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the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress

Prep News

16 September 2016

We began this first full week back with the announcement of our Year 6 positions of responsibility. Our Head Girl for the year ahead is Noor Lambert and Deputy Head Girl is Jaipreet Dhanjal.  These two girls and the team of school prefects were chosen by members of staff and their peers and we are looking forward to working with them during the year.

On Tuesday, we marked Roald Dahl day by finding out about the famous author and his regime for writing his famous books.  It was clear that amongst Year 4 and 5 girls everyone had a favourite.  We were just glad that we were not joining his family for their planned Mr and Mrs Twit-themed lunch!

Girls have been busy getting used to the new routines that being in a different class brings.  They have also been getting to know each other better.  In the pictures below you can see the self-portraits that Kindergarten girls have produced during this time.

In Nursery our newest recruits have been enjoying a range of different experiences already including producing a wonderful ‘Seasons’ collage and working on the ipads.  They are clearly enjoying their learning.

In Year 6 the girls have already taken a trip.  They have been to the centre of the earth in their Geography lessons, travelling through the various layers and discovering the final destination was very hot.  They have also been enjoying trying to identify the Olympians who have appeared on their challenge board this week. 

We enjoyed meeting parents at our Information Evenings which are intended to help parents become more familiar with the information for the year ahead.  It is always good to meet with our parent community.  We hope they will feel more involved in school life with our planned initiatives for this year.

We end the week with some very pleasing news of the success of one of our girls.  Isla Batchelor in Year 2 has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Dragonfly Tea Competition for her story, ‘The Dragon’s Hiccups’.  We wish her good luck and hope she will enjoy the finalists’ event which takes place in October in Henley-on-Thames.  Well done Isla!

Next week we are looking forward to the start of our extra-curricular clubs.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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