the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
16 November 2018
Our busy first week back after the half term break ended with the collection of the Book Fair from Westbourne and the EHSPA annual Fireworks Party. We were pleased to see so many parents at both of these events and are grateful for their support.
Our Year 6 Netball Squad also welcomed players from St. John’s College, Portsmouth to EHS as part of their netball tour. Friday evening saw success for one team in the matches played. The girls also enjoyed the ‘mix-in’ tournament and swimming games on Saturday morning. New friendships were forged ahead of the return tour in March.
On Monday morning, we presented many awards at our Celebration Assembly including a selection of medals and trophies to Olivia Dougan for further swimming success, a certificate for running to Beatrice Barnes, an Independent Learning award for a ‘popsicle experiment’ to Isla Batchelor and Blue Peter badges to Meram Merali and Tula Hobbs for trying out new sports. We enjoyed hearing about their tobogganing and mountain biking experiences. Well Done Awards were presented to Years 1 and 2 and many Independent Learning Certificates to girls from Years 1 - 6 who answered some of the Green Challenge questions. Congratulations to all.
During Monday lunchtime, members of History Club learnt more about Aztec Civilisation and enjoyed an Aztec feast! The girls ate tortillas, kidney beans, sweetcorn, mushrooms, honey, guacamole, tomatoes and chillies, washed down with hot chocolate and papaya juice. There was even melon for dessert. Although the Aztecs also enjoyed feasting on green iguanas, axolotls and a great variety of insects the girls decided to give those a miss!
Year 1 set off on a trip to Tamworth castle on Tuesday to extend their knowledge of Homes of the Past. They enjoyed their journey back in time to learn how other people lived.
In the evening, the Swim Squad travelled to Holy Trinity School for the second gala of the term. We were delighted by the individual performances and the final result which saw EHS A and B teams win their sections. Well done to all.
At EHS girls really enjoy being creative which starts in Westbourne. Girls have access to creative tables where they can practise their individual skills such as collage making. In Prep the girls’ Parliament has been busy producing a cookery book. Girls from each class were asked to submit their favourite recipes and a selection of these has been used to be included in the book. This is now ready to purchase at £5.00 per copy. We hope these might make good Christmas presents for family members.
Details are being sent home and copies can be viewed in school. We are very proud of the girls as the cookery book is a result of their hard work and our thanks go to the team of girls involved in the production.
We wish our gymnasts good luck for next week as they will be taking part in the Birmingham Schools Novice Competition being held at EHS. Year 3 girls are also looking forward to a visit from the dentist to talk about her work.
Head of Preparatory School
Prep News 16 November 2018
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