Whether you are a Republican or not – and it is okay to disagree on this point – when I was watching the coronation of King Charles III, surveying the guests in the congregation, I couldn’t help but think about the audience I have in front of me when I speak to the Junior School in Memorial Hall.
It was inclusive!
Respected members of British Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Jain communities were all there, watching King Charles III being crowned as King in an Anglican ceremony. Because we are an Anglican school, we welcome students who are Christian, Muslim ,Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Greek Orthodox, Catholic, or no religion at all.
We too are inclusive!
I think King Charles’ desire to be a ‘defender of faith’ rather than a ‘defender of the faith’ is admirable and something our community can aspire to as well.
I do hope all of the mothers in our community were spoilt ridiculously well last weekend. It was wonderful to see so many students with their mums and special guests at breakfast in Big Quad last Friday, honoring the lunch boxes, the hugs, the driving, the calendar management, and love, they give (to name but a few things that they do). Thank you to all the mothers, staff members and parents of our students alike, for all that you do!
Head of Junior School
|22 May – 28 May||Book Fair Viewing||Junior School Library|
|23 May, 8.30am-3.00pm||Da Vinci Decathlon||St Peter’s Girls’ School|
|23 May, 2.30-3.00pm||Years 5 and 6 Chapel||Chapel|
|24 May, 9.30-11.00am||Prep visit to Vailima||Vailima Retirement Community|
|24 May, 1.45pm||Year 6 Poetry Final||Junior School Function Space|
|25 May, 1.45pm||Year 5 Poetry Final||Higgins Hall|
|26 May, 8.45am||Years 3 to 6 Assembly||Memorial Hall|
|26 May, 2.30pm||Prep to Year 2 Assembly hosted by 1R||Junior School Hall|
|29 May, 8.45am||Year 6 Guest Speaker||Junior School Function Space|
|30 May, 2.00pm||Prep to Year 2 Chapel||Chapel|
|30 May, 2.30pm||Years 3 and 4 Chapel||Chapel|
|31 May, 8.45am-1.00pm||Winter Sport Cocurricular Photos||The Avenues|
|31 May, 9.30-11.00am||Prep visit to Vailima||Vailima Retirement Community|