Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog of 2023. I hope you all had a good Christmas and a well-deserved break.
We returned last week to a three-day week and the tail end of the formal Christmas period. Normally we look forward to the year ahead and have Christmas behind us, but with the need to postpone the Christmas meal that many students purchased to enjoy in December, the start of the new term had a festive element to it. It was so good seeing the students enjoy their meals together and wearing their Christmas Crowns, even if it was January. Thank you to Cucina, our food provider, for putting on a good spread.
Last week we also saw the 1st XI senior football squad beat Harvey Grammar School 6 - 1 to produce a deciding match against Norton Knatchbull next week to determine who wins the Kent league. The squad has had an excellent season to date, not losing a match in nine games, and so excitement is brewing because MGS has not won the senior league for over 10 years. Good luck boys.
Friday last week we welcomed over 30 families into the school at the first Post 16 Open Evening. Our own sixth form students guided the families around the school to see a typical day at MGS. Three more open mornings take place next week.
Finally this week, year 10 students complete a set of examinations that mark halfway in their GCSE studies. We wish them all well.