Dear Parent or Carer
Welcome to this addition of our Newsletter. We are trying to get a more frequent electronic communication out to you celebrating and showcasing all the additional activities and achievements that go on in our busy school.
We are fully aware that many of our students have busy lives both inside and outside of school and often perform, or do things that are truly remarkable that we do not always hear about. If you make us aware of these we will try to include them in our Newsletter.
We have recently had our first Parents’ Evenings of the year using a different format, where the year group is split across two separate evenings. A survey is available at these evenings and going forward we would love to hear your feedback on whether it is working or not.
We are pleased to see UCAS offers flying in at the moment for our Year 13 students which is very exciting for them and a great credit to the hard work of staff.
You can see that our PE Department is going all out at the moment with the number of fixtures that they are managing.
Our kitchen is gearing up for the Christmas lunch which I highly recommend all your children joining in with. Please see latest email information regarding this.
Ed Hillyard, Headteacher
Recently we have raised the following amounts for charity:
Jeans for Genes - £419
MacMillan Coffee Morning - £355.03
Diversity Day - £348.22
Many thanks to the school's wonderful Parent's Association for yet again organising a very successful Christmas Fayre. The Wycombe Town Cryer performer was kind enough to MC for the day and guests were entertained by Miss Baddeley's lovely choir. There was a huge selection of stalls on offer together with tombolas and game side shows. New for this year was our Children's Market in the Sports Hall with a Bouncy Castle to entertain younger visitors. Of course, the Parent's Association kept everyone well fed for the day with Hot Turkey rolls, Mulled Wine and plenty of cake! A wonderful community event and we are expecting they will have raised about £2,000 for the school. Thank you to everyone you came along or donated items or bought raffle tickets. Your support is appreciated as always.
At the end of last year, a very close family friend, Andy, who was one of my best friend’s Dad’s sadly passed away as a result of a brain tumour. Throughout the year we have been fundraising by holding and taking part in events to raise money for the underfunded charities, Brain Tumour Research and The Brain Tumour Charity.
The Brain Tumour Charity and Brain Tumour Research dedicates themselves into funding for a cure, and to reduce diagnosis times hoping it will have an impact on the number of people affected by this disease.
On 21 April, Andy’s and our family hosted a Quiz night in our village where we successfully raised £2200 for Brain Tumour Research. The evening consisted of challenging questions, delicious home cooked food and a raffle.
On Sunday the 14 October, a group of us took part in the Twilight 10K Walk throughout Windsor, where we were able to raise over £900 for the Brain Tumour Charity. The Twilight walk consisted of fundraisers, each who had their own story to represent, people were walking for their children, parents, friends and for themselves. Over 1000 separate individuals were brought together from different ages and walks of life, all for the same cause. We walked through Eton, past Windsor Castle and through Windsor Great Park. Although we uncounted some rain, the morale still stayed high.
Andy was special to all who knew him, always had a welcoming smile and was always generous with his time and gifts and he could chat for England over a cup of tea. Andy will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.