Category: Headmaster’s Notes

Headmaster’s Notes: Appreciating the Power of Nature

17th January 20

It was terrific to launch the Prince’s Mead Australian Wildlife Bushfire Emergency Appeal this morning. We will have witnessed the devastating images caught be the world’s media these last few weeks and the crisis is still ongoing with many of our friends and families being directly affected. More than 10 million hectares have been burnt,…

Headmaster’s Notes: The beginning is always today.

10th January 20

A very warm welcome back to you all and particularly to the new families and members of staff joining us this year. It was a joy to see our children return to Prince’s Mead with a spring in their step this week. Over the coming weeks, their challenge will be to sustain that energy, even…

Headmaster’s Notes: A Happy New Year!

7th January 20

A very happy New Year to you and I do hope you enjoyed a most relaxing Christmas with your families. We very much look forward to welcoming children back on Tuesday and hearing of their holiday adventures. We also look forward to welcoming our many new families, for what will be a very exciting and…

Headmaster’s Notes: ‘Tis the season to be jolly

13th December 19

As we woke up to those General Election results this morning, weary candidates from our own Prince’s Mead Mock Election were coming to terms with their results after a well-fought campaign; tempting voters with ‘more sausage rolls’, ‘homework-free birthdays’ et al. Thank you to our Returning Officers for their extraordinary work in counting the votes…

Headmaster’s Notes: beautiful singing at Winchester Cathedral

6th December 19

It was a great pleasure to welcome so many of you to our Christmas Carol Service at Winchester Cathedral yesterday afternoon for our annual gathering in the heart of the community. We are committed as a school to making a difference to the lives of our pupils but also to the lives of the community…

Headmaster’s Notes: Lifting the lid on Christmas

29th November 19

This week we have seen the Sports Hall in full use, with choir and nativity rehearsals in between those sports sessions of course. With some of the weather we have experienced this week we are so grateful for this fantastic space and for the talent to fill it! Amongst the hustle and bustle, it is…

Headmaster’s Notes: A hive of activity as rehearsals and practices are taking place

22nd November 19

Our Music Department is a hive of activity at this moment in time, as rehearsals and practices take place in preparation for one of the most exciting periods in the school year. Choristers, musicians, dancers and actors, supported so inspirationally by their incredibly talented teachers, are working tirelessly to ensure that that the forthcoming performances,…

Headmaster’s Notes: A real privilege to come together as a community

15th November 19

It was great to see so many of you at the Bonfire and Fireworks evening last weekend and a real privilege to come together as a community. Thank you to all those who worked so hard together, ensuring that the event ran so smoothly, especially to the PMA and our Estates team. Returning this week,…

Headmaster’s Notes: They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;

8th November 19

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. It was a great privilege to welcome Mr Pete Maidment, Chaplain of Lord Wandsworth College, to Friday Prayers this…

Headmaster’s Notes: from the rugged and majestic setting of the Lake District

18th October 19

Writing this from the rugged and majestic setting of the Lake District as Year 5 pupils take to the mountains in an early morning scramble, it hardly seems possible that Half Term is already upon us.  Those long summer days of 2019 don’t seem too long ago but since then, our pupils have been throwing…