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Sir Harry’s News

3rd December 2021
Dear Parents/Carers,
COVID Update - Quarantine
Due to the discovery of the new coronavirus variant, we have made the decision to reintroduce quarantine for students who travel abroad over the Christmas holiday.  If students leave Malawi over the Christmas period, they will need to quarantine before returning to school.  They should either quarantine for ten days or they can quarantine for seven days with a negative COVID test at the end of that period. 
We thank you for your understanding. 
Star of the Week / Principal Awards
Nursery Tim Biswick
Songani Penjani Munthali
Chiradzulu Uchizi Kamanga
Nawimbe Takomerwa Chigeda
Chagwa Reuben Kamphinda-Banda
Malumbe Okhuwa Masangwi and Seko Ngwira
Year 7 Theo Mvula
Year 8 Akuzike Masanche
Year 9 Clement Kaponda
Year 10 Precious Phiri
Year 11 Kristian Thompson
Last  Week
Year 1 Royal Banquet

Last Friday, year 1 had a royal banquet in the Chiradzulu Castle!  They all came dressed as royalty.  Thank you to all their parents for helping them with their costumes.
This Week
Secondary Exams 

This week our Secondary students finished their termly examinations.  We have been impressed with their determination and effort.  We look forward to discussing their progress during the parent consultations.
Secondary Little Engineers Programme
This week have had a visitor from the Airbus Foundation. She has been working with some of our secondary students on an exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project.  Our students have designed aeroplanes and rockets using computer software.
Under 16 Basketball Match against Mulunguzi Secondary School
After school today, our secondary basketball team will be playing a match against Mulunguzi Secondary School.  We wish them all the best.  
Next Week
Years 7-9 Design Technology Days - Monday 6th to Tuesday 7th December

Next Monday and Tuesday, students in years 7 to 9 will be taking part in a design technology challenge.  They will design, make and evaluate a moving vehicle.
Years 3-6 Forensic Investigator Talk - Wednesday 8th December
Next Wednesday, students in years 3 to 6 will be having a zoom call with a forensic investigator from the Australian Federal Police in Canberra Australia!  This will link to their topic on crime and punishment.
Secondary Parent Consultations- Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December
Next Thursday and Friday, we will have Secondary Parent Consultations taking place on the school field.
Christmas Singalong- Friday 10th December
Next Friday, we will have a whole school Christmas Singalong where each class from Pre-Nursery to Year 11 will sing a different festive song.  Due to our COVID restrictions, it will not be possible for parents to come and watch.  However, we will be posting the songs on our Facebook and Instagram page on different days during the Christmas period.
Class Parties - Friday 10th December
Next Friday, we will be having class parties to finish the term.  Students may come to school wearing their home clothes.
End Of Term - Friday 10th December
Term will finish next Friday (10th December).  Day students should be collected at 11am and boarders at 12:45pm.

Key Dates

6th Dec Year 7 Design Technology Day 10th Dec Class parties
6th Dec Year 8 Design Technology Day 10th Dec End of term. Finish 11am (Boarders depart 12:45)
7th Dec Year 9 Design Technology Day 10th Dec 11:00-3:00 Secondary Parent Consultations
8th Dec Year 3-6 Forensic Investigator Talk 10th Jan Boarders returning after lunch
9th Dec 3:00-5:30 Secondary Parent Consultations 11th Jan Start of Term 2
10th Dec Christmas Singalong    
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Yours sincerely, James Elford (Principal)