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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

19 October 2018

Following a very successful European Languages Day earlier in the term the girls in Prep enjoyed an afternoon of French entertainment as they were transported to ‘Le Bistro de Dan Rono’ at the end of last week. There was lots of French language to learn, all set with circus skills and French mime.

This week it was back to EHS for our Celebration Assembly on Monday morning. We congratulated our Year 1 and 2 girls on a range of endeavours from being kind, asking interesting questions and working hard in reading and Mathematics. Other awards presented included a judo grading for Waddiyah in Year 1, an archery medal for Violet and a gymnastics proficiency certificate and badge for Aditi.

There were congratulations also for our swimmers who are members of Orion Swimming Club. At their recent Club Championships there was success for Grace and Isla who gained 2 gold medals each and who achieved further success at the weekend when they competed in the Birmingham Water Gala in Walsall.  Freya, Olivia, Sfera and Cora also gained medals in a different age group classes in the Club Championships. We congratulate them all.

We were without Year 6 who were in Senior School for Inspiration Day following their entrance examination on Saturday. They really enjoyed the experience and are now looking forward to receiving their results.

On Tuesday as part of their Religious Education Studies, Year 4 visited St. George’s Church. We will revisit the church for our annual Carol Service in December when we are hoping that there will be a performance from our Year 6 hand bell players. They are enjoying learning to play these instruments which require good team work. We are grateful to EHSPA who provided us with several sets of the bells last year.

Nursery girls have also been extending their experiences of the world as they have been out and about collecting Autumn treasures at home and at school. This gave them plenty to explore back in the Nursery classroom.

We have enjoyed meeting parents this week at the consultation evenings and are now looking forward to next week. We have Harvest Assemblies on Monday and Tuesday, individual photographs being taken on Tuesday and Pink Day on Wednesday before we break up at the end of school. It will then be half term break which is well deserved after a busy first half term back at school.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Prep School
 

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