Mougins School

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Headmaster’s Notes

A Busy Three Weeks
The three remaining weeks of the Autumn Term are always very busy, with many different events happening across the whole school. Please keep an eye on the calendar in order not to miss out. However, it is important to point out that academic lessons will continue well into the last week of term, so please avoid the temptation to leave early.

More Help in the Office
We are pleased to welcome Manuela Garutti-Foley to the Administrative Staff of the School. It could be that either Elisabeth or Manuela answers the telephone or greets you when you call or pop in on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays and Elisabeth or Sue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Unless you have a specific need to speak to a particular person, they are all able to pass on messages to the teaching staff and generally answer your enquiries.

Sporting Successes
Congratulations to the four Relay Marathon teams who took part in the Nice-Cannes Marathon – you can read a full report elsewhere in this newsletter.
The Alpes Maritimes UNSS Cross Country Championships also took place last week and the students from Mougins School performed extremely well. Here is a summary of the team results:

Girls: Benjamines 29th/85 Minimes 34th/53 Juniors 3rd/29
The Junior girls’ team, invited to the podium to receive their bronze medals, included Laerke Rasmussen (9th), Jessica Davis (12th), Anastasia Vladimirova (14th), Darja Berga (16th), Marianne Ray (18th), Kana Fujiwara (20th) & Alycia Class (25th).
Boys: Benjamins 16th/130 Minimes 7th/52 Juniors 4th/52
Two notable performances in the boys’ results – Dushan Popov 11th/52 in the Junior Boys and an outstanding result from Alexander MacFadyen 2nd/403 in the Minimes Boys.

Well done to all our runners — regional Championships on Wednesday 11th December in Frejus.

Performing Arts Centre and Events
The new floor in the Hall is now finished and other improvements to enhance performances and lessons have been completed. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the “mini transformation” at some of the events taking place over the coming weeks:
Foundation (E.Y & Reception) Winter Assembly

Winter Concert
Monday 16th December at 19h00 Winter Concert
Tuesday 17th December at 19h00
Forms 1, 2 & 3 Winter Assembly Thursday 19th December at 09h00
Forms 4, 5 & 6 Winter Assembly Friday 20th December at 09h00

A Couple of Do’s and Don’ts
1. We would be grateful if any dogs that are brought on to the campus are kept on leads. If your dog unfortunately makes a mess on the School Campus, you are responsible for cleaning up - thoroughly!
2. Can we remind parents that class lists and e-mail addresses are for internal communication only and under no circumstances should be used for commercial purposes?

End of Term
The final day of School this term is Friday 20th December and both Primary and Secondary pupils finish at 12h00. Your child(ren) will receive their end of term report on that morning. Reports will not be released before that date and those not collected will be available after the winter vacation in January. Enjoy the last weeks of term.

Kindest regards,

Brian G. Hickmore Headmaster