In pursuit of excellence
As March gracefully dances onto the stage of our academic calendar, it has presented a multitude of opportunities that seamlessly intertwine with the vast array of events that have taken place at Bishopsgate this week.
In sport, our budding athletes are certainly embracing the shifting winds of March with fervour. Our U11A and U13A Netballers showcased their prowess at the IAPS qualifier hosted at Wellington College, their performances mirroring the newfound vigour of the season albeit with some tough matches. Yesterday, our swimmers dived headfirst into the IAPS Regional Qualifiers, their strokes cutting through the water of our pool with a renewed sense of purpose, echoing the ebb and flow of March’s tides. Meanwhile, our skiers who depart this weekend eagerly anticipate the upcoming challenges of the IAPS Ski Championships in Italy, their anticipation fuelled by promising new adventures and triumphs on that fresh snow that has just landed on the slopes.
In the academics, March brings with it a sense of renewal and growth. Amidst the academic hustle and bustle, our quiz team shone bright this week, securing a commendable third place in the National Quiz. With each passing day, our pupils continue to soar academically, such as is the case with some outstanding offers coming in from some of the most academically competitive schools in the country.
And amidst the flurry of activity, the arts took centre stage this week with last night’s Spring Serenade with pupils captivating all in attendance, with stunning choral melodies from around the world that echoed the vibrant spirit of spring.
I am deeply grateful for the insightful discussions held during our termly meeting with Class Representatives yesterday. Your invaluable feedback reaffirms our school’s direction whilst also embracing the wealth of fantastic ideas that contribute to Bishopsgate’s success.
As March unfolds, we eagerly embrace the changes and opportunities it brings, ready to tackle whatever comes our way with determination and enthusiasm. There’s a palpable sense of positive momentum propelling us forward into March, united in our shared commitment to excellence and innovation. Together, Bishopsgate continues to thrive as a powerhouse of a school!
Mr Peter Thacker