Good afternoon CHS Parents

We hope this email finds you all well on this beautiful blue sky Spring day.

The children’s excitement at being back at school has spilled over to this week which has been lovely.  Our fortnight of Science experiments culminated with a whole school assembly yesterday with pictures of experiments ranging from rocket building and  launching in Form Five to the construction of safe houses (made out of lollipop sticks) during an earthquake in Form Three!  Form Six imitated the digestive system with tights, reflecting the intestines.  In Form One, their dinosaur eggs found new homes.

Whilst we can’t take the children offsite for trips this term, we have a whole school workshop from ’Silly Science’ to look forward to on Wednesday, please see following link: https://www.educationgroup.co.uk/workshops/silly-science

Maths competitions are proving to be extremely popular among the pupils in Key Stage Two this term. Last week it was the turn of Form Six to soar away to a brilliant first place in the Westminster Schools’ Sumdog Contest. This week, the same organisation held a seven day contest, featuring classes from all over the UK. Several thousand schools entered, millions of questions were answered. On the leader board there were more than 1600 classes which qualified and of those, Form Six finished in a remarkable eleventh place. The hard work, perseverance and enthusiasm of the children  means that the class out-fought and out-thought scores of other classes. What a superb achievement.

Earlier in the week, there was an all-girl Maths team entered into the Quiz Club national Maths contest. This was held online and was an area battle against thirteen other classes from schools in the south east of England. Our CHS Team answered a whole host of problem solving questions featuring topics from the Key Stage 2 and 3 curriculum. At the end of the contest they had scored 1425 points and were in a brilliant second place. The top three teams made it through to the national finals. Connaught House will be in the finals on Tuesday 27 April, just into the Summer Term. Really well done.

A standing ovation was given to Riddhi  this afternoon as all the children from Form Four to Form Six were thoroughly impressed with her UK Linguistic Olympiad achievement, competing in her first competition as the and the youngest applicant to enter nationally.  Riddhi achieved a tremendous silver certificate.  Bravo Riddhi.

 

Although no longer residing in London, we also congratulated Beta, who left CHS last term in Form Five,  as she received a “Highly Commended” accreditation from the Independent School Association Art Competition for her amazing artwork.  Her picture, which is framed and hanging in the entrance hall at school, will have a label displaying her achievement. Well done Beta and Mrs Desborough!

Mrs Hampton enjoyed her virtual tea with parents on Thursday morning.  The topic of the day was the new RSE element of our PSHE curriculum that will be introduced in the summer term.  Unfortunately we are aware that a few parents were unable to access this meeting and therefore we will host this again this coming Thursday 25 March at 10am.  

Mr Taiwo’s Football Club has resumed this week and particular thanks to a few of our parent volunteers for supporting this.

There has been a slight delay to the ‘Virtual Poetry Recital and Musical Concert’ because we did not want to omit any of our children’s performances which we have just received.    Therefore, we will be able to share this with you next week, in time for the holidays.

A plea to parents to please drop off and  collect their children  within their allotted times.  We do appreciate that from time to time traffic builds up, however,  this  is carefully managed to avoid congestion within the hallway and thereby reducing any potential risks associated with Covid.

The final day of term is next Friday 26 March.   As normal, this is a half day in school.  Please see below staggered collection times:

12:00 Junior One

12:10 Form One

12:20 Form Two

12:30 Form Three

12:35 Form Four

12:40 Form Five

12:45 Form Six

Please note that there will be no lunch at school on Friday.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Kind regards

 

 

THE CHS TEAM