Dear CHS Parents

I hope this email finds you all well and healthy.

The children have settled in positively after the half term break and lots of them are looking forward to their spooky weekends!

Form Three welcomed a new student teacher to their class this week.  Mrs McDonald, who is currently a teaching assistant at St John’s Pre-Prep,  will be with us for the rest of this term.  Sadly, we will be shortly sending a fond farewell to Ms Knox who will be leaving at the end of next week to continue on her gap year.

We were delighted to welcome back former CHS pupils from our 2020 and 2021 Form Six classes.  The children met up in school and joined our Seniors in the park for a session with Mr Taiwo, before returning to the building to give our current Year Six some feedback on what to expect in the coming months.  Audrey, Petra, Jeanine, Harry, Teresa, Orlando, Maya and Harriet offered some great coaching advice from their experiences at City of London, Alleyn’s, St Pauls, Wetherby and Kensington Park School, that we are sure will be of use to the Form Six’s at this point.

Congratulations to Mimi in Form Three who recently received a distinction in her RCM Violin Grade Four exam, we are looking forward to hearing Mimi play at our Christmas concert.

UNICEF

Following the UNICEF assembly that was lead by Ms Duffy on Tuesday, I am attaching news regarding our recently formed connection with UNICEF and our ambition to reach our silver award.

 

ART 

We are looking forward to seeing the finalist’s work in our recent Mental Health and Wellbeing art competition, which will be displayed at a pop up Art Gallery based at 14 Porchester Place.  We have been assured by ’The Sisters London’, that our children’s work will be in their window towards the end of next week.

 

Christmas card forms will go out with all the CHS children in their bags today, please complete and return by next Thursday at the very latest to make sure your children’s cards will be processed and ready in time for Christmas.

 

AUTHOR VISIT

We are very excited to welcome the author, James Sellick, on Wednesday, 3 November, who will be coming into school to present his book ‘There’s a Rang-Tan in my bedroom’ on deforestation and palm oil.   He will be signing his books which each child will take home with them at the end of the day.   We have asked our seniors  to do a little research about the work that Greenpeace are doing in connection with deforestation and to prepare any questions for the author on Wednesday, please see the following link for your information: https://jamessellick.com/rang-tan

 

REQUESTS

Whilst the weather has been unseasonably warm, the school is cool because we remain vigilant in airing the building.  Our windows throughout the building are open and children coming into school without a vest and their school jumper are getting cold during the day.  Therefore, please make sure they are dressed warmly, wearing a vest and bringing in their jumpers or cardigans.

The school is focusing on our pupil’s behaviour at collection and it will help us if parents and carers can prevent any younger siblings from calling attention to older brothers and sisters.  We would also ask parents and carers, together with younger children, not to sit on the front steps.

 

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Food Drive – Ms Arthur has once again agree to arrange the Food Drive for Westminster Food Bank.  We will be inviting children to bring non perishable goods between Monday 15 November to Friday 19 November.  A list of recommended goods will be shared on Friday 12 November. 

 

Coffee Morning – Mrs Hampton has had to change the date of her next coffee morning, from 18 November to 25 November.  Invitations with the link to the virtual meeting will be sent shortly before this date.

 

Flu vaccination – Information regarding the nasal flu vaccination, together with the consent form, will be sent out next week, but we can confirm that this service will be administered on Monday, 29 November.  

 

For Your Information Only

Colliers Property contacted us apologising for any disruption caused by works currently being undertaken by G Network along Connaught Street.  There will be a second phase of these works on Connaught Street between Porchester Place and Portsea Place, which will run from 25 October until 3 November.

 

Best wishes for a lovely weekend,

 

THE CHS TEAM