Headmaster’s Blog – 22.03.2019

Dear Parents,

School life never ceases to amaze me, in both its diversity and sheer pace. It has been another exciting week at Cumnor, after a weekend on crutches nursing a poorly knee, injured in the resounding staff victory over the parents on Friday evening. As I said to Mrs Cummings… “It was worth it!” and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

The week began with the usual assembly, this week discussing the benefits of listening to adults and why the advice adults is from a place of caring and experience. It can often be hard to give the right advice as an adult or parent, especially when you have children as articulate and well versed in persuasion as ours. I urge all parents to stick to their values and morals, make decisions for your children that will provide them with long term gains, not short term pacification. Someone once told me ‘the right thing to do is often not the easiest’.

I had a great day at City of London Freemen’s School watching the under 13 sevens rugby team play on Monday. The boys were a pleasure to be around for the day and they worked very hard developing their game over the course of the day. Mr Barnett did a great job of imparting knowledge and learning throughout the day.

A word of warning to parents, please stay on top of the screen time and the type of websites your children are accessing. It is sensible as a parent to have a once a week history check on all devices, as despite the wealth of information and great material online there are still many dangers.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Cummings
Headmaster

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