Principal’s Welcome

Introduction – From the Principal 2023

I suspect that readers will share our feeling at school that 2023 has started differently to the two years since the start of the pandemic and I hope that each of you has felt a lightness of being and optimism that were difficult to find in 2021 and 2022. At the School the year has begun with a positive energy and enthusiasm across the community greater than in any year I have previously experienced.

As I write, we are three days away from our first set of Alumni reunions – 2008 and 2013. The return to onsite reunions over the second half of 2022 and now 2023 has been one of the most significant signs of ‘business as usual’ for us at the School. Alumni events held at the School are always occasions full of happy energy, wonder at the changes and a confirmation of Tintern Alumni as life’s ‘doers’, regardless of their professions, pastimes or focus.

I will also take advantage of this opportunity to thank the TGA and TOGA committees for their persistence and commitment through the last three years when so much was not possible. For TGA particularly, trying to build momentum in a relatively new body was stymied time and time again by the consequences of the pandemic, but the group pushed on and have achieved a terrific first phase of the association.

I look forward to seeing you when your year group is scheduled for a reunion. If you are wanting to come and visit the campus outside the reunions, I would enjoy the opportunity to walk around with you, and urge you to contact the Community Office and Di Lacey if you would like to.

Best wishes to you all and to our Alumni associations for a calm, productive and enjoyable 2023!

Warm regards

Bradley Fry



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