Dear Parents

Carol Concert

This week the school has become alive with Christmas Song as the children are preparing for their Carol Concert on 10th December.  Fortunately, we find ourselves in Tier 2 from 2 December, which allows us to perform this event in church.  However, after a great deal of thought and risk assessing, we will not be inviting parents to the event.  This will be recorded professionally by 2020TV, who have filmed our Christmas plays in the past.  Although our children will be singing within their bubbles only, hopefully, with the magic of film, they will be able to combine the three separate recordings into one school concert.  The DVDs will need to be pre-ordered at a cost of £14 or £19 on a USB format.  These will be invoiced in next term’s fees and will be available to collect from Mrs Hampton from the school on Tuesday 15th December between 10am – 2pm.  Hopefully, this will allow you to relax and enjoy the concert in the comfort of your own homes with your children, popcorn optional.  As always, we ask parents to be sensitive and not to share this footage on social media in order to respect the privacy of our children.  Please note that the children must wear their school uniform on the last day of term not their PE kit.

Giving back to the community – Marylebone Project and St Johns Hospice

This year has been challenging for everyone, and at CHS we feel there has never been a more important time to give back to the community. We would like to create a festive hamper to give to our chosen charity, Marylebone Project (Women’s Homeless Charity).  If you would like to donate canned and boxed food items, along with any sealed/new toiletries, such as toothpaste, you will find a donations box in the entrance at school on Friday 4th December only. In school, the children will also be making Christmas cards and decorations for St John’s Hospice as another way to spread festive spirit and cheer.

Flu Vaccines

Please may I also remind you to forward your nasal flu forms through asap, thank you to all those parents who have already done this.

Post Box

The children were delighted to see the Christmas Wreath hanging on the front door this morning and as we head into the final 2 weeks of term, the Christmas elf, along with a host of Christmas decorations will be appearing daily.  If your children would like to write their Christmas cards to their classmates, they can post them using one of our three ‘socially distanced’ Christmas boxes.

Hobgoblin Remote Theatre Visit

Although we haven’t been able to arrange any trips this term, we are looking forward to enjoying Goldilocks in Junior One and Form One, and The Best Christmas Ever in Form Two upwards.  These events will hopefully allow the children to escape into a magical festive world during our final week of term.

Christmas Party on 7th December

Our traditional Christmas party is planned for the afternoon of 7th December.  We invite all of our pupils to arrive in festive attire.  We encourage Santa hats and elf ears!

Finally, we would like to say how proud we are of our Form Six pupils who have embarked on their 11 + exams with maturity under unusual circumstances.  Praise must also go out to one of our young boys in Form One who has excelled in Doodle Maths this week and is our top doodler!


Best wishes for a warm and restful weekend,