Mougins School

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From Sue Dunnachie

On Tuesday 3rd December the President and Vice President of VISAYAS, the Philippine Association of the Riviera, came into School in order to receive a cheque for 3,200Ä raised by students, staff and parents ñ 1,862Ä for the cake sale, 1,150Ä in donations, 63Ä from Primary for the table tennis tournament and 91Ä from Reception. This was an extraordinary result, the product of enthusiasm and generosity. The presentation was made by the students and Mr Boron and Mr De Los Reyes both responded with gratitude and emotion. We will be seeing them again on their return from the Philippines in the New Year. Once again, a heartfelt thanks to all of you.

A big thank you to all those parents in Primary School who took the trouble to purchase a new gift for a sick child. A car full of these generous offerings was delivered to the wonderful Madame Gentil who works throughout the year to bring cheer into the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves. All the gifts are wrapped and delivered to the Lenval Hospital for Children in Nice. Your kindness will bring a smile to a childís face ñ thank you. Madame Gentil will also take any appropriate gifts left over from the Christmas Market and these will be distributed to families in need.

The International Speech Competition took place on Thursday 5th December at EBICA School. Five schools participated with two students from each school. Our chosen students were Sarah Heiberg (7a) and David Hallett (9b). They both acquitted themselves admirably and Sarah was awarded the trophy for 1st Prize. Our congratulations to her and to the English Department for their support and encouragement.

Wishing you an excellent festive season and may 2014 bring wisdom to our students, patience to our teachers and love and understanding to our parents.