The last six weeks have flown by and Half Term is upon us already! It has been an absolute pleasure to get to know you and your daughters and I wanted to thank you all for welcoming me so warmly this term. The new girls have settled in beautifully and the older girls have done a wonderful job showing them what is expected of Eaton House girls!
The run up to Christmas is always a busy one and I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some forthcoming events.
Open Day takes place on Saturday 13th November. The day is primarily an opportunity for prospective parents to view the school and consequently we have decided this year that only the pupils that are involved in a specific activity need to attend. This year the Choir girls will need to be at school in full uniform by 10.30 please, for a short performance in the Sports Hall at approximately 10.40.
Holy Trinity Church’s Remembrance Service takes place on Sunday 14th November. The service is preceded by a procession and representatives from Eaton House will lay a wreath to remember the old boys of The Manor School who lost their lives.
The Senior girls (Forms 2, 3, and 4) have been playing netball so far this year and will start their hockey lessons on Tuesday 16th November. Girls in these forms will be following the Quicksticks Programme (set by The England Hockey Association) and will need the following items – a wooden or composite hockey stick, shin pads and a mouth guard. These can be purchased from a variety of stockists, but two local shops are:
- Capstick Sports, 84 Northcote Road
- Ceelect Sports, The Hockey Centre, 149 Lavender Hill
Most shops will be able to advise you on the size of stick needed, but as a rough guide it should be around an inch shorter than your daughter’s waist. Please could you ensure sticks are named clearly.
The Junior girls (Forms KG1, KG2 and F1) have been playing hockey in their Games lessons so far this term and they will switch to netball on the same date.
Thank you to those parents who have chatted to me recently regarding the school uniform. We have spoken to Perry Uniform and they will now undertake to make a greater variety of sizes (waist and length) in the winter kilts. In addition the current stock of summer dresses will be sent back to have their belts reinforced. They have apologized to any parents still waiting for school hats, there has been a problem with the manufacturer but I understand this has now been resolved.
Regarding ordering new items of uniform, Perry have asked if parents could allow plenty of notice and that where possible
- Those parents wishing to purchase a duffle coat for this winter place an order during Half Term as the supplier will only make enough to fulfil exact orders.
- Orders for Summer uniform be placed by February half term – this includes white P.E. kit for the Kindergarten girls.
- Orders for Winter Uniform be placed by the June half term
Dates for the diary
10th November – Individual School Photographs
13th November – Open Day – Choir to perform at 10.40am
15th November – Exam Day – Forms 2, 3 and 4
16th November – Trinity Hospice Christmas Fair – Choir to perform at 7pm
19th November – Long Leave (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
25th November – Parents’ Evening – no clubs. 4.15pm start
7th December – Carol Service (including Kindergarten Nativity Play) 2.00pm
15th December – Ballet Presentation – all forms to perform short extracts from The Nutcracker
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Half Term break
With best wishes
Mrs S Segrave