Dear Parents/Carers, Staff and Students,
As I watched the community working together and bringing in their Christmas bags this week, I was reminded of what Helen Keller said, “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” Our partnerships within the community are just that, a partnership where we ALL benefit. They have been built up over time and work with an interdependent spirit. Some of our partnerships are about co-working, while others, like the Christmas bags, are about giving back to the partners that we also learn from. The TBS community does not just gain from taking time to reflect on the privilege that we have and our duty to recognise and act on that, but also in the way that we strengthen meaningful bridges that will last long into the future. Thank you for your support of these partnerships.
It was a real joy to see the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the students in the Secondary Winter concert this week. It certainly was a musical treat which demonstrated so much of the talent that we have at school. I was extremely pleased by the way all of our Y7, Y8 and Y9 students showcased their PAWS learning in innovative and exciting ways and it was clear to see the progress that they have made over this academic year. In addition to this, we were lucky enough to be entertained by solo and ensemble performers who surprised us with their high levels of skill and talent. Well done to all who participated and thank you for sharing your learning with us. Thank you also to the Owls who provided a warm welcome with mulled wine and delicious hot chocolate. The Primary Winter Concert and EY & KS1 production will take place next week and I know that they will also be a treat for all who attend.
On Monday, to help us kick off the last week of term with some Christmas spirit, students and staff are welcome to dress up in their Christmas jumpers or other festive outfits. We look forward to starting the week with some sparkle.