We would like to extend a warm welcome to Kristine Sell from Bavaria, and Lucie Lelievre from Normandy who will be part of the staff of the school for the year and assisting the teaching of German and French. The intended aim of this programme is to encourage the speaking of foreign languages and assist teachers in these departments. We would also like to welcome Olivia Gu Huiying from Shanghai who has commenced teaching a module in Chinese Mandarin to Transition Years. She is also giving a short course in Chinese to First Years. This follows the very successful introduction of the Chinese language as a module in Transition Year last year.