Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back to school and a very warm welcome especially to our new pupils, parents and teachers. Welcome especially to 2019 and the 50th Anniversary of King’s Group!

I do hope you enjoyed a good break, spending time with family and friends. I must say it has been a joy to see the children’s smiling faces as they come through the gate to school. Indeed, my assembly at the start of term was about gates, doorways and entrances as January is the ‘doorway’ to a new year. It is named after the Roman God, Janus, the god of doorways, time and transitions, looking towards the future and to the past…

 

KING’S GROUP 50th ANNIVERSARY

 

Over the coming months we will be holding various events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of King’s Group. The first will be on the 7th Feb, when we will be burying a time capsule and several dignitaries will be visiting our school.

 

Also, linked to this you will notice our new website. This is currently under construction, with a few bugs and typographic errors being ‘ironed out’. Thank you for your patience while we sort out these issues.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to look at the new King’s Group website, here, celebrating not only the 50 years of the group, but also the diversity of the organisation.

 

OPEN DAY

Please be advised that there will be a school Open Day on Friday 25th January at 9.45 am. Please spread the word among any acquaintances, friends or relatives that might be interested in enrolling their children in our school. Please contact carlos.campos@kingsgroup.org for confirmation.

 

RE-ENROLMENT LETTERS

You may have received a reminder regarding re-enrolment for next year. Please do fill this in as soon as possible and return to us. If you have not received your letter, or have misplaced it, we do have some copies available at reception.

 

HEAD BOY, HEAD GIRL AND THEIR DEPUTIES

After a rigorous application, voting and interview process, I am happy to announce that our Head Boy and Head Girl are: Manuel I. and Blanca C M. My congratulations to them, but also to Rupert J and Benita R who will make outstanding deputies. These four excellent individuals will make a very strong leadership team in our Sixth Form and will set an excellent example to the rest of the school.

 

STAFFING

Unfortunately, we have had a bout of staff sickness, accidents and, sadly, bereavements during the holiday period.

Mrs Brett who has been away on compassionate leave, has suffered an injury and is unable to return for a short while. Fortunately, we have Mrs Stackhouse (ably supported by Mrs Simkins), who will teach in Reception during her absence. Mr Laing will also be away for a short while through sickness. The 6th form will be run by Mr Snowden and myself until Mr Laing returns.

 

On a different note, I would like to inform you that Sr. Puente has taken over the running of the Spanish Department. Also, we welcome Srta. Saez to our Spanish department (who will be covering Sra Ibañez’s leave) and Miss Pickard to Business Studies and Humanities. Both have settled in well and are enjoying their first week at KCM.

 

UNIFORM SHOP

Please note the School Uniform Shop will only be open from 09:15 – 11:00 on Monday 14 January.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tues 15th Jan Primary Inter-house Chess begins
Wed 16th Jan  KS2 Parents’ Evening
Thurs 17th Jan  KS2 Parents’ Evening

 

…AND FINALLY

 

I am writing this before we know the outcome of the football tournament today in Elche. I am sure that our teams represented the school admirably.

 

Enjoy a good rest and see you again on Monday.

 

With my best wishes,

Mr Rumistrzewicz