country Championships
  • British Science Week Poster Competition
  • Art Night Club News (Year 6 & 7 Art Scholarship Groups)
  • Easter Holiday Courses
  • Easter Bonnet Parade – Tuesday 27th March
  • Year 3 and 4 House Matches
  • Year 3 Light Bulb Moment!
  • Act of Kindness
  • Author Visit
  • A Poem by Lottie T
  • Sports Results & Fixtures

PREP SCHOOL FORTHCOMING EVENTS 

Saturday 24th March – 7.00pm – du Maurier Quiz Night in Sports Hall
Monday 26th March – 2.00pm & 7.00pm – Year 6 & 7 Production in PAC
Tuesday 27th March – 1.30pm – Awards/India Assembly and Cross Country
Tuesday 27th March – 2.30pm – Easter Bonnet Parade
Tuesday 27th March – 3.00pm – House Cross Country
Tuesday 27th March – 7.00pm – Year 6 & 7 Production in PAC
Wednesday 28th March – 11.00am – Easter Service in the PAC (parents welcome)
Wednesday 28th March – 12.00pm – Term Ends
Wednesday 18th April – Summer Term begins

Our full Newsletter can be found here.

May we wish you all a very happy and bright Easter Holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back for the Summer term.

Dawn Nightingale | Mike Naylor | Jonathan Brown
Heads of Year