Mougins School

Prepare for tomorrow's world with an education worthy of today

From Sue Dunnachie

The Primary School celebrated Shrove Tuesday, 4th March with a pancake sale, proceeds of which go to the Primary Student Council. There was a lot of tossing and finger licking as the students prepared their pancakes with the expertise of Michelin starred chefs. The sum of 111 was raised and will go towards the provision of those little extras that make school life fun.

Once again the School chef will be preparing our Bowl of Rice Dayí on 15th May. Last year this was done to raise money for Pandrata Circle; an Association in India. This year we will be raising money for education in Cambodia, a project on which we will be working throughout the year.† The chef will prepare a lunch consisting of a bowl of rice with a choice of two sauces, a yoghurt and a piece of fruit, Reception and Early Years students will also have a protein element. The money saved by reducing the food produced on that day will go directly to educatingcambodia where 1,080 children are now taught in three schools. A clinic has already been built and work has started on a guest house.† Much of this is thanks to fund raising headed by Hilary King (Red Pear Theatre). All our students are welcome to participate in this lunch and we hope that parents will encourage them to do so in order to raise the maximum for such a worthy cause. We aim to try and raise enough to purchase exercise books and pens for 400 children. Any students who do not pay for their school lunches on a regular basis are very welcome to join the lunch and the price for the meal would be 7€ payable to the accountant on the day. Please encourage your child/ren to participate and our thanks in advance to all those who support our efforts to bring education to children in Cambodia.

The Spring Concert takes place in the Performing Arts Hall on Monday 7th May and Tuesday 8th May at 19h00 and tickets will be on sale for 5€ in the Office from Monday 1st April.

Nicki Elcome is in the process of trying to secure two new peripatetic music teachers who will teach flute and violin and saxophone and clarinet. In order to know if this is viable, she will need to have some idea of the number of students who would be interested. Should your child/ren wish to have lessons for one of these instruments, could you please ask them to ask Miss Elcome for the letter she has prepared regarding this information.

Please note that the clocks go forward one hour on Sunday 30th March