Welcome back to the Spring Term. I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with your families.
Harrison’s Christmas Disco
Amongst the many Christmassy end of term activities the Girls’ School hosted its very first disco, and what a fun night was had by all. I am pleased to say that together with money from the Carol Service collection, we were able to send a cheque for £900 to Harrison’s Fund. Donations were also made to The Children’s Society and St Barnabas Church and a further £200.50 was raised for Harrison’s Fund through the purchase of Christmas Cards designed by the girls.
We are delighted to welcome Laura Kaddaj into F2 this term. Laura joins us from Newton Prep and her brothers currently attend EMTM Prep.
We are also looking forward to meeting our new Gap Assistant, Shaugnah Ambrose, who will be joining us shortly.
The Form Rep System has been running for a year now and I would like to say a huge thank you to our very first reps for all their hard work – the Summer Drinks Party, Quiz Night and Disco were all a great success! For anyone interested in being a Form Rep for this calendar year please call or email me before Friday 20th January to register your interest and find out what is involved.
It may be a short term, but it is certainly a busy one! Please do peruse the Term dates carefully and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask. Some key dates for your diary:
Whole School Inter House Cross Country: 10/2/12 at 2.00pm
The Senior Play – Alice in Wonderland: 16/3/12 at 6.00pm
Music Concert 27/3/12 at 9.15am
I have begun the process of visiting Senior Schools in order to be able to offer advice to you regarding future schools and also to establish good relationships with the schools and heads. Please be aware that whilst the day schools do not tend to require early registration many of the boarding schools prefer it and it can be advantageous in terms of entry.
To date I have visited Cheltenham Ladies College, St. Mary’s Ascot, Heathfield, Alleyns, Francis Holland, More House, Queen Anne’s Caversham, Priorsfield and Putney Park. For your information I will be visiting the following schools this term:
16/1/12 – Wycombe Abbey
20/1/12 – Putney High School
24/1/12 – Downe House
27/1/12 – Wimbledon High School
3/2/12 – St. Mary’s Calne
7/2/12 – JAGS
9/2/12 – Benenden
13/3/12 – Roedean
I am pleased to confirm that we will no longer be using the Latchmere Leisure Centre for our swimming lessons. The girls will now be taught at Clapham Leisure Centre’s new pool which has just opened. As well as being a little closer to the school allowing us to cut down on travel time, the pool is new, clean and has an adjustable floor for our younger girls. The Kindergartens will use the learner pool and all other year groups will use the main pool.
We will continue to offer pasta as an alternative choice at lunchtime this term and new menus will be in place shortly. Parents of girls in KG, 1A and 1B should use the tick sheets outside classrooms to indicate which meal they would like their daughter to have. Girls in Forms 2 and above are expected to make their own choice, having discussed the menu at home with their parents first. We will encourage girls to have the main course where possible and to have vegetables/salad with their pasta.
May I take this opportunity to remind you that all outerwear should be as listed on the school uniform list. Girls may wear a green duffle coat, bottle green gloves and the striped school scarf. All hair accessories should be red, green or tortoiseshell.
I look forward to another fun-filled and productive term. Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to pop in for a chat or call me. Alternatively you may email me at email@example.com
With best wishes
Mrs Sarah Segrave