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Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Firstly, it is always good hearing from Old Maidstonians and how they are getting on after leaving MGS.  Hamish Reilly (OM 2019) took part in the U23 World Triathlon Championship in Abu Dhabi last Friday and won Bronze!  It was Hamish’s first time racing not only at this level championship but also at the Olympic distance, in what was an incredibly hot climate.  We are delighted for Hamish and wish him continued success.

This week we welcome back Year 11 from their mock examinations for the last two weeks of term.  Their examination papers are now being marked by their teachers, and so very soon we should find out how they got on. It is good to have Year 11 back.

Yesterday we enjoyed an hour with Year 12 and their parents at our annual GCSE Certificate Presentation Afternoon.  Students were presented with their GCSE certificates following three years of hard work as well as hearing from key staff and students about the School’s achievements.  Thank you to the parents who were able to attend as well as to the many Old Maidstonians who returned to see their old school once more and to sing the School Song.

The Year 10 Virtual Parents’ Evening is taking place on Wednesday providing an opportunity for parents to hear how their children are progressing through the GCSE years.  Let us hope the evening is a positive one.

Students in Year 8 are involved in two days of activities that will help them think about future careers, and in doing so get them to consider what GCSE subject choices they wish to make.  We have run these two days of activities for Year 8 for a number of years now and we have found they really help the students think about what they want to do after they leave MGS.

And on Friday we are hosting our Christmas Charity Day where students will be encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper, buy goodies from the MGS Christmas market, and bring donations in for a number of local homeless charities.  The usual £1 contribution on the gate for non-uniform will also apply.