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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

21 March 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to support their school at Friday's annual rugby and netball fixtures against Oakwood Park at Aylesford Rugby Club.  Once again the camaraderie and allegiance you all had for each other was overwhelming.  Well done to all the squads who played, bringing home five victories and a draw.  Results were as follows:  U12A won 15 – 10, U12B won 35 – 0, U13 won 45 – 5, U14 won 60 – 0, U15 won 22 – 7, U18 Girls Netball drew 13 – 13 and the 1st XV won 54 – 3.  Well done everyone.  A big thank you also to the staff who accompanied the players and who have supported them during the season.  A great day for MGS.  As well as the rugby last week we also played Oakwood at football in the Maidstone District League.  The U15 and both the U14 A and B teams played on Wednesday bringing home three wins out of three.  The U15s won 4 – 2, and the U14 A and B teams won 8 – 3 and 9 – 0 respectively.  Well done boys.

Congratulations to Ella Collie, Samuel Jeffery, Charlie Luxton, Matthew Piper, William Terry and Allen Wesson all from Year 12.  They won the Kent heat of the ICAEW National Business & Accounting Competition last week and will now be representing Kent schools at the National Final in Birmingham on the 30th June, competing against 42 other heat winners from around the UK.  Well done all and thank you to Mrs Acaster and Mr Seymour for supporting them.  Well done to Joseph Clapham, Paras Dixit, Ethan Ellingham, Samuel Fletcher, Edward Flower, Alfred Hodges and Matthew Taylor of Year 8 and 9 who spent two days in Birmingham last week taking part in the Big Bang Science Final.  We were one of over 400 schools taking part and these seven boys were a credit to MGS.  Thank you to them and to Ms Jefferson who has supported them for the last few months.

Tonight we welcome parents of Year 11 students into the school to attend the Year 11 Parents' Evening.  There are now only a few school weeks to go before the students begin their study leave and start their examinations, so this parents' evening comes at a good time.  On Thursday members of staff from the Senior Leadership Team are having a day away from school to discuss how the school is continuing to develop and how we can best support it.  We will be joined by two new faces who will be joining the SLT from September.  Days such as these are incredibly important and provide an opportunity for discussion and action away from the daily hustle and bustle of school.

On Friday MGS acknowledges Comic Relief.  There will be a number of events taking place during the day, including the selling of hundreds of cakes and the traditional Big Hall event.  This year the 6th Form students are putting on a Countdown themed event which will hopefully provide a few laughs.  Students, as normal, will be permitted to come into school in non-uniform, contributing £1 to do so.  Please do support the day.