Sorry – it’s only me, Justin Chippendale, lowly Headmaster this week. I have had so many people building my self-esteem recently by telling me how nice it was to have Emma fill this spot in the newsletter last week and how well she had written etc etc… clearly I should be away more often!
As you know, I was in Hong Kong for a few days and, once again, it was a privilege to catch up with so many terrific alumni who form part of our 70 year history with the region. The main purpose of the trip was to continue the connection and I met some strong applicants who wish to join us here at King’s Hall. I very much hope that at least one of them might be here in January and there were several looking to join later next year in September. There was a tiny bit of time to be treated and a trip on Franklin Heng’s boat (Franklin was my generation when I was at the College) was certainly a highlight as was dinner at the top of the ICC tower (tallest building in Hong Kong) on the eve of our return flight.
To come back to the week that sees Year 8 put on The Lion King has meant that the treats keep coming and I am looking forward to their final performance to another packed house tonight. It is a spectacular success and I am sure there will be Newsletter reports to come but the children, parents and both Mr D-J and Mrs Keirle are to be sincerely congratulated.
We have come to the half way point of the second half of term this weekend and thoughts inevitably move towards the Festive season. I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Carol Service - in only 16 days’ time!