End of Term Letter

April 2019

On Sunday I waved off the boys and girls embarking on one of the most exciting adventures of their lives as they journey to South Africa for the Rugby and Netball Tour. I am confident that the students and staff will all enjoy a wonderful experience and will be excellent ambassadors for the school.

Living the School Ethos is a focus of the coming term at Quinton House School. The end of term assembly witnessed the awarding of the ‘Good Egg Awards’ for each tutor group across the school. The criteria for the award is listed below and the voting discussions in each class should serve to reinforce the values espoused across the school.

• Passion and enthusiasm for learning and helping others learn
• Supporting the ethos and expectations of the school
• Striving to the best of their ability in all aspects of school life
• Valuing their own achievements and taking pride in their work
• Taking care of the school environment
• Being respectful and demonstrating good manners at all times
• Valuing each other and caring for one another
• Responsibility for their actions and consequences of their choices
• Respecting other cultures
• Working as a member of a team
• Celebrating the achievements and successes of others

The Good Egg Awards are an extension of our new QHS Diploma awarded to all children that meet the criteria in Years 5 to Year 8 for their contribution to Quality, Harmony and Success in all areas of school life. The awards are set to be presented for the first time in our Summer Term prize giving events.

There was certainly considerable evidence of quality, harmony and success in this week’s House Performing Arts Festival and I congratulate all of the students taking part in a wide array of competitions that included dance, drama, music and singing.

I do hope that you enjoyed reading our School Development Plan for the future of the school. We are also looking to develop a Friends of Quinton Association for former pupils and staff to keep in touch with the school and their peers. Our inaugural meeting will take place with a strawberry and fizz reception at the start of our Summer Fayre on Saturday 29th June. The fayre promises to be a lovely afternoon on the school lawns and we do hope that you will be able to join us for this occasion.

The Summer Term will also bring a focus for our Year 13 and Year 11 students on their public examinations and I am sure that they will use the holiday time wisely to prepare and revise. On Friday we announced our new Prefects who will take over from the current team next term. I remind parents that we return to school on Thursday 25th April and I wish everyone a restful and happy Easter holiday.

Tim Hoyle

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