Good afternoon CHS Parents

We hope this email finds you well.

We’ve had a busy week this week with a visit to a farm and a castle, together with a very successful 2nd hand uniform sale that was a brilliant success and we look forward to donating the money raised to UNICEF Ukraine.

Godstone Farm

The children had a wonderful trip to the farm on Tuesday. We were so impressed that everyone managed to arrive at school at 8am for an early departure. The coach journey was part of the excitement for a lot of the children! Once in Kent, they visited everything a petting farm in Springtime has to offer. Enjoying the pig race, the opportunity to stroke a range of animals, including tortoises, rabbits and they even watched some stick insects and some creepy crawlies in their habitat!

2nd Hand Uniform Sale

We raised an amazing £505 from the 2nd Hand Uniform Sale and managed to whittle down our stock to a manageable size so thank you very much to all those who came and contributed, we are very grateful for your generosity.  Once again, thank you to the fabulous parents that helped arrange this event.

Form Six Visit to Hever Castle

Our intrepid group of Form Six pupils embarked on a thrilling school trip to the centre of Kent on Thursday. Mrs Hampton joined Mr Garvey and Ms Pluskowska on the trip.  The childhood home of Anne Boleyn was the venue, with Hever Castle opening its doors to the pupils who were able to sample life in Tudor England. Henry VIII’s second wife enjoyed growing up at Hever for several years before embarking on a role as one of Katherine of Aragon’s attendants. The pupils had an array of questions to ask as they toured the eighteen rooms of the stately house. They identified pictures in the Tudor gallery, discovered the dates of a choir stool and even counted the number of cats in the Dining Hall. After an hour in the castle, they were free to enjoy the mystery of the yew tree maze, reaching the centre after making very few false turns. After lunch, the levels of excitement increased as the class raced around the Water Maze, quite possibly taking more water with them than intended. There was also a chance to explore the Tudor adventure playground before a spin around the Gift Shop. The day was completed by a country walk, including sheep, lambs, horses and nettles, before arriving back at London Bridge. “One of the best school trips” was one comment, with others admitting, “Life in Tudor England would have been very different to what we experience today.”

National Art Competition Success

We are delighted that Amni in Form Three has been shortlisted The Young Artist Summer Show at the Royal Academy, out of 21.000 entries.  We will share the link and her art work entered in the exhibition later in the summer.

Maths JMC Success

Pupils from Form Five and Form Six have received the results of the Junior Maths Challenge competition this week. The tournament involves a written test of 25 taxing questions covering areas of Maths which would frustrate the minds of most secondary school children. Many congratulations to Riddhi who came out as the ‘Best in School’ with an amazing total of 111 points and qualification for the next round of the Challenge. There were also silver medals for Estella, Hannah Z and Alexandra and bronze achievements for both Oscar and Adiel. The next round takes place in the second week of June.

Staying within the realm of maths, congratulations goes to Form Three who are currently the top Maths Doodlers!

 

JUBILEE PREPARATIONS

As part of the Jubilee Week celebrations at CHS, there is an art competition. The children are to produce a portrait of the Queen. It can be in any style, use any media and it can also depict corgis or horses or something else related to the Queen’s interests. All entries will be displayed at school in the week beginning 23rd May. Accordingly, entries need to be handed in by Monday 23rd May. CHS is allowed to send 10 entries off to be judged by the Deputy Surveyor of Paintings and the Director of Royal Collection Trust. The winning prize (there will be 12 portraits chosen) is to have their portrait on display in the Family Pavilion at Buckingham Palace between July and September this year. The winners will be invited to Buckingham Palace to see their portraits sometime in September.

 

REMINDERS

JUNIOR One Mini Beast Dress up on Tuesday 17th May

Please remember that the children are invited to come to school on Tuesday 17th May dressed as a ‘minibeast’ of their choice.

 

PUPIL VOICE AND UNIFORM

Following a very successful ‘Pupil’s Vote’, a close result of 29 pro to 27 con, we will have the option of all students wearing a tie to accompany the winter uniform. To this end, we have notified Perry’s to update their website to represent a gender non specific format.

Please note that children should be arriving at school in their full summer uniform – please refer to the full uniform list held at Perry’s and the CHS website.

 

THIS WEEK’S GOLD STARS GO TO:

Junior One:                       Bruno for a wonderful piece of writing about the farm trip

Form One:​                         Sofia for having a super work ethic and always showing great determination with her learning

Form Two:                         Aria for a thoughtful letter in role as a character

Form Three:                      Ivan for being an enthusiastic geographer

Form Four:                        Luca for his character study

Form Five:                         Estella for writing an engaging newspaper report

Form Six:                           Hannah Z for a superb performance in the Junior Maths Challenge

 

ARTWORK OF THE WEEK GOES TO : 

Mimi in Form Three for her fantastic Byzantine mosaic of a deer

 

Best wishes for a lovely weekend,