the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
07 December 2018
Last week ended with a very busy day. It began with Westbourne’s Christmas production of ‘Mary’s Knitting’ and ended with the EHSPA lighting of the Christmas Tree. At the evening event many pupils and parents enjoyed meeting Santa and the live reindeer, and some festive food. There were also a range of stalls for people to do a little early shopping and a performance from the Year 6 Handbell Ensemble. Some communal carol singing and the snow machine set the scene well as the tree was lit up; it now provides a centrepiece for the school’s celebrations.
In Westbourne it is clear that Christmas is coming as the doors have all taken on a new look. The building is certainly ready for the range of festive activities next
At our celebration assembly on Monday morning we presented our Well Done Certificates and trophies to Cora for dancing, to Phoebe for her gymnastics success and a raft of medals and a trophy to Olivia for her swimming. Well done to all. We also watched a personal video message from the author Sam Langley Swain who is coming to school to hold workshops for the girls in Years 1 – 6 next week. He will also be visiting again in Spring to talk to Reception girls.
Tuesday evening saw further celebration in the gala against Highclare School. EHS A Team came a very convincing first and EHS B team swam well into third place. The girls demonstrated competitive spirit for their school and great support for their teammates as commented on by many parents.
Our week has ended with a number of performances for parents all of which have been thoroughly enjoyed by the various audiences. These have included the annual Guitar Assembly, Year 2 performance of ‘Prickly Hay’, a Teatime Concert and Year 4 Tudor Christmas Assembly.
In the last week of the term next week we are looking forward to the Carol Service, Theatre Trip for Years 2 and 3, House Quiz and Party day. We would remind everyone that Thursday and Friday are non-uniform days and girls are invited to include a festive jumper or hat too, particularly on the last day. Term ends at midday on Friday.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News 7 December 2018
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