A Musical Week

It has been a busy week in the Music Department. Our morning recital programme started with the Year 2 recital on Tuesday. It is charming to see and hear the next generation of young musicians start their musical journey at School. By coincidence, the Year 3 recital on Thursday was the next performance platform, and it…

6P Assembly – Stan the Sower

Thank you, 6P for your dramatic, exciting and original presentation of The Parable of the Sower. It was the most gripping version I have ever seen …complete with Mission Impossible theme music to accompany the arrival of “the thorns” and Superman music as Super Seed Stu revealed the secret of a good harvest – the…

Harvest Festival Services

Pre-Prep Harvest Thanksgiving Many parents, grandparents, family and friends squeezed into Chapel to enjoy a very lively Harvest Celebration. My thanks to Mrs Evans for all her hard work in preparing a feast of Harvest songs for the children to sing, including “A Farmer’s Life for Me” sung enthusiastically by Reception and “Thank you Lord…

6R Assembly

The storytelling skills of 6R were very evident this morning as they presented our Friday Chapel Service on the difficult theme of Mercy. We listened to the intriguing tale of the skilful jeweller who transformed the scratch on a precious ruby into a beautifully engraved picture of a rose. In the right hands mistakes can…

Sumo Suits and Shoeboxes!

S show respect- U understanding M- Mercy …what next? Our theme of, “How Strong is Your Heart? “ has been gaining pace over the weeks as we have explored the ways in which SHOWING RESPECT, UNDERSTANDING and MERCY to others strengthens our heart. In Chapel last Friday we witnessed “Wanna be Champion” Sumo wrestlers, Mr…

Teamwork in 1S

Class 1S presented a thoughtful assembly about ‘teamwork’ on Wednesday morning in Pre Prep. The children reflected upon their similarities and differences and how these help to make an interesting school and also a varied and strong team. They considered how Jesus chose his special team of disciples – a group of men with all…

Welcome to Chapel!

This term we have an action-packed Chapel schedule and hope that you will join us for as many occasions as you can. Weekly Chapel is now on Fridays at 8.35am, followed by refreshments in the Boardroom. Everyone welcome!  Please see the School calendar and weekly Update for all the information you need about who is…

Reception Chapel Assembly

On Tuesday morning, the three Reception classes were very excited to take part in their end of year assembly in front of parents and friends in Chapel. The children began by ensuring the audience were paying attention, by singing a “Wake Up” song. Subsequently, each child had an individual role to play in the service.…

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

This morning 3E gave us a fantastic lesson in the three R’s …NO! not reading, “riting” or “rithmetic” but rather, Resist, Refuse and Run. They helped us to think about what Jesus meant when he taught us to pray “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” We were challenged to decide what…

3W Assembly – Forgive and Forget

3W began their assembly with a real challenge. How good are you at FORGIVING? and how good are you at FORGETTING? We thoroughly enjoyed watching their dramatic version of the story Jesus told, “The Unforgiving Servant”.  It was shocking to see how the servant whom the king had forgiven refused to forgive others. We were…

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

3Z assembly began by putting the bread identifying expertise of Mrs Stockton, Miss Paddock and Mr Hegenbarth to the test. They are to be congratulated for their correct identification of garlic, raisin and pitta bread. Amid the fun, we learnt how God had provided daily bread for his people, the Israelites, during their 40 years…

St Philip’s Assembly – Hallowed be Thy Name

Smart Aled/Alec, Happy Larry, Jack-of-all-Trades and Calamity Jane (alias Aled, Fintan, Olly and Pranoy) arrived in style for the assembly and helped us to begin thinking about how names can describe our characters. We discovered more about the different names of God and how they describe His character. The Lord’s Prayer reminds us to show…