It is almost impossible that term one has come to an end and with it the end of another calendar year.

This week has been particularly busy and time has simply galloped past in a flurry of activity. Firstly there was the satellite conference when ERV linked up with one of the major museums – the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris – to host students and celebrities from various walks of life.

The following day was Festival Masuku when selected pupils were able to watch short Gabonese environmental films and learn how to do likewise.

The whole school enjoyed a captivating exhibition of what happens out-of-lessons in ECA time. Some of the exhibits have been very impressive and will serve to help students make their choices for next term. The exhibition was billed as an introduction to the end-of-term shows while parents waited to take their seats. Primary pupils thrilled their audience with ‘Christmas time in the Land of Rhyme’ where Santa Claus seemed to have the answers to everyone’s problems!

Lower Secondary Students presented the story of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens in the guise of notoriously mean headmaster Mr Humbug. Fortunately everything works out fine in the end. I extend my thanks to all the members of staff involved in making these shows a success, especially Mr Osmundson, Mr McGarr and our wonderful musicians.

End-of-term reports are now available online via ManageBac and please remember that school starts again for students on Tuesday 9 January 2018.