Dear CHS Parents,

School Play  Wednesday 6 July

Our school Year finished with a crescendo at the Steiner Hall. A fabulous performance of Treasure Island from our pupils in Forms Two to Six showed off their acting and musical talents and brought joy to both the actors and the audience.   Credit to the CHS staff, led by Miss Burke with Dr Ashworth who had been working out dances, creating props, teaching the songs, directing the acting and finally getting the children on and off the stage at the correct times over the last few weeks.  It all came together to create magic and memories for our children to treasure.

 

Prize Giving Thursday 7 July

The children and staff all gathered in Connaught Square to celebrate the end of the year.  Ait was a relaxed and happy occasion with some rousing cheers and the much anticipated awarding of the house cup.  The winner for the most house points this year was Clifton.

Congratulations to all of our pupils!

 

Friday 8 July 

End of year reports are available to view or download on Matrep https://matrep.co.uk/

 

Week in Review

 

Sports’ Day – Friday 1 July

More than two hours of athletic competitions took centre stage last Friday for the CHS annual Sports Day. The races were many and varied: sprinting, agility and balance were all severely tested. There were 51 races altogether and a lucrative silver trophy up for grabs at the end of the athletics’ marathon. As always it was Sussex v Clifton, with the Clifton team defending the title they had secured in 2021. There were fabulous performances from all the children, with Sussex taking the early advantage on the scoreboard. Back came Clifton to snatch an unexpected lead at the halfway mark. As the rain clouds gathered, Sussex took the initiative and found their rhythm. By the time the relay took place, they had an unassailable lead. Clifton took the relay, but Sussex were the champions by 167 points to 160. Sussex captain, Adiel lifted the trophy as the rain poured down onto the exhausted competitors.

Visit to Lord’s – Friday 1 July

Just a few hours after the final races had been completed at Paddington rec, the Form 6 children were on the move again. They didn’t have to travel far, simply to the leafy environment of St John’s Wood. They were on the search for Cricket and where better to find this than at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket. The pupils took in the latest match of the T20 blast with Middlesex going head to head with high-flying Somerset. The class sat in the Mound Stand, just metres from the flame machines which were ignited with every boundary. There were plenty of pyrotechnics on the field with Somerset successfully chasing down more than eight-an-over to win in the final moments. The pupils sampled the delights of the Food Village, had a tour of the ground and even sneaked into the Members’ section of the Warner Stand. The cameras also picked them out on the big screen. It was a night to remember.

Quiz Club Maths Heroics – Monday 4 July

A fabulous quartet of CHS Maths enthusiasts descended on Euston on Monday for the final of a national tournament. Captain, Hannah Z took her team to Friends’ House and the historic Light Auditorium. Alongside Hannah were Alexandra and Adiel as well as Riddhi from Form 5. They were up against 28 other teams that had each won through two rounds of tortuous questions. The competition started with five easier questions: Algebra, Prime Factors and Geometry, among others. This quickly moved to more challenging rounds with the most lucrative questions gaining 100 points. It’s all against the clock, with contestants having between 15 and 60 seconds to answer on their keypads. When the scores were added up, the CHS team answered more than 80% of the questions correct and came thirteenth. They were the highest placed all-girls team. A fantastic achievement.

Maths Competitions

Two of the senior pupils had the joy of immersing themselves into the tortuous world of the Junior Kangaroo Maths tournament last month. The results have just been released. The competition gives the lucky contestants a series of 25 mind-blowing questions which are of GCSE standard and beyond. Picking their way through cones and parallelograms, finding tangents and cosines and using Pythagoras and pi is not everyone’s idea of an exciting Wednesday morning. When the results were declared, Alexandra in Form Six achieved a remarkable 60% success with Riddhi in Form Five securing a stunning 92% with 23 correct answers! Well done to both of them for their remarkable Maths prowess.

 

Reminders for the Autumn Term 2022

Term begins on Wednesday 7th September. There will be no after school clubs or private music lessons this week.

Swimming for Forms Four to Six will start on Friday 9th September. Please make sure that your child has the correct swimming kit. This must be clearly labelled.

 

Uniform for the Autumn Term 

PE uniform should be worn on Thursday and Fridays throughout the year.

Dance/Yoga will start for Forms One & Two on Tuesdays and children in these classes should come dressed in their PE kit.

Junior One Dance will be on Wednesdays, children in Junior One should arrive to school dressed in their PE kit.

Summer uniform may be worn whilst it is warm but winter uniform should be worn from October.

 

Holiday activities 

Alyssia Fleur School of Dance, which has been running junior ballet classes in school this term, is running three camps in the summer holidays. https://alyssiafleurschoolofdance.co.uk/

 

Wishing you a very healthy and happy summer holiday.

 

The CHS Team