Good afternoon CHS parents

What a fantastic end to the week we have had.  Blessed with sunshine when we thought there would be rain,  and so much energy and enthusiasm from the children, teachers and parents at Paddington Rec this morning.  Congratulations to both Clifton and Sussex Houses for their superb sportsmanship.  After seven year’s ownership of the CHS Sport’s Trophy, Sussex succumbed to their Clifton classmates.  Particular success for Christina in Form Three, who was, without a doubt, our Victor Ludorum.   Thank you again to the CHS Team, particularly Mr Taiwo and Mrs Larke, for their outstanding organisational skills that made today run so smoothly.

On Monday, Junior One went to Bockett’s Farm and, even though it rained, the children had a glorious time; riding on a tractor, feeding the cows and seeing all the farm animals with some beautiful baby animals that they adored watching.

Earlier in the week, Form 6 enjoyed a trans-Atlantic live lesson link-up with Year 7 students from the Archie Cole Middle School in Rhode Island with their teacher Maria Portugali, who has spent time in Antarctica as a Polar scientist. During the thirty minute workshop, we were able to learn a little about her research and could also quiz her students about life in the US schooling system. Pupils from Form 6 shared all about London and their interests inside and outside the classroom.

24 hours after their American class link-up, Form 6 were on the road as they headed out to the much-anticipated end of year secret trip. The destination this year was Stubbers Activity Centre in Essex. A superbly run, high-octane adventure set-up on the edge of the M25. The 50 minute journey ended with cries of delight when the mystery destination was revealed. The pupils spent the next six hours on high ropes, ascending ladders, overcoming fears, stretching their imagination, climbing through tunnels, shooting laser guns and firing an archer’s bow. It was actually the wettest day in June so far, but spirits were never dampened. The looks of happiness and intrigue on their faces told the story of how much the day had been enjoyed. A fitting finale on what is a very special year for them all.

Congratulations to Meera in Form Three, who passed her Grade One Violin with Merit!  Meera, we are all incredibly proud of you and look forward to hearing you play at our next concert.

We are all looking forward to the whole school play next Thursday, 1 July where we will need to follow very strict social distancing measures to make sure we meet the risk assessments we have in place.  On Monday, we will be sending out a request for attendees and later in the week , you will be allocated numbered seats.  Please note we have allocated two seats per family.  Once the numbers are in,  if there are additional spaces we will be able to offer these nearer the time.

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 – 9.45am for a 10am start, finishing at 10.30am for Junior One Parents and Form One Parents
  • Form Two – 10.45am for an 11am start, finishing at 11.30am for Form Two Parents
  • Form Three – 1.30pm for a 1.45pm start, finishing at 2.15pm for Form Three Parents
  • Forms Four, Five and Six – 2.30pm for a 2.45pm start, finishing around 4pm for Form Four, Form Five and Form Six Parents.  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 (unless they have younger siblings needing to be collected from CHS first)

Please note that siblings will be kept at school for collection when all the children have finished. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Best wishes,