Mougins School

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Headmaster's Notes

Dear Parents and Students,

Have a Great Summer
Today marks the end of the school year and beginning of our summer holidays. On behalf of all at Mougins School, we hope you will have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing the majority of you in September. To those leaving us, we wish you every success and happiness in the future and hope you will keep us up to date with your news. Amongst the staff, we are saying farewell and big thank you to Mel Nightingale (teaching assistant in Reception), Emma Warwick (KS1 teacher), who has decided not to return to school after her sabbatical year and Vicky Bryan (Secondary English teacher) who will be taking up a post in the UK from September. Thank you all for your dedication and hard work.

Sophia Games (Jeux de Sophia)
Once again Mougins School has participated in the Sophia Games. This is an annual event during which around 300 companies, based on the high-technology park of Sophia Antipolis, participate in a multitude of sports/games, including archery, football, badminton, swimming, bowling, shooting, ultimate Frisbee and orienteering. Showing their usual enthusiasm and prowess, the Mougins School team of senior students and staff won the overall Trophy for the third time running.

This is an extraordinary feat in view of the fact that Amadeus, our major competitor who came sec-ond, has 4,000 employees. The icing on the cake was the fact that three of our staff came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Women’s Team. To Lois Downes, Michelle Johnson and Jo McDonnell hearty congratulations for an extraordinary effort and well done to all the team who carried off 6 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 5 bronze medals.

Notable performances – and there were many, include:

Darja Berga 1st (out of 63)
Nikita Jesaibegjans 2nd male student (out of 187)

Ladies (in the top 20 – out of 584)
Lois Downes 1st
Michelle Johnson 2nd
Josephine McDonnell 3rd
Elisabeth Ward 16th

Men (in the top 50 – out of 2024)
Jérôme Hébant 26th
Jim Farrell 47th

Well done and thank you to all who took part in as many events as possible to place us on the top of the podium. A special thanks to Jérôme, who organised and motivated our team throughout the competition.

Sweeney Todd
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the recent production of Sweeney Todd. It was a challenging musical and a challenging story, excellently played. The staging, costumes and make-up were top class. A special bravo to Fraser Douglas, who’s interpretation of Sweeney Todd was outstanding – we will miss him next year! All of this, once again, under the expert direction of Margot Renssen – brava!

Dogs on Campus
It is extremely unpleasant for children in PE lessons, and at playtime, to be confronted with dog mess on the pitches, which is happening more and more frequently. The School maintenance team is constantly clearing up, too. In the interest of hygiene, therefore, we would ask you not to bring your dogs on to the school campus. Thank you for your consideration.

Examination Results
All students in Forms 11, 12 & 13, who have taken external examinations during May and June, have been issued with individual user- names and passwords to access their results online for both examination boards – CIE and Edexcel/Pearson.

The results will be available on the following dates:

Thursday 11th August 2016 All CIE examinations (IGCSE, AS and A Levels)
Thursday 18th August 2016 Edexcel / Pearson AS and A levels (including IAL)
Thursday 25th August 2016 Edex- cel / Pearson GCSE and IGCSE
The Next School Year

The Autumn Term 2016 will begin on Monday 5th September at 08h45. Between now and then – have a healthy, happy and safe summer.

Kindest regards,
Brian G. Hickmore Headmaster