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Tuesday 9 January 2024

Tuesday 9 January 2024

Even though we returned to school last week, welcome to the first full week of 2024.  With Mr Hanratty being absent from school last week, this week we will be enjoying his New Year assembly, presented to each house.  Once again, we can say Happy New Year.

I continue this blog by commiserating the senior football players as last Wednesday they sadly lost their game in the last 16 of the National Cup.  The team were 2 – 0 up within 15 minutes, but went on to lose 4 – 3 to Newham College, Brighton.  It was a disappointing result, but the players and coaches should be very proud of what they achieved both on and off the pitch. 

Last Friday I launched the process of finding the next school captain and school vice-captain to Year 12.  It is this time of year when we begin the search, and by the start of Term 4 we will know the next two incumbents.  Best wishes to all who decide to apply.

Today after school the Year 11 Parents’ Evening takes place.  Parents will hear from subject staff about how their children are getting on, and how they should use the next four months to position themselves well for the GCSE examinations. 

Also this week we open our doors to the wider community for the first of three Post 16 Open Mornings.  On each morning prospective sixth form students will have a tour of the school and hear from their guides about what it is like being a Maidstonian as well as studying A-levels at MGS.  These mornings will be followed by the Post 16 Open Evening on Thursday 18 January.