Carpe Diem – Seize the Day!

Elmhurst School for Boys

3rd September 2012

Welcome back to boys, parents and staff alike at the start of this new school year!

I am sure that you, like me, have been inspired by the extraordinary successes of the Team GB athletes this summer. I was lucky enough to be able to take the family to a couple of sessions of the main games (where I bumped into an Elmhurst family in fact!), and we were inspired by the efforts that every competitor from even the tiniest nation was making in his or her sport. What particularly overwhelmed me was how for most of the athletes, this one Olympics would be their one and only opportunity for Olympic, and global, glory. The window of opportunity for most sportsmen is so short. Each athlete must take their chance now, because it might not come again.

This is a scary but also enlivening thought for the start of a new year. I like all the boys to feel, to believe completely, that their time is now. Now is your chance to do your best, to try to be the best you can, to achieve to the best of your ability. Now is the time to take up a new sport, or musical instrument, or approach to your subjects.

September is a wonderful month and I wish you all the very best for an exceptional school year at Elmhurst.

Posted on 8th Feb 2019 | Early Years

Video: Inspire Maths - what our pupils think

Here at Elmhurst, all year groups benefit from learning through the Inspire Maths programme. Inspire Maths is based on the [...]

Read more »

Posted on 8th Feb 2019 | Key Stage 2

Years 3 and 4 become fashion designers

Years 3 and 4 have been studying the artwork of Sonia Delaunay. They learnt all about her life and her early work, [...]

Read more »

Posted on 8th Feb 2019 | Key Stage 2

Getting creative with music compositions

In their Music lessons this term, many of our pupils have enjoyed composing their own music: Year 4 have been putting [...]

Read more »
Photo Gallery Arrange a visi Request a Prospectus School Calendar
Est. 1869
Back to top Back to top

© 2019 Elmhurst School for Boys

44 - 48 South Park Hill Road, South Croydon, Surrey CR2 7DW

T: 020 8688 0661

Privacy Policy | Site Map

Part of Bellevue Education

Bellevue Education