From the Headmaster

23 June 2022 Categories Junior, Senior

Dear Parents,

As we approach the last day of school, I would like to remind you of a few items. Friday will be a non-school uniform day (mufti day), both in the Junior and Senior School. As is traditional, and as previously published, we will finish the school day at 1:25pm on Friday 25th June. This means that if you pick up a Junior School child you should be present on campus at 1:15pm; if you pick up a Senior School child you should do so at 1:25pm. As has been the case all year, owing to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not permit any child to take a bus that they normally do not travel on.

Teachers are busy finalising end-of-year reports and these will be distributed at the end of the week. Please note that the report will NOT be given to pupils. Instead, parents will have access to their child’s report via our parent portal – we will let you know exact details of how to access your child’s report when they have been uploaded.

Please encourage your child to bring home ALL of their belongings over the summer. Items should NOT be left in lockers/shelves as these will be disposed of. Also, please make sure your child has returned all of their textbooks, library books or anything else that they may have borrowed. For those Senior School children who are departing Campion, please return any locker keys that you may have.

It is that time of year where we need to say goodbye to colleagues. This year the school is saying “goodbye and happy retirement” to a few members of staff. First, having started work at Campion in 1979, we are saying a sad goodbye to Mrs Lista Andrianaki. The Senior School is also saying goodbye and happy retirement to our Head of Science – Mr Brosnan. The ever youthful Mrs Janet Sideris is retiring from her position of Head of PE in the Junior School having first started teaching in Chalandri in 1995. I am sure that you will join me, together with countless generations of Campion pupils, in wishing all three a long and happy retirement. We also bid a sad farewell to talented Cellist and Junior School music teacher, Mrs Sue Norton, who is returning to the UK. Year 6 teacher Ms Mary Vatista also leaves the Junior School and we wish both Ms Norton and Mrs Vatista good luck in their future endeavours. More about their replacements in September.

Finally, I would like to thank you, the Campion community, for all the help and support you have given the school during this past year. The Covid-19 restrictions have certainly been challenging, but it has been so nice seeing parents on campus to join in with our end-of-year celebrations and we are certainly planning for more of a “normal” year next year.

I end this letter wishing you and your family a happy and healthy summer holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back to Campion on Monday 5th September. To those families and children that are moving on to pastures new I wish you all the best and hope that you can come back and visit in the future (Covid-19 rules permitting!).

Wishing you all the best,

Mike Henderson