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Summer Term Calendar Dates w/c 3rd June:

Calendar Dates:

Sunday 2 June

Boarders Return 6pm-8pm

Monday 3 June

GCSE Maths Exam (am)

GCSE PE Exam (pm)

Moyles Court Inter Schools Chess Competition (Seniors)

Tuesday 4 June

GCSE Spanish Listening & Reading Exam (am)

U14 Boys Cricket v Ballard (h)

Wednesday 5 June

U13 Boys Cricket v Durlston (h)

U11 Boys Cricket v Ballard (h) U13 Girls Rounders v BCS (a)

U11 Girls Cricket v Ballard (a)

GCSE Geography Exam (am)

Thursday 6 June

GCSE English Language Exam (am)

U15 Rounders v LHS (a)

Friday 7 June

GCSE Biology Exam (pm)

Y2 Swimming

Moyles Court Art Exhibition (parents invited from 3.30pm)

Saturday 8 June

Ardeche Trip departs (return 16 June)

 

Looking Ahead:

Friday 14 June

Transition Day for Years Reception to Year 6

Headmasters Afternoon Tea and Drinks from 3.30pm on the Front Lawn (all parents invited)

Wednesday 19 June

Sports Day

Friday 21 June

Year 11 Prom

Saturday 22 June

Summer Fayre

Saturday 29 June

Summer Ball

Friday 5 July

Speech Day (11am)

Head’s Words of the Week:

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

I have written many times before about the importance of creativity in a curriculum, but what a week it has been here at Moyles and what an extraordinarily creative one in particular. Our Summer Musical Soiree on Thursday evening was an enormous success and a fabulous showcase of the musical talent in our school.

It is moments like this that only strengthen the argument for creative subjects in our schools and the demise of Music in many schools across the country is an absolute travesty. As Paul Reed Smith once said, “the world is in great need of more music education. When students play music, it allows a part of their artistic mind to express itself, which is very important in helping to balance a child intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.” The benefits of a music education are vast. Studies have shown that studying Music enhances language capabilities, it improves memory, it strengthens hand-eye co-ordination, it leads to much greater study habits, it improves concentration, it heightens problem solving abilities and it helps develop a sense of team and belonging. Above all else, it is brilliant fun, and an opportunity to escape and immerse yourself in a world of great calm and individuality. It was wonderful to see our children perform and to see them feel that great sense of achievement from performing in front of others.

Many of you will be familiar with the’10,000’ hours concept, popularised by Malcom Gladwell in his book, ‘The Outliers’, which states that it takes roughly 10,000 hours of practice for a person to become an expert in something. It’s a highly generalised concept, of course, but what it does remind us is that every expert was once a beginner, something we can too easily forget. So, be brave, take that first step, keep going, and don’t give up, because hard work always reaps rewards!

My enormous thanks to our Head of Music, Mrs Becky Cook, for inspiring our young musicians and to the fabulous team that made Thursday night such a success. But most of all, a huge thank you to the children, for bringing such joy and enthusiasm to us all.

As we break for half term, I hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday weekend and I, and the team, look forward to seeing you on Monday 3 June.

With my very best wishes,

Richard