Year 1’s Nativity play Shine Star, Shine was a big success with parents (and grandparents) on Thursday.

There was an appropriately white sheen on the playground on Thursday morning, with frost laying on ground, ‘frosty wind made moan’, in the wonderful words of Christina Rossetti, which we will all be singing at Thursday’s Carol Service. The Festive Season is upon us and excitement is building. Reports have been written, Year 1 have performed their Nativity to the delight of all who were there, and Schola has sung to the residents of Barford Court and at the Charity Concert at All Saints, bringing great joy to the residents and congregation respectively. I am looking forward to Courtyard Carols this evening, to the Reception Nativity on Monday, and to our Carol Service next Thursday afternoon.

Yesterday morning Mr Fowler, Head of Middle School at Brighton College, spoke in Assembly about ‘judging a book by its cover’ or, to be more precise, ‘not judging a book by its cover’. In a beautifully crafted presentation, he reminded us all that there is much more to life and to all of us than the first impression. As we come to the end of a busy period of the academic year, we can all reflect with some satisfaction on a term rich in successes and achievements and look forward to the calm and the opportunity to rest which the holidays provide.

I very much look forward to seeing many of you at the forthcoming events and to wishing you a very happy Christmas. 

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