Dear CHS Parents

 

I hope that you agree, this morning’s Open Day was a huge success.  We had a full house of pupils touring their parents through the school, coupled with the smell of Donata’s baking, and Dr Ashworth’s piano playing drifting through the building, this all made for a wonderful experience for the children.

Mrs Hampton was delighted that such a large number of pupils from Forms Five and Six volunteered to return to school in the afternoon to act as CHS ambassadors by touring prospective parents around the school.  All the parents found the children to be totally charming and very polite.

 

COMPETITION NEWS

The art of debating is one which spans the generations and which all pupils should be encouraged to delve into whether at home or at school. It was with this in mind that a team of bright and enthusiastic Form Six students travelled to Queen’s Gate School in Kensington this Thursday for a prestigious debating competition for 10 and 11 year olds.

The side was led by Adiel alongside Alexandra and Hannah. They were up against twenty-one other teams in a two hour debating spree which covered three main topics.  This house believes that Disney characters offer bad role models for children.  This House believes that Theatre, Music and Dance lessons should be taken off the main school curriculum and become optional clubs.  This house believes that it is better to give than to receive.

Our three protagonists were pitched against other schools and were told whether they were to be proposing or opposing the motions. They offered definition of terms, rebuttals and points of information.

Amazingly, the team won each of its debates and were commended by the organisers for their proficiency and confident delivery. Due to the subjective nature of the voting, we were placed fourth overall, but with every intention of entering more similar competitions in the future and hopefully inspiring other pupils to take up the fine and noble art of debating.

MUSIC AWARDS

I would like to share some good news regarding the Richmond music festival which took place last weekend.   Estella (Form Five) and Aurelia (Form Four) both competed 2 classes on the string day,  both girls received 1st prize as well as trophies.  Estella received 1st prize for under 11 years old string solo performance, playing a violin solo, and Aurelia received 1st prize for music versatility class where she performed a flute and violin solo.

REMINDERS FOR NEXT WEEK

SCIENCE WEEK

Next week is Science Week at CHS and the children may dress up in any way linked to STEM  (Science, technology or maths) on Tuesday 29th March.

Please note, on Wednesday 30 March, the last day of term, CHS will finish at:

  • 12.15pm for the Junior One and Form One children
  • 12.20pm for Form Two and Form Three
  • 12.30pm for Form Four, Form Five and Form Six children

 

We wish you all a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday and hope you have a restful weekend,

 

Best wishes