Head Teacher's Blog 8th December 2017
First of all, my apologies for the late publication of this Blog - sometimes technology and I are not best friends!!
We have had a very busy week last week, with visitors from both ends of the age spectrum. Monday and Friday we hosted 'Whiz, Bang, Wallop days for some of our local primary schools. We had over 130 students during the course of the 3 days and they spent time doing activities in Science, DT, PE, Music and Drama. Our JLT (Year 10 and 11) and Prefects helped out on both days and I think they had as much fun as our visitors! 2 very successful days, hopefully the first of many and I would like to thank all of the staff and students who were involved in making it such a success. I would also like to thank our Primary colleagues for joining us and the Primary students for joining in and bringing such enthusiasm to our school.
On Tuesday 5th we had our annual Christmas Concert at St Mary's Church in Long Sutton. Miss Shaw and her team (Mrs Manghan and Miss Miller) co-ordinated a brilliant show and the students were absolutely amazing. I was so proud to be associated with such talented and generous young people, well done to you all. There were some particularly good songs where our students had updated some classic Christmas tunes - imagination and talent galore!! Our star performers were:
Megan Williams, Holly Rostron, Rebecca Thompson, Holly Taylor-Hart, Samreen Gharu, Jodie Rhodes, Kyra Haime, Isabel Houchen, Libby Davies, Beatriz Rocha, Georgie Eldridge, Amy Palmer and Abby Magor. Congratulations also to the Peele College Choir and the Year 9 GCSE Music students who also performed.
Our musicians were up and performing again on Wednesday when we had the annual OAP Christmas Lunch. Our JLT students greeted the OAP guests and then served their food in the main hall. Mrs Boor and her team had organised and decorated so the hall looked very festive. After the meal our VIPs were treated to some musical entertainment, including the performers from Tuesday evening and also Mrs Orbell with her ukulele troop (as mentioned in the Spalding Guardian!!). Huge thanks to our JLT members from years 7-9 who helped out.
A bit of advance notice now - we have a non-uniform day on Monday 18th December to raise money for Friends of The Peele - this will be going towards the Year 11 Prom in the summer. £1 to be in non-uniform, Christmas Jumpers are welcome but no ripped jeans please.
Also, a reminder of the student Christmas Lunch on 13th December, we break up on 19th December and return to school on 3rd January 2018.
I wish you all a pleasant week as we build up to the Festive season, and I look forward to welcoming many of you to our Celebration Assemblies during the week from 11th to 15th December. We can celebrate the achievements of our students together and end the first term of this academic year on a high note.