Mougins School

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Headmaster’s Notes

Dear Parents and Students,

Sharing Excellence
Examinations – In last year’s external (I)GCSE examinations, four students at Mougins School achieved top marks world-wide. Both Kana Fujiwara and Ruchie Kawakita shared the highest international subject mark in Art and Design, and Melissa Boyce-Hurd and Lisa Marie Landry achieved the same accolade in English language and French respectively. These awards are highly prestigious throughout the world, so a huge congratulations to all four students.
Cross Country - Alex MacFadyen, in Form 10, participated in the French National Championships for cross country at the beginning of this month. Alex travelled to Les Mureaux, near Paris to compete and achieved an excellent 98th place out of 360 students in his category (cadets). A fantastic performance – bravo, Alex.

Regional Championships for Orienteering
Another highly successful competition for our orienteerers! At all three levels – Benjamins, Collèges and Lycée, our teams won gold medals and the latter two categories have qualified for the French National Championships to be held near Geneva toward the end of May (there are no national finals for the Benjamins age group). The gold medallist were:

Benjamins: Michael Aspegren, Alexander Pivovarov, Arseniy Sa- kach & Samuel Soutoul
Collège: Céline Hoeie, Britte Van Die, Artjoms Jesaibegjans & Alexander MacFadyen
Lycée: Darja Berga, Vivianne Ja- kobsson, Robert Mueller & Artemiy Bulgakov

Well done to all of our competitors, as there were also many silver and bronze performances and of course, special congratulations to the gold medallist, named above.

Spring Concert
By the time you read this newsletter, there may be only a few tickets left for the Spring Concert, which will be on Monday and Tuesday, 30th & 31st March at 19h00. Check with the office as soon as you can on Monday, if you intend to join us, so as not to be disappointed.

Gala Evening – Royal Mougins Golf Course
Tickets for this great evening on 24th April (the Friday after we come back to School after the Spring Vacation) are selling, but there are still places available. Come and enjoy a super night out, including dinner and entertainment by our students – cost 65€ - see you there.

Car Stickers
To give you a little background to these little round stickers, destined for the back window (if not too heavily tinted) of your car. For some time, we have had the impression that our car park is being used by the offices over the road and by people going up to the medical centre and clinic. The idea is simply to be able to check who is using the car park and put a polite note on cars that are parked there without a sticker. If they are members of the school community, they will be invited to pick up their sticker from the office, if not they will be asked not to park in our car park.
We deliberately did not put the name of the School on the sticker, but if you are worried that the logo might draw attention to your car, one parent has come up with the solution: put the sticker on a small piece of card, which you keep in the glove compartment away from the School, and place on the dash board when you arrive in the car park. After a time, the stickers will be replaced with different ones – the design can be virtually anything. Thanks for your help.

The Roundabout is a Roundabout
There are still cars driving the wrong way around the roundabout, despite the very clear white arrows on a blue background and no entry sign preventing you going the wrong way – in theory. Just a question of discipline – thank you!

Your intentions 2015/2016
Just a quick reminder that the forms to let the school know that your children will be here in September 2015 or not are due back today. If we do not have it yet, please ensure that it comes into the office next week. Thank you!

Spring Vacation
Our Spring Vacation begins next Friday, 3rd April at 12h00. We return after a two-week break on Monday 20th April at 08h45. With any luck, the Spring weather will have kicked in, too. Have a great break and see you in the Summer Term.
NB - Don’t forget to put your clocks forward tomorrow night – Saturday 28th March!

Kindest regards,

Brian G. Hickmore Headmaster