We had the IAPS competition in Suffolk with schools from all over England attending.
The girls played extremely well and in total won all 15 games and were Crowned Champions.
Autumnal mists swirling around the Common herald the start of a new academic year and the festive colours of the EHTM uniform brighten up the darkening days once more. I hope you have all had a good break over the summer and that the boys’ batteries are fully charged for the term ahead.
It has been lovely welcoming our old boys back to school and we hope that our new boys settle in quickly and soon feel part of the Eaton House family. Each new boy will have a mentor from Form Three to ease their transition into school life. We also have some new members of staff who are really looking forward to working with our boys.
We have been enhancing the curriculum over the summer and I am sure the boys will enjoy the new challenges we have prepared for them – more will be revealed at next week’s Information Evening. Particular thanks go to Miss Charlotte and Miss Helen for their hard work on the curriculum and timetable.
Early morning care
May I remind you about the arrangements for early morning care. Mrs Narjot Gill and Mrs Emma Tillson, who are fully qualified nursery assistants from our very own Nursery, will supervise the boys in the playroom between 8.00 and 8.30 am. Each session costs £1 and is charged to parents retrospectively, each half term.
Please continue to ensure that any food brought into school (for morning break, parties, birthday cakes etc.) is free from nuts. Your consideration in this matter is greatly appreciated.
All staff now have a school e-mail address, which will aid communication between the Eaton House community. E-mail addresses will be given out at the Information Evening, next Tuesday. I am very keen, however, to remind you that we do have an open door policy in the Pre-Prep and it is often better to talk to the teachers personally rather than send an e-mail. You can also still write a note or use the boys’ homework diaries or reading records, which are checked every day, to convey a message. It is also worth bearing in mind that the staff may not have the time, in a busy school day, to check their e-mails and urgent messages should still go through the School Secretary, Mr Tyrone Milton. We do also need a written record of why a child is absent, so I would be grateful if you would continue to send in a note for any absence, which we are required to have by law. I would also prefer for communication to come through my PA Ms Jane Doxford.
Below is information about important events for this term but a more comprehensive calendar will accompany this letter. Do please keep the calendar safe and refer to it for all major events – a copy of it is also to be found on the school website, along with the lunch menus for the term.
There will be Information Evenings for parents on Tuesday, 14th September, from 5.30 – 6.15 pm. These will be held in your son’s form room and form teachers will give an overview of the year to come and be available to answer any questions.
There will be a 7+ Information Evening, on the same date, from 6.15 – 7.00 pm for parents with boys in Form Two, in the Theatre.
Jeans for Genes
This year we are raising money for this worthwhile cause on Friday, 1st October. Boys do not have to wear uniform on this day and can wear jeans, if they bring in a donation of £1 for charity.
This year our Open Day will be on Saturday, 13th November, from 9.30 am to 12 noon. All boys will be expected to attend and the programme of interesting and exciting activities planned will make it an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Clubs will start on Monday, 13th September. Please note that there will be no clubs on Thursday, 25th November due to Parents’ Evening.
This year school will be closed on Friday, 19th November for a long weekend, to give the boys a break and a chance to recoup some energy for the end of term activities.
The normal school day starts at 8.30 am and boys should not enter their classrooms until this time, unless they have a coaching lesson. Please make an appointment to see form teachers, if you wish to speak to them before 8.30 am, as this is vital time for staff meetings and lesson preparation. Please note that if your son is invited to attend the handwriting session with Miss Rebecca, the boys do not need to come into school early as they don’t start until 8.35 am.
I am delighted to report that Luchie Lawrence married Paul Cawood over the summer and would like to be known as Mrs Cawood.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs P T M Cawthorne