Mougins School

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Headmaster's Notes

Dear Parents and Students,

Questionnaire - Thank You - Inspection Ahead
We would like to thank all the parents who have taken the time and trouble to fill in the online questionnaire in preparation for our ISI (Independent Schools' Inspectorate) inspection in just over a week's time. If you have not yet had the chance, you can still do so until Sunday 9th February. However, if you are unable to complete the questionnaire online, for whatever reason, you can pick up a paper copy from the office and return it, in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Reporting Inspector. From Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th February, there will be five inspectors in School to update our tri-annual accreditation, or quality assurance.

Farewell to Tony Bagwell
We were very sad to learn that our wonderful saxophone and woodwind teacher, Tony Bagwell, passed away last week. We will greatly miss Tony, who has worked with dedication and enthusiasm at Mougins School for 14 years. He was a wonderfully kind and gentle man and we are sure that all the children he taught were inspired by his passion for music and his many musical skills. Tony was a well known musician in the local community, as an arranger of music, performer, teacher and conductor - a rare kind of musician in this day and age.
Our thoughts and condolences are with his wife, Bernice, at this time.

His wife requested there should be no flowers at his funeral, but if you wish to make a donation, could you kindly do so directly to the British Heart Foundation.

Sister Act - not too late
The School's winter production of Sister Act is in full swing. There are two further performances, one tonight and the final one tomorrow, Saturday 1st February. Both performances are at 19h30 in the Performing Art Hall. Tickets are available at the door, within limits of seating. Well done to students, staff and parents, who have put in a huge amount of work to produce this exciting and fun production. A huge bravo and thank you to Margot Renssen, the show's director.

Mock (I)GCSE Examination Results
The results from the mock examination session will soon be sent to From 11 parents and a parents evening, to discuss individual results, will be held on Monday 17th March at 18h00 in the Examination Room. Although it may seem early, there will also be a short presentation on options for AS Level for September 2014. More details of the evening will be distributed to parents by letter.

Half Term Break
Our half term break starts on Friday 21st February at 15h30. We have 10 days to relax, ski or whatever else you have planned and students return on Tuesday 4th March 2014 at normal times .
(08h45- Secondary and 09h00 - Primary). Have a good vacation!

Kindest regards,
Brian G. Hickmore
Headmaster