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Headmaster’s Letter 18th March

Posted on 18th March 2022

Dear Parent,
House Drama A big thank you to all the students and staff who took part in House Drama this week. After a year’s absence, students doubled their efforts to ensure that the three productions were as good as they could be. Students in Years 7-10 enjoyed three performances in the Town Hall in the morning and afternoon. This was followed by a performance in front of parents and friends. Ayscough won with their production of Alice in Wonderland. A special mention to the brilliant student house officials who have spent numerous lunchtimes rehearsing younger students. Our collection for non-uniform day came to £420 and was donated to the current Emergency Relief Ukraine appeal. Our next cultural event is the String Soiree on Tuesday 22nd March at 7pm in the Old Hall. You can reserve your place on the ParentMail form. Attendance As we are beginning to ease out of COVID and restrictions are effectively redundant from the start of April, I’m keen that we re-establish attendance protocols. Please note that when you report your child absent due to illness via email or voicemail, it helps us to know the symptoms they are experiencing. If your child’s attendance is below 90% and we do not have detailed explanations or there are patterns emerging, then you will be contacted by a member of staff to help us understand the issues and discuss support available. Please note that if attendance is below 90%, this means that by the end of the school year, 19 school days, which is a day shy of four weeks’ learning, has been missed. Intermediate Maths Challenge On 2nd February, 28 of our Year 9s and 36 Year 10s participated in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Anyone who gets over the national median score achieves bronze. Any student who gets a higher score than 75% of national participants, achieves a silver and approximately the top 6% nationally receive a gold certificate. Year 9 Bronze: Paige Allison, Shahnaz Anwari, Tyla Harris, Tashif Jajja, Pranav Karmani, Reuben Smith, Amelie Spencer, Yash Vaddaram, Kacper Wroblewski, Zara Zafar.

Silver (and qualified for the Grey Kangaroo competition yesterday): Ilias Briscoe, Sophia Faruqi, Charlotte Gothard, Rowan Lee-Muir, Bradley Minall, Jamie Parker, Tiana-Mai Redhead, Claire Tun Gold (special mention here, too, for best in school, and qualifies for Cayley Olympiad, where normally only about 500 students each year qualify): Alex Lawrence Year 10 Bronze: Michelle Agreda, Daniel Albert Lammin, Zenia Alvi, Daniel Barrick, Isabelle Catley, William Crowe, Beth Crowther, Katrina Donner, Toby Ekpeh, Caitlin Frost, Ibrahim Genty, Thomas Higginson, Daniel Horton, Ayla Jafri, Jaipreet Mattu, Charlie Nickells, May Smith Silver: Harry Clayton, Poppy Cook, Matthew Dent, Edith Green, Peter Jackson, Ewan Lince, Ruby Norburn, Arran Price, Ibitayo Saluwu Gold (and qualified for the Pink Kangaroo): Joe Reece, Omer Shahbaz (best in year group), Kishoor Vasuthevan The Olympiads and Kangaroo rounds of the competition took place yesterday. The results will be released in about 6 weeks. Well done to all those who took part, and it shows we have excellent problem solvers here. All mentioned above should be very proud of their achievements.

Senior Prefect Team
A record 26 students put their names forward for the Senior Prefect Team for 22/23. Hustings took place in the Old Hall last Friday and today, Mr McTernan and I are interviewing the final 12. I’ll announce the Senior Prefect Team in next week’s lesson. The team of six will be formally inducted at the Easter service at the end of term. The 12 in Year 12 who made it through to the final round are:
Holly Bradbury, Maddie Bray, Henry Clark, Elizabeth Cook, Emma Cowan, Sapphy Dunn, Lukasz Grab, Kieran Green, Raneem Jaibaji, Bobby Kneale, Jonathan Omonbude, James Sanderson
Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Caistor Grammar Design & Technology Department support students in applying for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship every year. This year we had six applicants entered the scheme and three have progressed to interview. Well done to: Jack Attridge, Mia Chong & Tyla Redhead If successful, they will progress onto the scholarship and receive funding support and an engineering mentor to aid them in exciting engineering opportunities throughout their 6th form life at Caistor Grammar. We wish them all the best in their upcoming interview! If you any students in Year 10 would like to be involved in the scholarship next year, see Mr Donington to put your name down.
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Sports results
The year 7 footballers won 5-1 this evening. Player of the Match: Matt Lammin.
Year 9 footballers lost 0-3 Player of the Match, Josh Flower.
Year 7 Netball won 12-2 Player of the Match, Elizabeth Lingard Year 9 Netball lost 18-21. Player of the Match . Annabel Peart
Yours sincerely,
Alistair Hopkins Headmaster