From the Study

On Monday we welcomed children (and staff) back from half term. My Assembly required me to walk in with a long-handled broom. I talked about schooling in Japan and Sean Fitzpatrick, long serving captain of the New Zealand All Blacks. See if your child can explain to you how these three elements fit together on the theme of respect!

Many congratulations to Lucy Perkins, who has won the Hampshire Fencing (Foil) Under 12 Championships for 2016! What a great achievement, Lucy.

You will see from the main photo in this issue that our Choir did, indeed, complete their French tour. It was very successful, and we have heard very positive reports of the music and the great ambassadorship of the pupils. My thanks to the staff who accompanied the group; especially David Hall, who organised the tour. I was delighted to hear how many families attended the various concerts and recitals. We were also treated to a reprise of the repertoire of the tour on Monday evening, when the Senior Choir – this time including those who did not tour – gave a recital of the music performed in France. In addition to the marvellous singing, we all enjoyed listening to Louisa Paterson and Sophie Kileff performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor, Op.3 on the violin.

Please may I invite all parents to join us for the Family Service tomorrow morning, when Rev Johan Watts will be speaking at Senior Chapel. We begin with coffee from 8.00 am, with the service starting at 8.30 am.

Of course, we are all geared up for tonight’s TPA Fireworks event. I am sure it will be a spectacular show. Please do pay particular attention when manoeuvring your car in and out of the School – it is dark and children are going to be excited by the event itself! You are reminded that the front gates will close at 5.20 pm, after which all entry and exit is via the rear.

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        Cold Weather

        As the weather is turning colder please remember to ensure children are wearing their warm, navy Twyford coat to and from school.  Twyford woollen winter hats are available from Giraffe (no other hats are permitted).  Children may wear their own gloves and scarves but these should be named please!

        Emails sent to parents this week:

        1/11   To: All Parents;  Fm: Mrs Johnston;   Re: PWG Meeting 12th November

        2/11   To: Pre-prep, Yrs 3,4,5 Parents;   Fm: Mrs Mote;  Re: Poetry Workshops to be held on 10th November

        2/11:   To:  Yrs 5,6,7, 8      Fm: School Office; Re: Bonfire Night

        3/11:   To: Prep Parents;   Fm: Mrs Dodson;    Re: Poppy Appeal

        3//11:  To:  Yrs  5,6,7,8;     Fm:  School Office; Re: Bonfire Night

        Dr Bailey's Enigma

        Answers to last week’s Enigma:

        MINERAL WATER        CAULIFLOWER          GINGER ALE

        TOMATO                      CIDER                        ARTICHOKE

        CHAMPAGNE               ASPARAGUS

        ORANGE JUICE            LEGUME                    TEA

        CHOCOLATE                LAGER                        PEANUT BUTTER

        CUSTARD                    PORRIDGE                  SPAGHETTI

        PRAWN COCKTAIL     PEACH                        APRICOT

        This week’s Enigma:

        1.If two days after tomorrow is Friday, what is the 3rd letter of the day which comes three days before yesterday?

        2. If each of the names of the months of the year had the three letters nearest the beginning of the alphabet removed, what would be the 4th letter of the month whose first letter begins with the letter which follows the 18th letter of the alphabet?

        Calling all children in year 7 & 8 to put on your dancing shoes! The theme this year is Pink and/or Green.  Please find the ticket application form here.

        The TPA

        TPA Committee Meeting 8:20 am on 04 Nov 2016 @ 08:20
        Opro Mouthguard 2nd Fitting 8:30 am on 04 Nov 2016 @ 08:30
        Strings Workshop Canford School 12:45 pm on 04 Nov 2016 @ 12:45
        TPA: Grand Fireworks Night 6:00 pm on 04 Nov 2016 @ 18:00
        TPA: AGM in The Old Dining Room 8:20 am on 05 Nov 2016 @ 08:20
        Upper School Family Service - Rev. J. Watts 8:30 am on 05 Nov 2016 @ 08:30
        Hockey Sevens House Matches Years 3 & 4 on 05 Nov 2016 @ 13:00
        Hockey Sevens 1st VII vs Lambrook School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:15
        Hockey Sevens 3rd VII vs Lambrook School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:15
        Hockey Sevens U11A VII vs Lambrook School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:15
        Football 1st XI vs Horris Hill School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football 2nd IX vs Horris Hill School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football 3rd IX vs Horris Hill School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football 4th IX vs Horris Hill School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football Colts A VII vs Horris Hill School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football Colts B VII vs Horris Hill School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football Colts C VII vs Horris Hill School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U10A VII vs Horris Hill School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U10B VII vs Horris Hill School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U10C VII vs Horris Hill School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U9B VI vs Horris Hill School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Hockey Sevens 2nd VII vs Lambrook School (h) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 15:00
        Hockey Sevens U11B VII vs Lambrook School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 15:00
        Hockey Sevens U11C VII vs Lambrook School (a) on 05 Nov 2016 @ 15:00
        Open Dance Week Prep & Pre-Prep on 07 Nov 2016
        School exams for Years 6 to 8 on 07 Nov 2016
        School exams for Years 6 to 8 on 08 Nov 2016
        Year 1 Visit to Milestones Museum on 08 Nov 2016
        Football 1st XI vs Winchester College Boys-U14A (a) on 08 Nov 2016 @ 15:30
        Football 2nd IX vs Winchester College Boys-U14C (a) on 08 Nov 2016 @ 15:30
        ABRSM Music Theory Exam on 08 Nov 2016 @ 17:00
        Nursery - No Busy Bees on 09 Nov 2016
        School exams for Years 7 to 8 on 09 Nov 2016
        Reception Visit to My Little Explorers on 09 Nov 2016 @ 09:30
        Hockey Sevens 1st VII vs U13 Westbourne House Hockey Tournament (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 13:30
        Hockey Sevens 2nd VII vs U13 Westbourne House Hockey Tournament (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 13:30
        Hockey Sevens U9A Westhill Park Hockey Festival (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 13:45
        Nursery Parents' Evening 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:00
        Football 1st XI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (h) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football 2nd IX vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football 3rd IX vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football 4th IX vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (h) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football Colts A VII vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (h) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football Colts B VII vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (h) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football Colts C VII vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (h) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U10A VII vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U10B VII vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U10C VII vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (a) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U9A VI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (h) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
        Football U9B VI vs The Pilgrims' Winchester (h) on 09 Nov 2016 @ 14:30