Dear CHS Parents

We hope this email finds you well.  This week started with some beautiful weather that we all enjoyed out in the park throughout the school, and ended with today’s downpour, which I’m sure Hyde Park needed.

On Thursday, we were very lucky to have Kensington Park’s Headmaster, Mr Middleton, visit us to present a well-deserved art award to Nisha in Form Six and a number of certificates to pupils throughout the school whose work was submitted in an Art and Nature Art competition.  Mr Middleton thought all the children were very charming, with their cheery manner and polite disposition; he received lots of beaming ‘Good mornings’ from the children.

Form Six’s trip got off to a rainy start this morning but they still marched ahead to the minibus taking them on their much awaited surprise trip.  We will wait to hear from them on their return this afternoon and will update you with some news next week.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THIS COMING WEEK

Photographs on Thursday, 24 June

The individual, class and whole school photographs with Bentley’s will take place on Thursday 24th June, please make sure children are in their correct summer uniform.  If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please inform us as soon as possible.

Sports Day on Friday, 25 June

Sports Day will be starting promptly at 10.30am, and normally lasts until lunchtime.   Once Sport’s Day is over, Paddington Recreation have renovated the playground area so it may be a perfect opportunity to have a picnic with other parents and your children and make the most of what will, hopefully, be a lovely sunny day.

I am sure that we will have a wide turn out for this occasion which is open to all members of the family and we are all very grateful that, even with the Covid restrictions detailed below, our CHS community will look forward to celebrating this sporting event together.   Before leaving the grounds, all pupils will need to be released by their form teacher and all children should be collected from Paddington Recreational Ground and taken home.   If the weather is unkind and the event is rained off,  we will have to cancel and continue with a normal school day with normal Friday pick up times.  (Football club will still go ahead)

Paddington Recreation Ground Rules

Due to the government guidelines, parents will have to be in groups of no more than thirty and you will be allocated a bubble on arrival to Paddington.  Please see attached map for the location and route.  These groups will have to remain static throughout the course of the Sports Day.  Parents must not move to see their child or cross over to another bubble; officials at Paddington Recreational may ask spectators to leave or they are within their jurisdiction to stop Sport’s Day completely.   We understand this may be frustrating as you may want to take photos and see your child over the finish line, but this will not be possible.  We are trying our best to facilitate this day as the children are so looking forward to their first Sports Day with parents in two years, so adherence to these guidelines would be much appreciated.

School Play Thursday, 1st July

The school play will be at the Victory Services Club, which is next door to the school.  Please see the below times for plays:-

  • Junior One and Form One parents to arrive at ​9.45am for a 10am prompt start, finishing at 10.30am
  • ​Form Two parents to arrive at 10.45am for an 11am start, finishing at 11.30am
  • ​Form Three parents to arrive at 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start, finishing at 2.15pm
  • ​Forms Four, Five and Six parents to arrive at 2.30pm for a 2.45pm start, finishing at 3.30pm.  When Forms Four, Five and Six are finished, they will not be returning to school and can be taken directly home from the Victory Services Club

Please note that unless you have a child in the next play session, you must leave the building promptly so we can organise cleaning and the next bubble of parents to come in.

Football club will still go ahead​.​

Please stick to the government guidelines regarding social distancing and please continue to wear your mask indoors.  

Parent’s Meeting

By now, all parents should have organised their remote parent’s meeting with Ms De Wynter for next week.  If there is a problem, or you have yet to organise, please contact school asap.  These meetings will be via Google Meet, unless arranged otherwise, therefore to prevent difficulties with the school’s stringent firewall, please access this meeting as usual by your child’s gmail account only.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

 

THE CHS TEAM