Review of autumn term successes | Portsmouth High School

Review of autumn term successes

As we approach the end of 2015 it gives me the opportunity to reflect on the autumn term. It has been as busy as ever and the girls have mixed working hard with an enjoyment of learning and all the other activities that go with it.

There have been notable sporting successes. Our netball teams in all year groups spent the majority of the term unbeaten and gained some substantial victories. I do believe that taking part is important but it is a life skill to strive to win in a sportsmanlike manner and I am proud to report that the girls have displayed steely determination without being overly aggressive or arrogant. I have enjoyed watching them play and look forward to the busy fixture card that awaits us in the spring term. There will be netball, hockey, football and cross-country to keep them busy.

Music is a strong element of the school and this term has seen many girls starting to learn to play new instruments. The orchestra will be bolstered in the spring and it has been heart-warming to see performances in assembly from girls who have only just begun to play. Young musician of the year will be a hard fought contest next term.

It has been a particularly enjoyable 2015 and I await 2016 with anticipation. There is much to do and I am as excited as the girls about the next twelve months. I wish everyone a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.