Senior School 14 Jan 22
Headmaster’s Headlines – 14.01.22
It is a stunning afternoon here at School. The School site looks beautiful today, bathed in sunshine with hardly a cloud in the sky. Sunrises and sunsets have also been breath taking; I wonder how many more days we can have like this as the winter progresses.
Sixth Form 14 Jan 22
Head of School Speech
During the Headmaster's Assembly today, Katherine Sawyer (Upper Sixth) delivered her Head of School speech, which you can read below.
Sixth Form 7 Jan 22
Head of School Speech
During the Headmaster's Assembly today Theodore Dransfield (Upper Sixth) delivered his Head of School speech, which you can read below.
Senior School 7 Jan 22
Indoor Hockey Success
Over the Christmas break, several of our pupils competed at the Indoor Hockey UK Championships. This is a tournament ran independently of England Hockey, aiming to give more athletes a taste of Indoor Hockey, in a highly competitive environment.
If you are already feeling like Christmas was a long time ago, then I can assure you that you are not alone. Term has begun at the usual frenetic pace and the children have quickly settled back into their routines and learning, with just the full return of the clubs programme to go next week.Read More
For a brand new year, we have launched two brand new Learning Powers – Observation and Excellence. Mr Watkins shared some visual puzzles with the children, which required them not only to look carefully, but also to think about what they were seeing to find the answers. The key skill of listening was also highlighted as part of the definition of Observation from Science, where all the senses can provide important feedback about the object being observed.Read More
As the School breaks up for the Christmas holidays (albeit Little Lambs Nursery will continue to operate until Wednesday 21st December), we can look back on a busy and varied term. We have just held the final assembly of term with children from Reception to Year 6 there to celebrate, the first time all of these year groups have come together in an assembly since the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which happened so soon after the start of term in September. The mood then was sombre and respectful; the mood today was rather more jubilant and raucous!Read More
On Thursday, the Pre-Prep staff, parents and grandparents gathered to watch the Reception Nativity. As Lola K stood up to sing a solo in front of her friends, something she had accomplished brilliantly in the first performance of Whoopsy Daisy, Angel earlier in the week, she was suddenly overcome with cold. What do we all need in such circumstances? A friend to help us through of course. Up stepped Mabel C who held her hand and uttered the words, ‘let’s do it together’. What a wonderful example of kindness and compassion!Read More
Girls in Year 4 were invited to take part in some Netball training games at Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook last Thursday, ahead of the Netball season starting in January. Not only was it their first Netball match of the academic year, but it was also their first time ever playing ‘Bee Netball’ rules. Bee Netball is England Netball’s fun, high-energy and nurturing programme for children at the beginning of their team sport journey. It is designed to introduce children to Netball skills: throwing, catching, footwork and shooting.Read More
To start our week off, the children made a Christingle, ready for our Year 1 and 2 service at St Michael and All Angels Church. A Christingle is made with an orange, red ribbon, sticks and sweets. The children learnt what each element represents through some beautiful songs that they learnt with Mrs Lordon in Music and the poem which they read to the congregation.Read More
This week, the children in Year 6 were treated to a private showing of SVS Sixth Form’s performance of William Shakespeare’s, The Winter’s Tale. Perfect timing as they themselves have just finished studying Macbeth and are currently very excited to discover the title and their parts for their performance in the Lent Term!Read More