Happy New Year! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas holiday and that the boys have had a chance to re-charge their batteries ready for the term ahead. As usual we have much planned for the forthcoming term.
You may have noticed that Gracie Harris, one of our fabulous team of Assistant Teachers is expecting a baby very soon. She will be leaving us at the end of next week and will be replaced by Hayley Wallace, who is a graduate with experience of working with young children at Wellesley House Prep School, in Kent. Our GAP Assistant for this term is, Prep school old boy, Roland Merz and he will be with us for one term before he goes travelling.
You will see from the Spring Term Calendar that we have a stimulating and busy few weeks ahead of us. Please do check the dates carefully – particularly important ones to note are:
26th January – 8+ Examinations
28th January – Scholarship interviews and practicals
21st – 25th February – half-term
28th February – Book week begins
4th March – Author in school (costumes to be worn – being judged by author)
17th March – Spring Fair
18th March – Red Nose Day (boys to wear mufti and something red!)
31st March – End of Term
You will also find a copy of the calendar and other useful information, such as this term’s lunch menus, on the school website.
Although there is the long weekend, at the beginning of the summer term, due to the Royal Wedding and Spring Bank Holiday, we intend to start school, as planned on Thursday, 28th April. We did discuss the possibility of not starting term on the Thursday but the Prep school have two field trips which are going away on the Friday and with Common Entrance looming, Mr Edwards thought that it would be best if staff could touch base with the boys. It is our intention to have a cross-curricular fun day in the Pre-Prep, based on the royal wedding. If any boys are unable to attend school that day please would you request their absence, in writing, as per normal procedure.
This year Sports Day will be held on Tuesday, 5th July at 2.00 pm, at the Battersea Millenium Stadium. Please note that there will be no morning school on this day.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
With very best wishes to you all for the New Year and the term ahead!
Mrs P T M Cawthorne