Shrewsbury School

eNewsletter: Friday 13th October 2017

Notices to Parents and Guardians

Live streaming of the House Singing Competition, Friday 13th October
If you are not able to be physically present in the Alington Hall tonight for the Inter-House Singing Competition, we very much hope you will be able to watch it via the live stream. Details of how to access this were emailed to all parents and guardians on Wednesday. The broadcast will still be available to view until 11.00 BST on Saturday for those of you who are not able to watch it in real time. And after that, DVDs of the event will be available to order from MicroVideo

Carol Services
We will be holding three Carol Services this term, one at 5.30pm on Sunday 3rd December, one at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th December and the final one at 5.30pm on Friday 8th December. Space in the Chapel is at an absolute premium for these services. We regret that therefore tickets will be allocated only to pupils and their parents on a first come, first served basis. For full details of the ticketing arrangements for the Carol Services and a reply slip for reserving tickets, please see the Headmaster's letter to parents: Carol Services.The closing date for ticket applications is 17th November.

‘The Discomfort Zone’: Presentation to Parents, Sunday 29th October at 6.00pm
At the start of the second half of term, we will be launching a whole-school ‘Failure Week’ where our focus will be on getting out of your comfort zone and recognising the importance of failure as a stepping-stone to success.  Peter Middleton (Deputy Head Co-Curricular) and Maurice Walters (Deputy Head Academic) will be hosting a 45-minute presentation to parents on Sunday 29th October at 6.00pm in the Ashton Theatre where they will look more fully at these themes from an educational perspective.  The presentation will examine areas such as what prevents young people from being willing to make mistakes, how they can respond effectively to making mistakes and why failure-aversion is detrimental to a success pathway.  All parents are warmly invited to this presentation.

New-look Shrewsbury School website
During the course of the half-term exeat, we will be launching a new version of the School website. Much of the existing content is being retained, but you will notice a considerable difference in how it looks – and we hope you will find the site much easier to navigate, particularly on phones and tablets. We are not anticipating any teething problems when the site goes live, but please bear with us if there do happen to be any blips in the first few days. If you have any comments, queries or ongoing problems with the new website, please email

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