From The Study


This week began with a wonderful Assembly completely organised and delivered by our Head Boy and Head Girl, together with a number of other Year 8 pupils. This was the start of our Anti-Bullying Week. Prior to this there had already been a number of activities in preparation for the week: an Anti-Bullying Graffiti Wall had been erected and suitably written on by pupils; a very busy poster display was mounted in the boarding lobby; in Art pupils had designed and made wall posters for display around the School. I must take my hat off to the senior members of the School for their energy and creativity throughout this period. There is still more to come. On Friday we have a full day of ’Stop Bullying' workshops provided by the ‘beat-boxer’ Olly Heat, preceded by another Assembly. To finish off the whole Anti-Bullying Week our intrepid Head Boy and Head Girl have adapted a great book into a script for Monday’s Assembly. 

We have again been busy and broad-ranging in the different activities, trips and visits for our children. On Tuesday Year 2 children arrived in a wonderful array of costumes representing life in the 17th century - they had a day experiencing what life would have been like to have lived in London at the time of the Great Fire. We squeezed in four football matches for Year 3 boys against Pilgrims’ School on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday saw the Nursery Class set off for the great adventure of visiting ‘My Little Explorers’, to immerse themselves in outdoor play and learning. As usual, Wednesday afternoon was a busy sporting one: 21 Twyford teams competing against Lately Manor, Fairleigh and PGS. On Thursday, Year 5 spent most of the day at Winchester Cathedral, getting a deeper understanding of the medieval monastic life, having their packed lunches in the undercroft. While Year 5 were on a higher spiritual plane, Year 3 travelled to Aldershot Military Museum to complement their studies of the second World War. Friday, as well as being another Anti-Bullying Day for the Prep School, is the Pre-Prep Children In Need Day. 

This week will lead us to an Exeat, beginning at 5.15 pm for all Prep children. Years 7 and 8 then don their glad rags and warm up for their Disco. There are signs that everyone will benefit from the slightly longer break before getting back into action on Monday.

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          Emails sent to parents this week:

          12/11      To: Prep Parents;      Re: Cancellation of Headmaster’s Drop-In

          14/11      To:  Year 5 Parents;  Fm:   Mr Keeling;       Re: Trip to Winchester Cathedral

          17/11:     To:  All Parents;         Fm:   Mrs Johnston;  Re:  PWG Meeting Notes

          Dr Bailey's Enigma
          Answer to last week’s Enigma:
          42. Start with the number in the top left corner. Read numbers in a Z shape. Each number is the sum of the two numbers before.
           
          This week’s Enigma:
           Martin is Tina's brother, Jennifer is Steven's sister and Desmond is Dorothy's
          brother. Who is Alistair's sister, Alicia or Stella and why?

          From the Bursar

          A plea to drivers leaving via the back gate through Bourne Lane:    There is only one potential passing place between the school exit and the main road.   Please do not go beyond this point unless you can see the way ahead is clear.  

          Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

           

          Weekly Diary
          Anti-Bullying Day on 18 Nov 2016
          Olly Heath Beat Boxer visiting "Stop Bullying" Year 2 to Year 8 on 18 Nov 2016
          Pre-Prep Children in Need Day on 18 Nov 2016
          Hockey Sevens House Matches Years 3 & 4 on 18 Nov 2016 @ 13:15
          EXEAT commences 5:15 pm on 18 Nov 2016 @ 17:15
          TPA: Years 7 & 8 Disco in Upper School 5:30 pm on 18 Nov 2016 @ 17:30
          EXEAT on 19 Nov 2016
          EXEAT on 20 Nov 2016
          *Timings tbc. Football 1st XI vs ISFA / IAPS 6-a-side National Final (if qualified) (N) on 20 Nov 2016 @ 12:00
          ABRSM music exams on 21 Nov 2016
          Swimming U10 Mixed vs St Swithun's Junior School (a) on 21 Nov 2016 @ 16:20
          Swimming U11 Mixed vs St Swithun's Junior School (a) on 21 Nov 2016 @ 16:20
          Swimming U8 Mixed vs St Swithun's Junior School (a) on 21 Nov 2016 @ 16:20
          Swimming U9 Mixed vs St Swithun's Junior School (a) on 21 Nov 2016 @ 16:20
          ABRSM music exams on 22 Nov 2016
          Parents' Evening for Year 8 Spring Term candidates only from 5:15 pm on 22 Nov 2016
          Hockey Sevens U11A VII vs Cheam School (h) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:15
          Football House Matches Years 7 & 8 and Years 5 & 6 on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Hockey Sevens 1st VII vs Cheam School (a) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Hockey Sevens 2nd VII vs Cheam School (a) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Hockey Sevens 3rd VII vs Cheam School (a) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Hockey Sevens U11C VII vs Cheam School (a) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Netball U10A VII vs Cheam School (h) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Netball U10B VII vs Cheam School (h) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Netball U10C VII vs Cheam School (h) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Netball U9A VII vs Cheam School (a) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Netball U9B VII vs Cheam School (a) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 14:30
          Hockey Sevens U11B VII vs Cheam School (h) on 23 Nov 2016 @ 15:00
          Poetry workshops Rachel Rooney Years 6 and 7 on 24 Nov 2016
          Pre-Prep Advent Chapel Service on 24 Nov 2016
          Netball U8 Portsmouth Grammar School Netball Festival (a) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 13:00
          Football U8A VI vs Portsmouth Grammar School Under 8 Football Festival (a) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 13:30
          Football U8B VI vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (h) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 15:15
          Football U8C VI vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (h) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 15:15
          Football U9A VI vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (h) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 15:15
          Football U9B VI vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (h) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 15:15
          Football U9C VI vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (h) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 15:15
          Football U9D VI vs The Portsmouth Grammar School (h) on 24 Nov 2016 @ 15:15