Last month, St George’s Sixth Form students and their teachers celebrated the end of their A-Level exams and the beginning of the next phase of their lives. Their graduation ceremony, held at the stylish Melia hotel in Kirchberg, was a charming setting for the students to begin their celebrations. The champagne reception was shortly followed by motivational speeches from the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Turner, the School’s Principal, Dr Barkei, the Secondary Head Teacher, Mr Fleet, the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Shaw, and the Head Boy and Head Girl.
The majority of St George’s Sixth Form students have been accepted to universities around the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Denmark. They will read subjects that range from Mathematics and Physics to Economics, Natural Sciences and International Relations at some of the best universities in Europe.
“The students have worked incredibly hard for the past two years of Sixth Form education and we hope they achieve the grades they deserve” stated Robert Shaw, Head of Sixth Form.
As the teaching section of the school closes for the summer holiday, credit must go to St George’s teaching staff for all their hard work throughout this academic year. “Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Primary and Secondary have engaged with all the students in their care and have in so many cases gone above and beyond expectations to help students progress and succeed” stated Dr Barkei, St George’s Principal.
St George’s has also announced that Mr Turner who, after 7 years as Chair of the Governing Body, is stepping down (although not retiring as a Governor). Mr Turner’s inclusive and encouraging leadership and friendship over the years has substantially contributed to the school’s development and success. Mr Cheesman, the current vice-chair, will be stepping up to the challenge at the start of the new academic year in September.
“Thank you for trusting us with the responsibility of providing your children, our students, with the best opportunities to receive a high quality education that challenges, stretches and rewards them” stated Mark Turner, retired Chairman of the Board of Governors.
St George’s will publish its exam results at the end of August and will be proudly opening the doors of its new Zinnen Building on the first day back at school on Monday 5 September 2016.