Issue 18 - 17 May 2019

From the Headmaster

Dear Parents,

I want to start with a huge thank you to the staff and children who travelled up to Walsingham last Saturday to sing at the Shrine. It was clear by the positive comments that the choristers and staff had enjoyed the Choir Trip to Walsingham, making the most of this short trip. As usual the children were excellent ambassadors for the School. I want to extend my thanks go to Mr Ellis and his team of staff for accompanying the children and for making this annual excursion such a fulfilling trip. There will be one more opportunity to hear the choristers’ music as they head to sing at the London Charterhouse on Friday afternoon at 5.30pm.

The school and the PP1S class parents were treated to an outstanding assembly on Friday morning. The PP1S class put on a great show telling the story of all that they have done this year. The children presented the theme of the seasons through acting and singing with wonderful costumes.  It was certainly an entertaining assembly and it was wonderful to see such young children speak with confidence; Well done to all the children involved.

The week was a busy week for U11 sport. The cricket and rounders teams all thoroughly enjoyed the competition but I must single out Aryan S in P6 who scored 54 not out against Alpha prep. A good knock; well done.

The book fair concluded on Monday with a staggering £1931.83 being raised. Well done and thank you, Mrs Beevor.

I want to say a huge thank you to all those children who participated in the ‘Walk to School’ week. Mr Wood certainly chose the right week to do it.

May I finish by wishing all the children taking exams next week all the best. Please do take some time to refresh over the weekend.

Sports News 

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Outside School

We were pleased to hear that Nathaniel M and Rehan K have been part of the Cassiobury Rangers U-9 team which won the recent West Herts League Cup.  Well done to both of them!

If any family has news of success in activities outside school (sports clubs or teams, drama, music etc.), we are always pleased to hear about them, so that recognition can be given by Mr Ford at our regular school assembly gatherings.  He is always pleased to hand out certificates, medals or other awards for any of these activities.

PP1S Assembly 

We were reminded that to be prepared for the weather in the UK at any time you really need a woolly hat, an umbrella, AND sunglasses!

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Recent Music Exam Successes

Mr Ellis is pleased to report that:

In the recent Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Music exams, our pupils gained a total of: 5 Merits (120 to 129 marks, out of 150 possible) and 2 Distinctions (130 or more, out of 150 possible).  Our children took these exams in a range of grades, from Preparatory to Grade 5.  Well done all who took these exams. It is no wonder why our concerts are always of such a high standard!

Book Fair 

book fairMrs Beevor wants to say a massive thank you to all the parents and pupils who supported our Book Fair. We raised a tremendous amount of £1,918.33p. This is our highest total ever and has enabled us to choose £1090 worth of free books which will be added to the school library and class libraries throughout the school. book fair second


Coming up soon 

Monday 20 May – Thursday 23 May – School Exams for P3 to P8.  You should ghave received the eam timetables by now, if you have not, please contact us to get another copy.

Friday 24 May – The Chapel Choir will be singing at the London Charterhouse (near the Barbican in the City).  Parents of our singers have already been invited, but this public service is open to all, and other parents and friends of the School are most welcome.  The service starts at 5:30pm, and lasts about 35 to 40 minutes.  More details can be obtained by emailing me (address below).

HALF TERM HOLIDAY WEEK – Monday 27 to Friday 31 May

Nursery Date Changes

It had been pointed out that the Nursery and Prep Sports’ Days were going to clash on the dates we had previously assigned. This meant that some of our families would not be able to attend both!  We have now moved the Nursery Sports to Friday 21 June and to accommodate this and the Nursery End of Year Concert / Assembly will be on the 28 June.  More details on both of these will come to Nursery Parents in due course. 

A Couple of Date Change Reminders

Charity Big Breakfast has moved to Friday 7June  

FQHS Movie Night has moved to Sunday 9 June

The Summer Fair has moved from Saturday 15 June to Saturday 22 June

Mike Still
Assistant Head (Administration)
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