Mougins School

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Head Master's Notes

Dear Parents and Students,

A Month Already
It seems incredible, but we have already been back at school for a month and the summer vacation seems something of the distant past. The School year has started well and the students have settled well into their subjects and timetable. The Form 7 students have just returned from their activity week on the Ile Ste Marguerite, in the Bay of Cannes, having had a great time and bonding at the beginning of their secondary school education. Thank you to all the staff who gave up their time and looked after the children for the five-day residential visit.

Café des Amis – New Chef
We are pleased to welcome our new chef – Ana Maria Cordido Gasperi. Ana is Venezuelan and apart from her excellent cooking skills, speaks English and French in addition to her native language. Students and staff have already noticed, and commented on the change, and we look forward to trying out some of her new ideas for the cafeteria over the coming months.

Security Barriers at the End of the Day
The entrance barrier at the end of the day is programmed to lift at specific times. Some parents are arriving 25 mins before that time, which is therefore 45 mins before the end of School. This presents a security issue. May I remind you that the barriers were installed as part of a number of security measures to increase the protection of your children at School. The barriers open 20 minutes before the end of the School day. Please do not arrive before.

If you have a driver or chauffeur, please make sure they understand the following times:

Mondays and Fridays 15h10 (end of School 15h30)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 15h50 (end of School 16h10)
Wednesdays 12h45 (end of School 13h05)

Secondary Sports Day
Our annual Secondary Sports Day takes place tomorrow – 29th September for all students from Forms 7 – 13 at the Stade Eric Estival in Mandelieu. We look forward to seeing as many parents as possible to support the students on this exciting day.

School Photographer
The School photographer will be in School on Tuesday and Wednesday 17th & 18th October. He will take individual and class photographs of all students and classes, which will be prepared into packages for you to purchase.

External Examination Results and Graduate Destinations
Full details of both of these are to be found elsewhere in this newsletter. Please study them carefully – they are both excellent and we should be very proud of our students and their teachers. On our website, you will find the same details for the past five years or more so you can compare year on year. It is a better way to be informed than listening to over the dinner table inaccuracies.

Secondary Homework Timetables
The homework timetables for the secondary school will be posted on the school website from next week onwards. You will find them under the drop-down menu ‘Academic’.

Half Term Break
Already looming up is the half-term break. The last day of the half-term is Friday 20th October at 15h30. We return on Monday 30th October at normal start times. Please note that Wednesday 1st November is a national holiday. I strongly advise you not to extend your vacation by taking the Monday and Tuesday off. Teachers will teach throughout the two days and they will not be going over the work for students missing school.

Have a good month of October.

Kindest regards,

Brian G. Hickmore