Mougins School

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Headmaster's Notes

Dear Parents and Students,

Educational Visits

At this time of year, a number of educational trips are organised, particularly for students in examination classes. Some visits are completed in a day, others are residential. Educational visits are great motivators and place students in the heart of their subjects, giving them the opportunity to experience the classroom theory in situ, first hand. This term amongst others:

Ile Ste Margeurite Form 7 - 5 days residential
BTec Music Trip to London Forms 12 & 13 - 3 days residential
London AS and A Level Art 4 days residential
Madrid - AS and A Level Spanish 4 days residential
CERN Switzerland AS and A Level Physics 2 day residential
Cinema – Grasse Form 3,4,5 & 6 French Classes day trip
Gallimard Perfumerie Form 10 GCSE Chemistry day trip

A big thank you to the teaching staff for organising and running these trips in addition to their normal teaching loads.

Regional Cross Country Championships

After a very successful Departmental Cross Country Championships this week in Cagnes sur Mer, a large number of students have qualified for the Regional Championships to be held at the Base Nature in Fréjus on Wednesday 6th December. We wish them every success and will bring you results in the newsletter at the end of term.

Winter Concert

This year’s Winter Concert is a little earlier in December than in previous years. The two performances will be on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December at 09h00. For details, see a full article in this newsletter.

International Speech Competition

This annual event involving students from Forms 7,8 & 9 will be held on Wednesday 13th December at the International School of Monaco.

Piaf Meets Piazzolla

If you are a fan of either of these performing artists, don’t miss the concert “Piaf Meets Piazzolla” in the School’s Performing Art Centre on Saturday 16th December at 19h00. Entrance is 10€ to include a drink and free for children under 12. See posters around the School

Teachers In-Service Training Days

Just a reminder that there will be no school for pupils next Thursday and Friday 23rd and 24th November. These two days are dedicated to teacher training time. Enjoy the long weekend.

Winter Assemblies

There will be three Winter Assemblies at the end of term that parents are invited to attend:

Friday 15th December - Early Years and Reception
Monday 18th December – Forms 1,2 & 3
Tuesday 19th December – Forms 4,5 & 6

All three assemblies start at 09h00.

Road in Front of the School and Bus Stop

For the parents who insist on parking on the pavement in front of the School, and even in the bus stop, you are very likely to receive a 135€ fine, if you actually leave your car (and rightly so).
If you are in the car, the police will ask you to move on, but if you leave it, they will fine you. It’s true you have to walk a little, but there are spaces in the big car park – especially if you don’t come too early.

End of Term

The day after the Winter Assemblies marks the end of the Autumn Term. We finish, therefore, on Wednesday 20th December at 12h00 and return on Monday 8th January 2018. There will be a newsletter on the last day of term, tucked inside the envelope with your child’s report (Secondary), or in their bag (Primary).

Kindest regards,

Brian G. Hickmore