Six action packed weeks remain this year at HGS

Dear Parents,
There are six action packed weeks remaining of the school year and we look forward to welcoming back all students in their summer uniform on Monday. The second half of the Summer Term always features a number of school community events and we look forward to you joining us at our Day at the Beach or Beach Party for children in the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools on Saturday 20th June. The Garden Party on the afternoon of Saturday 27th June is always a most enjoyable occasion and we do hope that you will be able to attend. As ever, once we have the end of year exams and assessments completed, there are a wide variety of excursions and educational outings for all ages as we move towards the end of what has been a very busy and progressive year. Parents are also most welcome to join us for our sports days and concerts, in addition to our exciting Art Exhibition which opens on Wednesday 24th June. Please do note that on Thursday 9th July we finish at the normal end of school time on what is the final day of the school year.
The issue of children’s safe and appropriate use of communications using social media is one that concerns all schools. I am delighted that Karl Hopwood, one of the country’s leading experts on the use of social media by school children, will be coming to school to speak to all pupils in the Prep and Senior Schools on Monday 29th June. We have also arranged for Mr Hopwood to deliver a talk to parents during the evening that I am sure you will find informative and useful. I would recommend that you reserve the date in your diary and the school will send more details in the near future.
I would finally like to thank all of the children and staff that worked to raise more than £2,500 for the Nepal Disaster Relief Appeal and the various charities supported by our own Charity Commission on the final day of the half-term. It was a wonderful effort from all concerned and an excellent demonstration of our commitment to ensure that we all work to support and help others both within our own school community and the wider world.
Best wishes,
Tim Hoyle
01484 424549