The Pageant 2017
The first performance is on Tuesday 19th December at 1.15 pm. Doors will open at 1.00
p.m. Please be in time for the start. This will be for families of classes 1,3,5,7 and 9.
The second performance will be on Wednesday 20th December (the last day of term) at
10.15 am and will be for families of classes 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. Doors will open at 10.00 p.m.
Please be in time for the start.
If you have children in both ‘odd’ and ‘even’ number classes, please attend the performance
assigned to the class of the eldest sibling. If one of your children is in a certain performance
with a special part, please come to that performance instead of the one usually
assigned to you, in order to support their effort and enjoy their achievements.
Our wish is for this to be a memorable Pageant for everyone. We want to avoid overcrowding,
inconvenience, and the inevitable disappointments these can create, so please try to
come to your assigned performance.
We would also like to remind parents that, while the Kindergartens hold Christmas Festivals
that are suitable for the younger children in our community, the Pageant is the Christmas
Festival for Classes 1 – 10. It is very important that it is held in a quiet and reverent
mood throughout. Please do not applaud until the very end of the performance!
Parents of young children need to bear in mind that the Pageant is very long and the hall is
hot and uncomfortable. The raked seating is the only seating available to parents and, even
when being very careful, it is impossible to leave without creating quite a lot of disturbance.
The content of the Pageant is appropriate to Classes 1 – 10 and is unlikely to hold the
attention of toddlers and children of Kindergarten age for such a long time. You each know
your own children. If you are sure that they can sit on an uncomfortable seat watching and
listening in silence for almost an hour and a half, then by all means bring them. If you
think they cannot, please be considerate to the pupils, parents and teachers of Classes 1 –
10 (and to your little ones) and make other arrangements.
With many thanks and best wishes,