This week: Appearance Policy, Y11 - Goodbye & Good Luck, Performing in the Royal Albert Hall.
A number of parents and students have asked for clarification of our Appearance Policy, which states the following:
Students at the school may wear what they wish, but are expected to dress appropriately for an educational environment. Students should not dress in a manner likely to offend public decency, or wear clothing which prevents or interferes with identification through recognition of the whole face for security and safeguarding purposes or communication and learning. These rules also apply to those sitting examinations. If a student’s clothing is in breach of this policy, the student will be required to change.
This document provides guidance for parents and students about clothing that is inappropriate for school.
Year 11 – Goodbye & Good Luck!
Last Friday we said goodbye to the Year 11s at the annual Leavers’ Lunch.
The school hall was adorned with balloons, table decorations and there was pizza, cupcakes and punch for everyone to enjoy. The lights were dimmed and there was a wonderful, friendly atmosphere. Our Head Girl Team organised an extraordinary game of Kahoots with questions going right back to events in Year 7 – five years ago!
They had also identified ‘the Girl Most Likely To ….’ for every single girl in the year group and a sash to go with the prediction.
Ms Doyle, Ms Nicolau, Ms Rahman, Ms Alvarado, Ms Man and Ms Ghorbannejad were all there as were most of Year 11 teachers.
All the girls had dressed up beautifully and they looked fabulous!
Performing in the Royal Albert Hall
Four students from CSG (Ellie in Year 9, Aurora in Year 8 and Ella and Caitlin in Year 12) performed at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night, with soul star Michael Kiwanuka, at the launch of his new album Love and Hate. It was the first concert of a global tour, and they were singing in his first song, Cold Little Heart.
It was a fantastic opportunity - offered to them all (and three other girls) - by Young Music Makers (YMM), where they all learn and play music (including singing lessons) on Saturday mornings. They sounded amazing and really added value to the song. They also loved and learnt a huge amount from the whole experience of being part of such a professional concert - including the rehearsal in a recording studio, meeting the whole band and getting autographs, having backstage passes that allowed them to go anywhere in the RAH, getting ready in front of dressing room mirrors with lights, and watching the whole concert - as well, of course, of singing on the RAH stage to an audience of about 5,000!
Daisy Coole (one of the instrumental teachers at CSG) is Music Director of YMM.