Children falling into water near waterfall

Dear Parents,

As we approach a well-deserved half-term, it seems as if the past six weeks have flown by. The children have settled back into their routines extremely well and I am grateful to all of you for supporting their earlier starts which have enabled us to support them through increased pastoral and learning contact time.

This week I have been hugely impressed by the quality of our pupils’ sports play in the various House Matches. It has been wonderful to see the team ethos really coming to the fore and I am grateful to the Heads of House and the Sports Department for putting together an exceptional two days of sport.

Today, we waved off Mr Spowart, Miss Strickland and Mr Woodwark as they set off on their ‘Ride for Rice’ initiative in aid of the Dalit School that we support in southern India. The pupils were certainly in full voice as they wished them the very best of luck. If you would like to donate, please go to the Just Giving link here. I would also like to say a huge thank you to all of those who donated money for today’s Mufti Day and the recent harvest festivals. In total from these two events our community has raised a further £1,961 for our ‘Ride for Rice’ appeal.

Please ensure that your children have a rest over the next two weeks but they do plenty of reading. The value of reading cannot be over-estimated and during this Autumnal rest, it is vital to keep their brains ticking over.

You can read the full newsletter here.

Kind regards,

Chris Gillam

Headmaster

Sports Fixtures

Wednesday 7th November

1.00pm – U11 Herts Hockey Competition at Queenswood

2.30pm – 1st, Colts A&B Football v Westbrook Hay (H)

2.30pm – 2nd, 3rd, Colts C-E Football v Westbrook Hay (A)

2.30pm – U11 A&C Hockey v St Joseph’s (H)

2.30pm – U13 A, B&C Hockey v Aldenham (A)

Thursday 8th November

2.00pm – U9 A-D Hockey v Belmont (H)

2.30pm – U9 A&B Football Festival at Lockers Park

2.30pm – U9 C&D Football Festival at Westbrook Hay

 

Pre-Prep School Forthcoming Events

Half Term from Monday 22nd October to Friday 2nd November

Thursday 8th November – Indian Day

Tuesday 20th November – 9.30am – Nursery Nativity Play in Performing Arts Centre

Friday 23rd November – 9.30am – Reception Nativity Play in Performing Arts Centre

Wednesday 28th November – all day – Year 1 to Royal Gunpowder Mills

Wednesday 5th December – 2.00pm – Year 1 & 2 Production in Performing Arts Centre

Thursday 6th December – 2.00pm – Year 1 & 2 Production in Performing Arts Centre

Friday 7th December – Christmas Jumper Day 

Friday 7th December – 7.00pm – Year 1 & 2 Production in Performing Arts Centre

Tuesday 11th December – all day – Stevensons’ ‘pop up’ uniform shop

Tuesday 11th December – Pre-Prep Christmas Lunch

Thursday 13th December – 12.00pm – End of Term

Prep School Forthcoming Events

Monday 22nd October- Friday 2nd November – Half Term

Monday 5th November – Year 5 Group 1 to Dukes Barn

Monday 5th November – Year 8 Mock Mental Maths Exams

Monday 5th November – 5.30pm – Boarders’ Fireworks

Tuesday 6th November – Year 8 Mock French Orals (provisional)

Tuesday 6th November – 5.00pm – ABRSM Music Theory Exams

Wednesday 7th November – Year 5 Group 2 to Dukes Barn/Group 1 return from Dukes Barn

Wednesday 7th November – Year 8 Mock French Orals (provisional)

Thursday 8th November – Year 8 Mock French Orals (provisional)

Friday 9th November – 9.15am – Remembrance Service

Monday 12th November – Year 8 Mocks

Tuesday 13th November – Year 8 Mocks

Wednesday 14th November – Year 8 Mocks

Thursday 15th November – Year 8 Mocks

Friday 16th November – Year 8 Mocks

Monday 19th November – Year 7 Parents’ Evening in Chapel

Thursday 22nd November – Year 7 Parents’ Evening in Chapel

Friday 23rd November – 2.00pm – Grandparents’ Mince Pies & Carols in Chapel and PAC

Monday 26th November – Musical Theatre Exams

Tuesday 27th November – Musical Theatre Exams

Tuesday 27th November – 6.00pm – Year 8 Parents’ Evening in Chapel

Thursday 29th November – 6.00pm – Year 8 Parents’ Evening in Chapel

Tuesday 4th December – ABRSM Exams

Wednesday 5th December – ABRSM Exams

Friday 7th December – Christmas Jumper Day/Christmas Lunch

Friday 7th December – 4.00pm – Du Maurier Christmas Discos in Chapel

Tuesday 11th December – All Day – Stevensons’ Pop Up Shop in PAC

Wednesday 12th December – 5.00pm – Boarders’ Christmas Party and Ice Skating

Thursday 13th December – 11.00am – Awards Assembly (Term Ends at 12.00pm)

Thursday 13th December – 6.00pm – Carol Service at Haileybury (Years 3-8)