Message from the Headmaster
It was my turn this week to contract Covid and I’m grateful to my colleagues in the Senior Leadership Team for covering my absence. The weather has, of course, been glorious so at least I have had the consolation of looking out of my window and seeing students enjoying the sunshine on Upper Field.
There has been no let-up in the School’s activities while I’ve been working from home! Congratulations are due to our U16 hockey XI who play Whitgift School in Croydon today in the semi-finals of the National Tier 1 Cup and to our senior rugby sevens squad who battled through to the second day of competition at the Rosslyn Park Sevens. In another field, our team of Sixth Form mathematicians emerged as the top school in the UK in the international Náboj competition, finishing 21st in the world.
There’s lots to look forward to in the final week of term, such as the 3rd and 4th Year drama production and our Spring Concert, both of which will take place in the Amey Theatre. I’m hopeful that I will be there in person to enjoy these events and to catch up with parents as we bring the term to a close.
Best wishes, Mike Windsor
- Idling engines in Park Crescent. Parents are asked to turn their engines, and lights off when waiting to collect students in Park Crescent.
- Music: Abingdon School’s Spring Concert – Thursday 31 March at 7pm in the Amey Theatre. Please do consider coming to the main school concert on the eve of the last day of term. All our main ensembles will be performing – Big Band, Concert Band, Gospel Choir, The Second Year Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Second Orchestra and First Orchestra. We are tackling some exciting repertoire including a Burt Bacharach Medley, Dvorak’s 8th Symphony in G major (finale) and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G (first movement). Please see this link to the Box Office where you can order your tickets (in advance, please).
- Music: Poise and Posture for Musicians. Parents are invited to have a look at the attached information sheet which has been put together by our Alexander Technique teacher, Cathie Kidger. It is difficult to underestimate the value that these lessons can have on developing the right habits of posture to optimize the development of our musicians at the school. Please contact the Director of Music if you would like to organise a trial lesson on [email protected]
- See other upcoming music events.
- Box Office: A Series of Public Apologies… – Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 March at 7pm. As Elton John knew, “Sorry” is certainly the hardest word. And not just for the senior leaders in this new satirical play as they try to respond to an unfortunate incident on the school premises. Featuring some strong language, our middle school cast tackle John Donnelly’s comically entertaining play with relish.
- Box Office: ROH Live: La Traviata 2021 – Wednesday 13 April at 6:45pm. 19th-century Paris is a place of contrasts; glamour and superficiality, love and lust, life and death. Courtesan Violetta sings some of Verdi’s most acclaimed arias including the joyous ‘Sempre libera’, in her poignant and passionate encounters with Alfredo and Germont.
- See other upcoming Box Office events.
- Easter courses and holiday camps reminder
- OX14 Learning Partnership Upcoming Events – no new additions.
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