On Friday 18 November, members of the School community gathered in the Chapel to celebrate the immense achievements of our Class of 2022, and the achievements at GCSE level of the Class of 2024.
Deputy Head Girl, Aimée, welcomed the assembled guests with warm words of togetherness, before Head Girl, Charlotte, gave the annual ‘View From the Hill’, with particular memorable moments being the fantastic Lent charity drive, incorporating Year 11’s Sport-a-thon and the Sixth Form Charity Week, and the West End-worthy production of My Fair Lady.
Head Alexandra Callaghan delivered a visionary speech around finding the joy in every day, in which she wove in stories of wild swimming, linking it back to being fully immersed in life. You can read her full speech by clicking on the link below.
Mr Craig McCready, Head of Sixth Form, and Mr Scott Temple, Head of Year 11, both delivered warm and personal speeches, congratulating and thanking the pupils for being such valued and memorable members of the community.
The presentation of prizes and public examination certificates, both GCSE and A level, was made by Deputy Head Mrs Zoe Ireland. This was a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the many and varied achievements of the girls. There were awards for effort, commitment and talent including awards for the care of the environment, for special and significant contributions to the School, and for academic excellence. The ceremony truly reflected and celebrated the School’s commitment to ‘educating the whole person’.
Chair of Governors Gerry McCormack added his reflections on the evening, before Deputy Head Girl Aoife thanked everyone for attending such a special event.
The speeches and awarding of prizes were peppered with beautiful musical contributions from the Senior Choir.
The real highlight of the evening, though, was the reunion of classmates and teachers. Recently retired teacher Mrs Lynda Hooper, who was Head of Year to the Class of 2022 for five years, returned to celebrate with them. The staff clapped with glee as their former pupils collected certificates and trophies, and were eager to catch up with the girls following the ceremony. It was joyous to witness friends coming together again to share stories of their university lives so far, while they reflected so happily on their time as Farnborough Hill pupils. The School is incredibly proud of you, girls, and we follow with interest to see where your lives take you.