Welcome to the first blog of 2018. I hope that the winter break enabled you to have a good rest and some time with the family before the excitement and anticipation of the New Year.
Not everyone is a fan of New Year, but I, like many I am sure, see it as an opportunity to review the decisions made the year before, aiming to repeat what went well and learn from where things didn’t quite go as planned!
As the term draws to a close there is a great deal to celebrate and look forward to.
The final week of term is always special, as Heads of House prepare for the celebration assemblies and reward the students for their commitment to school, primarily but not exclusively focussing on how they demonstrate the good CHARACTER that we expect at Denefield.
The CHARACTER values that we adhere to at Denefield are, as you know, as important to us as academic qualifications. Our aim is that all of our students leave the school as confident, happy, articulate, resilient, ambitious, courageous, tolerant, empathetic and respectful individuals.
On return to school after the autumn break, the Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11 boys rugby teams once again found themselves competing in the league finals, a real achievement to have even made it this far.
As we reach the end of the first term there is much to report on.
Another two weeks have passed and the atmosphere within the school continues to be one of mutual respect and focussed learning.
Welcome to my first blog of this academic year. The first few weeks of term are always extremely busy and this year is no exception.
Following a busy few weeks in school, we have now reached the end of the academic year. Students across the school are now undoubtedly very excited about starting their summer holidays.
Respect permeates all aspects of life and shows itself in many different ways. Respect is one of our CHARACTER values and to me is the most important value to carry through life.
As the examination period continues, I have no doubt that staff and fellow students can empathise with those under the strain of preparation and delivery. Now is the time when the hard work will start to reap its rewards and the confidence will show. Keep believing and keep working!