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.
In celebration of their work on space and World Space Week, our Year 2 pupils had a fabulous fun-packed educational trip to the Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre. They started the day visiting two domes housing historic telescopes, one dating back to 1896. Here, they learnt about how the lenses capture photographs of space and one of the lenses weighed 25 stone!Read More
The artist Paul Klee said, “One eye sees, the other feels”. This quote aptly describes the eye opening drawing that our Year 4 children have been doing in Art. Using their Super Power of Looking Skills, they identified the different parts of an eye and looked carefully at the shapes that create this fantastic facial feature.Read More
This has been a week of conferences and consultations, with both Mr Thomas and I attending the first ever joint IAPS and HMC conference to hear about developments in the education sector and to network with colleagues in the independent schools’ sector. An insightful experience, but we both cannot wait to be back in School next week!Read More
Our Year 1 children have had a brilliant week exploring their senses. They used fantastic adjectives to describe how the mystery objects felt in the feely boxes and then loved revealing the hidden items! They learnt new vocabulary in Geography and can now identify human and physical features. They have been estimating in Mathematics and writing their numbers in digits and words.Read More
Last Friday saw over 50 pupils take part in a number of Cross-Country events and SVPS athletes performed so well in all of their races. The annual Rawlinson Run, held at Dulwich Prep, Cranbrook saw a team of children from Years 2, 3 and 4 take part in races run over 600 to 1200 metres!Read More
On Tuesday, our Year 3 pupils were lucky enough to have 'Portals from the Past' in for a workshop to embrace their Humanities topic on ancient Greece. The children came dressed as Ancient Greeks featuring Zeus, Athena, many other warriors, Gods and Goddesses. They learnt about early Greek life and culture from the war between Sparta and Athens, democracy and Greek legends.Read More