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The Head’s reflections on the week

Posted: 9th February 2023


At the top of this article you will see the map, specially created for us, that occupies a place on the homepage of our new website, launched yesterday. Many of you have already been in touch to say how much you enjoyed looking through the new site.

The map has St Christopher’s at its heart, and this expresses how I feel about our school within our local community. When we look at our main site, and the glorious greenery of Glebe, we are surrounded by facilities that we engage with to enable our children to make the most of our location in our vibrant city.

We make use of local sporting venues such as Preston Nomads, the King Alfred, and Southwick Leisure centre to enable a large number of children to represent the school each week, as well as making use of them for training and Games sessions. Other venues such as Hove Lagoon and YelloWave (just off the map at the Marina) allow us to explore activities like paddle boarding and beach volleyball.

The Barn Theatre is home to our annual Upper School production, with Fame in rehearsal for this June. The Royal Pavilion is just one of the local museums, galleries, and historic properties we visit to enhance the children’s classroom topics. All Saints Church is home to our annual Carol Service, an event that impressed me so much at the end of last term. Everyone thinks of the multi-coloured beach huts as distinctively Hove; when I see them I imagine scores of St Christopher’s children running past them on our annual Sponsored Run. This is an example of us out en masse in our community, and doing so much for local charities in the process.

I wish all St Christopher’s families a wonderful Half Term. For those with Mock Exams on the horizon, preparation should be mixed with plenty of time outdoors in the sunshine.

I look forward to seeing you back on Monday 20th February.

Ms Elizabeth Lyle, Head

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