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Headmaster's Weekly News, Friday 29th March, 2019

Mar 29, 2019

29 March 2019



Dear Parents

Celebration Assembly
Congratulations to all those children who brought in awards for our Celebration Assembly today. I was impressed by the breadth of activities as well as the standard that the children are achieving. Many of the children described how they had won their award. They spoke with a great deal of knowledge and passion about their activity. It was a great opportunity for all the children to find out a bit more about their peers and celebrate their success. What a talented group of children we have at Highfield!

Mothers’ Day Shop
Thank you to our wonderful HPPTA for their Mothers’ Day shop on Friday. They sourced very thoughtful gifts for the children to buy. It was interesting to watch some children deliberate between a few choices whilst others knew exactly what they thought their mums would like. I know that our Highfield mothers will all be delighted with their choices and with their wonderful cards. I just hope they manage to get them home in one piece and keep them a surprise until Sunday!

Easter Egg Raffle
Thank you to everyone who has kindly donated Easter Eggs for our Easter Egg Raffle. We still need a lot more if we are going to be able to guarantee an egg for every child. The first draw will be next Wednesday followed by the bigger eggs on Thursday. Tickets will be on sale, in the dining room, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Tuesday after school. The children are already getting excited, counting the eggs each time they enter the Office and picking out their favourite!

Parking Drop-Off
A number of parents have been parking and leaving their car in the drop-off zone. Please could I remind parents that these spaces in front of school are for parents to drop off children who are happy to walk into school by themselves. When used correctly, this is an efficient system which reduces congestion in the main car park. However, recently, it has increased congestion as cars have been left unattended. Thank you for your support.

Year 4 Orienteering at Rivington
Our Year 4 pupils left for a day of teambuilding this morning. They will be completing an orienteering course in small groups in Lever Park. There will be pictures on Facebook and a full report in the Newsletter next week.

Preston Schools’ Cross-Country
On Wednesday, 6 of our cross-country runners took part in the Preston Schools’ Cross-Country at Archbishop Temple School. It was a great afternoon with clear sunny skies, perfect for running a cross-country race. The girls were up first and lined up with over 90 girls from across Preston. Some fantastic running around the course from all the girls saw Eva finish first from Highfield closely followed by Lucie and Natasha. Next up was the boys’ race. Again, there were around 80 runners all eager to start. The boys battled hard against some tough opposition with Omar finishing first for Highfield followed by Yawar and Josh D.
Well done to all who took part in the final race of the cross-country season.

Sports Clubs
There will be no sports clubs in the final week of term.

Merit Awards
RB: Ahmad RH: Zarlala 1D: Esme 1W: Anoushka 2E: Aibhlin
3J: Moin 3M: Amber 4D: Arianna 4S: Isa 5M: Sienna 6H: Adam 6P: Aishah
Monitors of the week: Zainab and Sophia
High 5 Award: Kavya

Thought for the Week
A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend. (anon)

Yours sincerely


J M Duke


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


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