Headmasters Blog #5 

For it is in giving that we receive! (St. Francis of Assisi) 

Copthorne parents and children have been very good at “giving” so far this term. From the Macmillan Coffee Morning that raised over £600, to the Harvest Festivals that provided much needed food for Crawley Open House, to the red mugs full of 20p’s to feed a child in Africa for one day. Children too, have generally given their best efforts in all that they do. Thank you! But as Mother Theresa said, “Give, but give until it hurts”, so we have still lots more that children and parents can do over half term if they wish.

Operation Christmas Child is organised by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity that distributes shoeboxes full of gifts to needy children in many parts of the world. Copthorne Prep School has been supporting them for 10 years. More details and guidance can be found on the website www.samaritans-purse.org.uk and shoeboxes can even be ordered and completed online if parents prefer to do it this way. The boxes will be collected from Copthorne in the second week of November, so half term is a perfect time to complete one or more and support this very worthwhile and uplifting charity!

“We now have so many methods of communication: Land phone, Fax, Mobile phone, Text, Email, Website, VLE, Newsletter, Clarion Call, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram … and the list keeps growing … But has Communication itself improved?” 

We try really hard to ensure that we do communicate effectively with all parents, and although we are still not yet perfect we are trying hard! We do have a Copthorne Facebook page that many parents belong to and use to pass on information, remind people about school events and generally talk in a very positive way about the school, (not personal or political matters please!) If you are a Facebook user, you may wish to join. As social media really is the in thing, you may find the Headmaster posting things on Facebook every now and again, and he may even start tweeting soon!!!!!

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