the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
11 November 2016
We began the week with our Celebration Assembly where we congratulated our Year 5 and 6 Swim Squad members on their success in the first gala of the season. We also awarded Well Done certificates to Year 1 and 2 girls, individual awards for swimming, rounders and climbing success and several Scrapbook Challenge certificates. Miss Deacon shared the Independent History Challenge projects completed last half term and Mrs Eveleigh promoted this half term’s Science Challenges. We hope many girls will consider taking up one of these, especially as there is a challenge involving eating chocolate!
We also talked about the EHSPA Fireworks Party and Rosanna Nabavi, one of our Year 6 Newshounds reports, ‘On Saturday, EHS celebrated Bonfire Night with another spectacular firework display. The second show was set off by the lucky raffle winner, Ari Langrick, who won the prize of getting to blast off another round of fireworks. The event went off with a bang.’
It was a most enjoyable event and we thank all volunteers and members of EHSPA for all their hard work.
We also congratulate Laila Johngir and Olivia Dougan on the news that they have been offered places on the Link Squad with the City of Birmingham Swimming Club. The girls were selected after taking part in a number of trials. This Club provides elite coaching in aquatic sports for Birmingham swimmers from across the region and prepares them to compete at the highest levels regionally, nationally and internationally. Both girls have important events ahead and we look forward to sharing in their achievements in the future.
We started Wednesday with more success as 2S girls presented a most enjoyable assembly. They told us about the topics they have been studying this term to date, one of which was their speaking and listening task. This involved the girls in learning and presenting a poem. We were treated to a selection of these recitations from girls in all three forms. There were props and actions included and we enjoyed the confident performances from everyone. Well done girls.
The change in weather has kept the After School Care girls indoors on several evenings and they have been enjoying a range of craft activities. They have made penguins and other creatures from playdoh and this week made a range of designer jewellery from beads.
Other seasonal preparations are well underway with rehearsals taking place for the Year 2 Nativity on December 1 and the Westbourne Entertainment on December 12. We hope many parents will be able to join us for these events and for the Carol Service on December 9.
We have ended this week with Year 1’s visit to Tamworth Castle which we will report further on next week. We look forward to the Year 3 and 4 Teatime Concert on Thursday 17 November and to welcoming pupils and staff from St. John’s College, Portsmouth who are joining us for weekend activities.
Friday 18 November is Children in Need Day and girls are invited to take part in ‘The Big Spotacular’ by wearing non-uniform spotty clothes. We also hope to see many teams of parents at the EHSPA Quiz at 7.00 pm in the evening.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News - 11 November 2016
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