Dear Parents

 

Very best wishes to all our families celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Light!  This week began with an amazing dance performance – a classical Indian Kuchi Pudi dance – in celebration of the festival by Riddhi in Form Five.  A wonderful opportunity for this very talented young lady to share her dance amongst friends ahead of performing at the South Bank Centre shortly. We wish Riddhi all the very best.

This was followed on Wednesday by a visit from James Sellick, the children’s author, playwright and Greenpeace representative.  His book There’s a Rang-Tan in my bedroom was inscribed and given to each pupil who were delighted and inspired in terms of literacy but, most importantly, in line with COP26, our children were encouraged to think about their environment.  We expect that the contents of many kitchen cupboards were inspected for palm oil containing products as a result!

This week in Form Five’s classroom, the children scaled mountains! Using a surprising mix of ingredients they made mountains, mimicking the five different formations. This involved grappling with chocolate icing, inflating balloons and shifting sand with water. While the resulting mountains may not have resembled the real mountains exactly, the children can now explain how each mountain type is formed. Better still, it was great fun!

Congratulations

Congratulations go to Aurelia in Form Four and Estella in Form Five who have both recently passed their ABRSM piano Grades 5 and 6 respectively, with distinction.  We are hoping they will agree to play for us early next term at our Tea Time Concert.

In addition, congratulations are due to the pupils in Forms Two and Five who were selected for the young writers poetry competition.  The children were delighted with their certificates and we look forward to seeing their poems in print in early January.

House Cup totals so far this term are 1,295 to Clifton and 1,201 to Sussex.  Clifton are in the lead so come on Sussex!

We have a new display in the hallway celebrating individual pupils each week.  The children who have been awarded a gold star on the WOW BOARD this week are:

J1 – Ari – for participating fully in the Hindu story of Rama & Sita

F1 – Alexander – for excellent knowledge and work in Geography

F2 – Maxim – for all round helpfulness

F3 – Mimi – for passing, with distinction, her ABRSM Grade 4 violin

F4 – Christina – for being consistently conscientious

F5 – Iqbal – for excellent work in comprehension

F6 – Katherine – for a superb maths test score

Well done children – keep up the good work!

 

Upcoming Events

We will be marking Armistice Day on Thursday, 11 November at 11am with two minute silence throughout the school.

Our annual food drive for the Marylebone Project will begin on 15 November.  Parents are invited to donate non-perishable goods (food and toiletries) for this very worthy local cause.

Forms Four and Five are invited to visit Kensington Park School, along with parents, for a private CHS tour on 17 November.  Doors opening at 5.15pm at 40-44 Bark Place, W2 4AT.

On 22 November our Form Three children will be coming into school ready to Veni Vidi Vici in support of their history topic on the Romans.

The senior choir (Forms Four/Five/Six) have been invited to sing at the Connaught Village ceremony switching on the Christmas Lights on Thursday, 25 November.  We hope that many of our current and former CHS community will be there to support the choir.

Our traditional Daunt Book Fair will be resuming this year with a visit on Friday, 26 November.  As in previous years, the children will be taken down to the Dining Room to the Fair as a class and any pocket money purchases ahead of Christmas will be very much appreciated by your children no doubt.  The Fair will continue for an hour after school and parents are invited to arrive either before or at collection to head down to the Dining Room to make the most of this wonderful literary fair.

Nasal Flu Vaccinations will take place on 29 November.

In closing, a final request to please ensure that your child has their fleece lining to their park coats on Monday morning as the weather is becoming seasonally cold.

 

Wishing you a happy and safe Bonfire Night!

 

THE CHS Team