Thought for the Day – Friday 21st October 2022
Finish Well, Happy Half Term
Thank you for all your work this half term.
From: Mr. Reeve’s ultra run; assemblies; record examination results; subjects; lessons; literacy, oracy and vocabulary; homework; sports practices and fixtures; staff charity runs; music lessons, practices and concerts; drama clubs, lessons and production preparations; debates; educational visits; charity, community and library opportunities; open evening; all the many enrichment extra-curricular and house events; the fantastic breakfasts, breaks and lunches from the catering team; guest speakers; careers advice; the work done by the caretakers and cleaners (especially cleaning up after yesterday’s very wet weather); all the essential and vital behind-the-scenes work done by senior staff, governors, support and technical staff and work with Bromcom transition, so, so much has been given once again by staff, students and parents. It is never taken for granted and much appreciated. Teamwork makes the dream work.
In particular, we must mention our new staff, new students and new parents. Thank you for joining “The Black and Gold Spirit”. Year 7 were outstanding at the music concert on Wednesday evening. Equally, Year 12 have made an excellent beginning.
We never ever forget all who contribute, and have contributed, to “The Black and Gold Spirit”. We say farewell today to Mrs. Hollins and thank Mrs. Hollins for her brilliant work in Learning Support at TBSHS. This is also an opportunity to pay tribute to all the Learning Support Team for the invaluable and wonderful work they do with students inside and outside of class.
This has been an historic term. We will always remember the devotion, duty and selfless service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We finish well today. Half term, when it arrives, provides an opportunity to rest, reflect, read, rejuvenate, to continue to do good, help family and other people. Year 11 and 13 students will spend some of half term revising for their very important mock examinations. All students should contribute to Black History Month in spirit, awareness, thinking and action. Creating and submitting, and living by, a poster is one example. We continue to think of, and help, all those experiencing very challenging times both locally, nationally and internationally. We take every day at a time with care, compassion, empathy, hope, love, respect and support. Inspirations help people through and they are all around us and in our hearts. Thank you for your contributions to Bishop’s Stortford Food Bank. Interact will be selling food for mental health charities today and poppies for The Royal British Legion after half term.
There was no more important presentation of this, or any term, than the excellent presentation you received on on-line safety organized by Miss Butler. Please remember those lessons from our inspirational speaker, Ms. Pokuah, over half term and always.
On-line and in person, stay safe and look after yourself and look after, and reach out to, others.