I do hope that everyone had a most enjoyable and relaxing break. It has been lovely welcoming the boys back to school so full of energy and enthusiasm for the term ahead.
I had a fabulous time trekking in Nepal, up to the Basecamp for Kanchenjunga and I managed to visit the refuge, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, which we raised money for last term. The refuge is run very much like an English boarding school and the children are kept very busy with lots of activities in their spare time. They go to school and have the opportunity to go on into further education or to learn skills, such as carpentry. The children, from tiny tots to young adults seem very happy there, although it is sad that the children never go to a family home in the holidays. It costs £300 per year to keep a child at the refuge, so it is wonderful that our fund raising, of over £2,300 will benefit so many young people and give them a good start to their lives.
We warmly welcome Jenny Biggart who will be teaching KG3 while Miss Helen is on maternity leave. You will be thrilled to hear that Miss Anouska gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Serafina, in April.
You will see from the Summer Term Calendar that we have a stimulating and busy few weeks ahead of us. Please do check the dates carefully – particularly important ones to note are:
9th – 11th May – Form Three Trip to Hilltop, Norfolk
24th May – Whole School Photograph
13th June – Exam Morning (Forms One, Two and Three)
22nd June – Parents’ Evening (no clubs)
5th July – Sports Day (Battersea Millenium Stadium at 2.00 pm, no morning school – more details to follow)
8th July – Form Three Play
You will also find a copy of the calendar and other useful information, such as this term’s lunch menus, on the school website www.eatonhouseschools.com.
Boys may wear white, short sleeved shirts and green ankle socks, to school this term (except on 24th May when we have class photographs). They should also have their sun caps at school to wear for Games. Kindergarten and new boys will be provided with these at the start of term, so please make sure that the sun cap is clearly named.
Please would you apply sun screen to your son, on very sunny days, before he comes to school. We will apply a top up on Games afternoons. Please inform your son’s form teacher if your son is allergic to sun screen or you wish to provide your own.
Should you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.
With best wishes,
Mrs P T M Cawthorne