the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
23 September 2016
The school term is now well underway with girls settling into their new routines and with many of our extracurricular activities having started. Next week should see the start of all other clubs and we are looking forward to watching the girls’ skills in a range of activities developing.
We began the week with our Celebration Assembly and the presentation of a number of individual awards. We congratulated girls for achievements in swimming and karate and for receiving a Green Blue Peter badge for pond dipping. Year 1 and 2 girls received their first ‘Well Done’ awards of the year for being friendly and helpful, working hard and showing enthusiasm in lessons. There were also Scrapbook Challenge certificates in bronze, silver and gold for a number of girls in Year 5. It has been a privilege to sit and enjoy reading about the range of challenges and new experiences the girls have undertaken.
During the week badges have been presented to girls who have been elected as Form Captains and Vice Captains, Eco-Reps and Charity Monitors. We hope they enjoy their roles during the term ahead.
The School Council girls also had their first meeting on Tuesday of this week. They were set the task of asking their classmates about the charities they wish to support this year. Photos for our Council board were taken and Mrs Knott and Mrs Hobbs are looking forward to working with these enthusiastic girls.
Tuesday was a busy day as Year 3 set off on a Roman adventure to Lunt Fort where they experienced what life was like for Roman soldiers. Year 2 have also been extending their historical knowledge as they have begun their topic on The Great Fire of London with a collage of a house from the year 1666. They are looking forward to welcoming their parent helpers next month to help with the interactive workshop. Meanwhile they are immersing themselves in the life and times of Stuart England through role play, archaeological excavations and musical experiences. An exciting time ahead.
In Westbourne, the girls have clearly been enjoying their learning as they too have settled into their new classes. Kindergarten girls have been busy inside the classroom whilst Reception girls have been exploring the outdoor classroom.
Year 5 girls have ended the week with a trip to Land Rover which we will report further on next week.
Our Prefects and House Captains are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Open Day on Saturday and to guiding them around the new facilities. We also hope Year 1 parents will enjoy their first Open House morning on Thursday of next week. We have Macmillan Chocolate Morning to enjoy on Friday and we would like to invite parents to join our fundraising efforts by calling in to Prep Hall for a coffee or tea.
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News 23 September 2016
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