This week: School Improvement Plan, End of Term Concert, Mary Kavanagh
School Improvement Plan 2018-20
Teachers, support staff, students and governors have been discussing what we need to do to improve the school over the next two years. We have drafted some priorities and we would like parents to send us comments on these. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your views.
End of Term Concert
Our annual summer concert on 5th July was a wonderfully enjoyable event. Students from all year groups in the school performed an impressive programme of music ranging from Henry Purcell’s ‘Let Us Wander’, Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto number 1 and Szymanowski’s ‘Sonata for Violin and Piano’ through to ‘The Long and Winding Road’ by Lennon and McCartney, ‘Slew Foot’ by Dizzy Gillespie and a composition by one of our own students, Olivia, ‘Where My Mother Lies’.
The performances were consistently strong, and the demanding schedule of rehearsal and preparation had clearly been worthwhile. There was a large, very appreciative, audience who enjoyed refreshments from CASCA as well as the varied and uplifting music.
Many thanks to the music department, all the performers and the audience who came along to support the concert.
We send our very best wishes to those performers who are now leaving us to move on to the next stage of their education.
Congratulations to Mary Kavanagh, long-standing CASCA member, fund-raiser for the school and exceptional supporter of Camden School for Girls for many years. Mary completed a 5km run on Hampstead Heath at the weekend, raising money for cancer research. She completed it in 1 hour 17 minutes!
This is Mary’s account of the experience:
‘I am feeling very proud of myself to have achieved such a tough challenge.
I was roasting before we started and didn't know if I could do it. Determination got me through, especially when we came to a hill that was brutal. It was in the woods, very steep, the ground was uneven and tree roots were lethal, but at least it was shaded from the sun.
Every time I was in the sun I sped up to get back into the shade, it was insufferable. All the training in Waterlows paid off, and I felt sheer relief when I crossed the finish line. The best thing for me is, not only have I hopefully helped someone else, I have helped myself, physically and mentally’.