28th June 2019 | In Pre-Prep News
Despite being so close to the end of term, the children showed no signs of flagging this week as they put all their energies into some impressive displays of dancing, running and swimming.
On Tuesday, the children who learn ballet with Mrs Pay and daughter Megan displayed the skills which they have learnt over the year. It was so lovely to see the poise, grace and focus of our Pre-Prep children and to see some of the older children showcase the progression that they have made over the years.
Having had to delay our sports days, the sun finally came out on Thursday in time for a glorious day of races. Nursery’s theme this year was ‘superheroes’ and children enjoyed participating in the Kryptonite Rush, Superheroes to the Rescue and the ‘flash’ Dash. The Nursery parents also took to the track in a ‘Marvel-ous’ race and younger brothers and sisters had a chance to compete in the mini super hero sprint.
It was with great excitement and enthusiasm that Reception and Years 1 and 2 hit the track for their animal themed races, ranging from Monkey Business to Zany Zoo Keepers. It was a tight race throughout the afternoon with the red team just pipping the other teams to win the day! The younger siblings enjoyed the mini-visitors race before the Year 2 parents showed off their competitive spirit.
This afternoon saw Year 2 take to the water for their swimming gala. The children enjoyed showing their parents their swimming skills and the improvement they have made and everyone swam to the very best of their ability.
Thank you to all the Pre-Prep staff who organised all these events. Thank you also to Mr Bevan, our chef and the entire kitchen team for all the refreshments provided this week, the du Maurier Society for the ice-lollies, and of course to the parents and grandparents who came and supported their children.
On a personal note, this is my final newsletter. I would like to say thank you to all the parents for your support over the years and your good wishes as I retire. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful team here in the Pre-Prep who have been a delight to work with and of course not forgetting all the children. It has been my joy and privilege to be a teacher and Head of Heath Mount Pre-Prep. I wish you all a wonderful summer holiday. Have lots of fun with your fantastic children.
This week our Newsletter contains updates on:
- Staff changes
- Wedding bells
- Year 1 swimming gala
- Year 2 succession service
- After school activities
- Nursery and reception sports days
- Reception and year 1 browsers and afternoon tea
- Reading challenge
- Parent portal
- After school
- Upcoming events
You can read the newsletter here.
Pre-Prep School Forthcoming Events
Monday 1st July
Year 1 Swimming Gala – 1.45pm
Tuesday 2nd July
Year 2 Succession Service – 6.00pm
Thursday 4th July
Year 1 Browser Session and tea – 2.45pm
Friday 5th July
Reception Browser Session and tea – 2.45pm
Saturday 6th July
Du Maurier Summer Ball
Monday 8th July
Stevensons’ Pop-Up shop in school – 3.30pm
Summer Concert at 2.00pm and 7.00pm
Tuesday 9th July
Pre-Prep trip to Whipsnade Zoo – all day
Friday 12th July End of Term for Pre-Prep at 1.00pm
Our full Newsletter can be found here.
Marian Brown, Head of Pre-Prep
Sandy Dakakni, Deputy Head of Pre-Prep