Headmaster’s Update

After a year of Brexit and Trump, we may be inured to the idea of change. But at this time of the year, it seems to me vital that we preserve the traditions of Christmas, that we respect them and that we revisit the stories and the sounds which have become a part of our…

All the Angels Sing!

On Friday 2 December the Year 3 and 4 children led our Advent Carol service with sparkle and enthusiasm, filling the chapel with Christmas singing, poetry, drama and angelic dancing of a truly glittering nature. We celebrated together the coming of Jesus, The Light of the World, placing each of the candles into our Advent…

The Night Before Christmas

All of Year 1 enthusiastically rehearsed for their performance of The Night before Christmas. The children worked tirelessly: dances were run through, songs and lines learnt and acting roles were worked on in an effort to transport the audience to that most magical of times – Christmas Eve. The scene was set……on Wednesday 7th December,…

The Christmas Jigsaw

Last week Year 2 performed their long awaited Nativity – The Christmas Jigsaw. The children were very excited and put in their best effort yet! The singing and acting were, without doubt, outstanding and the gold angel sang a beautiful solo. It is amazing for children so young that they can perform with such polish…

A Stable full of Buttons!

Amid the sparkling lights, and under the shade of our beautiful Christmas tree, the nativity story was told in a way hither to unheard! The characters of the Christmas story came to life, and soon the stable was filled with shepherds, sheep, wise men, angels, a star, Mary, Joseph, a donkey and, of course, the…

Christmas Music News

This has been a very busy term for our musicians in Prep and Pre-Prep. The Christmas concerts, nativities, Advent and carol services are still fresh in our minds as we begin the very welcome vacation. I would like to congratulate all the children who have taken part in the many performances; you have worked very…

Pre-Prep Christmas Parties

On Friday, children in Pre-Prep were eagerly anticipating their Christmas parties. Each class held their parties in the classrooms and a great time was had as the music started and the games began. In 2M we had great fun playing musical statues, musical chairs, prizes for the best boy or girl dancer and, of course,…

Year 4 visit Treasure Island!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum… The Year 4 children thankfully needed no such thing to get into the Christmas spirit. On December 1st, we weighed anchor and set sail towards The Rep to see their production of Treasure Island. This swashbuckling tale of pirates and the high seas featured a female Jim…

Salt and Light

We were delighted to welcome back to school members of the Salvation Army to lead our Wednesday Chapel Service this week. Our carols were accompanied by the beautiful tones of the brass instruments and we heard from Major Adrian Allman how the Salvation Army are able to support many needy people in our city. It…

Sports Reports

Spring Term Boys’ Sport Please be reminded that Years 4, 5 and 6 will be on football next term. Each boy will require shinpads for both lessons and matches. Year 3 will be on Tag Rugby. A mouthguard is optional. As the grounds get muddier and wetter, please can you ensure your son has a pair…

Head Teacher’s Awards – Pre-Prep

Congratulations to the following pupils in Pre-Prep and Transition who have achieved Head Teacher’s Awards this week. Well done, everyone! Weeks beginning 5th and 12th December Cheerfully Trying Hard Rosie Moody Vidur Doger Jack Soundy Karam Singh Gill Emma Berlin Nathan Molsom Toby Mantle Sam Hodges Showing Respect Ari Rupal Good Work/Behaviour Otis Hodge Xander…