Summer break, what summer break?

As term has started with a flurry of events, trips and fixtures the holidays seem like a distant memory.

It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the cream tea afternoon and I hope you had a chance to meet each other and get answers to any questions you might have had. The first birthday cake celebration with the Head took place and it was a well-received addition to the calendar. I might have to purchase a wider pair of trousers though to deal with the inevitable weight gain.

Q4 have already had a day off from the hard grind and reality of school life, putting on their wellies (a pair is still waiting for its owner at the front of school) and visiting Everdon Forest. They were buzzing with excitement on their return and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The behaviour whilst away was impeccable and I must thank the pupils and staff on a super trip.

So many well-groomed individuals graced us with their presence on Friday 15 September with a common goal; who was going to look the best in their individual photos. Some obviously needed more time to find their best side and others were in and out, a career in the fashion world awaits!

We have already had fixtures and the Year 6 Rugby team came up against a well drilled and highly talented Winchester House. After a hard fought match I asked the boys what they learnt from the experience and they replied in unison, “never give up,” a worthwhile lesson to be learned.

The weeks ahead are just as busy and we are looking forward to seeing many of you as our pupils at the ‘Back to School’ evening on the 26 September and the MacMillian coffee morning on 29th September. Could we ask for any dried or tinned food donations be brought into school by 2 October for our Harvest festival. We are collecting for The Northampton Hope Centre which is a worthy charity, helping people in the local area.

Term has started with a real sense of positivity and optimism and we are all looking forward to the weeks ahead. Thought of the fortnight is –

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Matt Capuano – Head of the Junior School

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