Mougins School

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Headmaster's Notes

Dear Parents and Students,

The End of the Academic Year
We are now on the final run-down to the end of the school year – indeed after this long weekend (no School tomorrow and Friday) there are only five weeks remaining. As always, the time will go very quickly and is packed with lots of events involving lots of pupils, teachers and parents. Please keep an eye on the calendar regularly to ensure you miss nothing!

Staff Changes for Next Year – 2017/2018
This year, after 34 years at Mougins School, Ms Jane Hart will be leaving to enjoy a well-earned retirement. In September, Ms Sarah Kench will arrive to take over as the Secondary Art Teacher.

After six years of teaching Business Studies to IGCSE, AS and A Level, Mrs Neelam Makkar will be returning with her family to the UK. Mr Glenn Horsfall, who holds a Masters degree in Business, will take over the Business Studies from September.

It goes without saying that we are sorry to see these two superb teachers leave us and sincerely thank them for all their hard work and dedication during their time at the School.

Mrs Tania Marcanik will be reducing her teaching hours with Form 2 next year and will be joined to job share with Mrs Vicky Maycroft from September

Summer Fair
Make sure you have all arranged to be free on 9th June from 15h30 to come and join in the PTA Summer Fair. Lots of fun and food – check the PTA newsletter for details. Thanks to the PTA in advance for all their hard work for this special evening.

This year, for our end of year entertainment, we are presenting “Nostalgia” bringing together scenes and songs from some of the many musicals we have performed over the years. The two performances will be on Thursday 22nd June and Saturday 24th June, both performances at 20h00. Please note, then, there is no performance of Friday 23rd June.

Returning Secondary School Text Books
Just a reminder that all text books from all subjects in the Secondary School must be returned before the end of the school year. Students in Forms 11, 12 and 13 may bring their books in once they have finished their examination. Books must be taken to the subject teachers and not dumped in the School office – they need to be marked off by the teacher who distributed them and who has a note of the book numbers.

The Last Week of Term
The annual Prize Givings for each section of the School are as follows:

Early Years and Reception Monday 26th June at 09h00
Forms 1,2 & 3 Tuesday 27th June at 09h00
Forms 4,5 & 6 Tuesday 27th June at 11h00
Forms 7 – 12 Friday 30th June at 10h30

The Form 13 Graduation Ceremony and Farewell to all members of our community is on Friday 30th June at 18h30. All families are invited to this special occasion.

Medical Forms
On entry into Mougins School, most parents provide a full medical history of their children using the medical form provided by the school. Some parents still need to do this for the welfare of their own children. Every 2/3 years, a full physical examination given by your doctor is necessary to keep these records up-dated. This will ensure that any problems with vaccinations, hearing or eyesight are detected at an early stage. Nurse Marian will have sent out new forms to all concerned by the end of June.
Please update and return the form for September

End of Term
School officially finishes on Friday 30th June at 12h00. Your child's reports and the final newsletter of the year will be given to them on the final morning. Please avoid leaving early – you have had a year to organise flights and there are nine weeks of vacation to follow. The new School year begins on Monday 4th September 2017.

Kindest regards,

Brian G. Hickmore