Mougins School

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Headmaster's Notes

Dear Parents and Students,

The End of the Academic Year
We are now on the final run-down to the end of the school year – indeed after this long weekend (no School tomorrow and Friday) there are only five weeks remaining. As always, the time will go very quickly and is packed with lots of events involving lots of pupils, teachers and parents. Please keep an eye on the calendar regularly to ensure you miss nothing!

Staff Changes for Next Year – 2017/2018
This year, after 34 years at Mougins School, Ms Jane Hart will be leaving to enjoy a well-earned retirement. In September, Ms Sarah Kench will arrive to take over as the Secondary Art Teacher.

After six years of teaching Business Studies to IGCSE, AS and A Level, Mrs Neelam Makker will be returning with her family to the UK. Mr Glenn Horsfall, who holds a Masters degree in Business, will take over the Business Studies from September.

It goes without saying that we are sorry to see these two superb teachers leave us and sincerely thank them for all their hard work and dedication during their time at the School.

Mrs Tania Marcanik will be reducing her teaching hours with Form 2 next year and will be joined to job share with Mrs Vicky Maycroft from September

Summer Fair
Make sure you have all arranged to be free on 9th June from 15h30 to come and join in the PTA Summer Fair. Lots of fun and food – check the PTA newsletter for details. Thanks to the PTA in advance for all their hard work for this special evening.

This year, for our end of year entertainment, we are presenting “Nostalgia” bringing together scenes and songs from some of the many musicals we have performed over the years. The two performances will be on Thursday 22nd June and Saturday 24th June, both performances at 20h00. Please note, then, there is no performance of Friday 23rd June.

Returning Secondary School Text Books
Just a reminder that all text books from all subjects in the Secondary School must be returned before the end of the school year. Students in Forms 11, 12 and 13 may bring their books in once they have finished their examination. Books must be taken to the subject teachers and not dumped in the School office – they need to be marked off by the teacher who distributed them and who has a note of the book numbers.

The Last Week of Term
The annual Prize Givings for each section of the School are as follows:

Early Years and Reception Monday 26th June at 09h00
Forms 1,2 & 3 Tuesday 27th June at 09h00
Forms 4,5 & 6 Tuesday 27th June at 11h00
Forms 7 – 12 Friday 30th June at 10h30

The Form 13 Graduation Ceremony and Farewell to all members of our community is on Friday 30th June at 18h30. All families are invited to this special occasion.

Medical Forms
On entry into Mougins School, most parents provide a full medical history of their children using the medical form provided by the school. Some parents still need to do this for the welfare of their own children. Every 2/3 years, a full physical examination given by your doctor is necessary to keep these records up-dated. This will ensure that any problems with vaccinations, hearing or eyesight are detected at an early stage. Nurse Marian will have sent out new forms to all concerned by the end of June.
Please update and return the form for September

End of Term
School officially finishes on Friday 30th June at 12h00. Your child's reports and the final newsletter of the year will be given to them on the final morning. Please avoid leaving early – you have had a year to organise flights and there are nine weeks of vacation to follow. The new School year begins on Monday 4th September 2017.

Kindest regards,

Brian G. Hickmore

From Sue Dunnachie

The invitation to the Mougins School Graduation Ceremony, which you will find in this Newsletter, is addressed to all our parents. The Ceremony is a celebration for our senior students leaving School and going forward to further education, as well as an opportunity to say farewell to parting friends.

For those of you who saw the Spring Concert and would like a lasting memory, or those who missed it, it is now available on USB Key. Please see Anabela in the School Office if you would care to purchase one, the price is 10€

Riviera International Singers

Will perform their Summer Concert on Saturday 10th June in the Anglican Church of Cannes (Rue Branly) and on Sunday 11th June at Mougins School. Both concerts start at 20h00. The programme includes a light-hearted mixture of songs by Joseph Haydn, some Scottish ballads and medleys of songs by the Andrews Sisters and from Disney Movies.

Entry 10 €uros for Adults and 5 €uros for Children under 12 years old.

For more info call 06 17 81 15 08 or 06 14 95 71 27 or visit our website

Race for Life

The Race for Life 2017 is taking place on Sunday 11th June at 8h30 at Parc de L'Etang de Fontmerle, 06250 Mougins – open to men, women and children – they just have to wear something pink – entry is €20 or £15 – free refreshments – fantastic raffle prizes. For more information go to our website: or
contact Sarah Green on 0622565218

Head Master's Notes

Dear Parents and Students,
Our Spring Break followed by External Examinations
The school year is flying by and we are already at the Spring break. The period that follows, until the end of the year, is very intense and busy, particularly for our older students who will be involved in external examinations that will be important for their futures. We trust they will use of the break for intense revision, as some examinations start the week after our return to School. We wish them every success and are looking forward to some top grades.

Spring Concert
I am sure that those of you who attended the annual Spring Concert would want to join, with me, in congratulating all the participants involved. It was an evening of excellence where students from across the secondary school shared their musical talents through voice, individual instruments and in bands. A huge thank you and well done to the Music Department teachers – Mr Glenn Horsfall, Mrs Rosie Dixon and the Music subject leader, Mrs Nicki Elcome, who directed the concert.

Car Park Courtesy
Although this is a subject I have written about before, it was once again on the PTA agenda at their last meeting. Clearly a large number of parents are still very upset and offended by the poor behaviour of parents/chauffeurs in the car park.

There are still cars parked on the roundabout (unless I stand there) and cars parked across spaces for three cars, stopping anyone using the other two spaces in the new car park (which would also seem to be too far to walk for some parents!)

If you park behind the staff cars – YOU CAN NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR. Staff make their appointments outside of school time and may need to leave immediately after school.

Finally, some of our parents need to check out the rules for handicap spaces in France.

Please – as I’ve said before – show your children a good example. Thank you for your consideration for the school community as a whole.

The Summer Term
We return to school, after the break, on Monday 24th April at the normal start time. During the term, there are several short holidays – Monday 1st May, Monday 8th May, Thursday & Friday 25th and 26th May and Monday 5th June. Please note, there may be external examinations on these dates.

For the rest of the time, children should be in School. The end of the school year is on Friday 30th June at 12h00 with our Graduation and Farewell Ceremony at 18h30. As there are nine weeks of vacation in the summer, please do not take your children out of School early at the end of June.

Have an excellent Spring break.

Kindest regards,

Brian G. Hickmore