From The Study
Happy New Year and welcome back!
 
This term we are delighted to welcome Mrs Lorena Ross to the Prep as a Year 5 Classroom Assistant. Also joining us in the Pre-Prep for maternity cover is Mrs Ronnie Johns, who is known to us already as mother of Thomas in Year 5.  We have welcomed our three new Gap Assistants, all from Australia: Miss Molly Ingram, Miss Millie Heeran and Mr Angus Darragh. I am sure you will join me in wishing them all a very happy time at Twyford.
 
We ended last term with a wonderful round of Nativity plays and Carol Services, all of which required massive amounts of work from teachers and music staff. My thanks to all those who helped make these important events so successful. Thank you also to all those who contributed to the collections: we raised £1087 for Naomi House.
 
Term has started at a great pace, with pre-testing already underway for more senior pupils (we have had three sittings already), we have had a wonderful visit from a T Rex (!), and our children have already been very busy in their sports. Congratulations to the girls’ U11 and U13 netball teams on winning the Bryanston Tournaments at their respective age groups. Returning to the subject of senior schools for a moment, please could I remind parents to inform us immediately they know a date for interview/assessment. We do not usually get the same information from the schools, so this can put us all under pressure to ensure a pupil is ‘ready’.
 
I am keen to flag up the Talking Heads presentation this coming Thursday. Mr Chris Wheeler, Headmaster of Monkton Combe School, will talk about pastoral care. I know that he will be an engaging and interesting speaker, and the subject matter is very important to us at Twyford. Please may I urge you to support this talk, as I must be able to attract these Heads in future on the basis that there is a good number in attendance? If you would like to have a glimpse of just how ‘interesting’ Mr Wheeler is as a person, do have a look at last summer’s Speech Day at Monkton, filmed by the BBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27dDX-CpuLw . Please come and support the event, even if you have no intention of considering the school a Head comes from! There is a danger that we will not have these in future…
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        General Information

        Emails sent to Parents this week:

        12/01   To:  Yr 3 Parents; From: Mr Smith; Re: Golden Gecko Climbing

        11/01    To:  Yrs 4-8 Parents; From: Mr Lewis; Re: Arrangements for 13/01

        16/01    To:  Yrs 3&4 Parents; From: TPA; Re: Disco

        18/01    To:  Yrs 3,4,5,6 Parents; From: Mr Goldsmith; Re: Swimming Gala 1st February\

        Chapel Services this term:

        Carol Services:

        We should like to thank you for your wonderful support at the carol services at the end of last term. As a result of your generosity, we have been able to make a donation of £1080.75 to Naomi House.

        Family Services:

        Our Family Services this term will be on:

        Saturday 3rd February for Middle School, when the speaker will be Mr Hall

        Saturday 24th February for Upper School, when the speaker will be Revd C Case, Senior Chaplain at Charterhouse.

        As usual, refreshments will be available in the pavilion before the services, which will start at 8.30 a.m.

        David Owens

        Year 3 & 4 Discoclick here for ticket application form   

         

        Dr Bailey's Enigma
        Zoology is the study of animals. There are many’ –ologies’ that we hear spoken of regularly (biology, technology, meteorology), but there are many that are rarely heard. Can you guess what these ‘–ologies’ are relating to or studying? Once you have had a sensible guess, look them up to find out the answer:
        Algology Barology
        Carpology   Cardiology  
        Dendrology   Entomology  
        Ethnology   Etymology  
        Gerontology   Graphology
        Herpetology   Hymnology
        Icthyology   Oology  
        Ornithology   Philology  
        Palaeontology Rhinology
        Speleology   Toxicology  
        Vulcanology    
         
        U13 & U12 Bryanston Tournament Winners

        Weekly Calendar
        LAMDA Exams Years 6-8 on 18 Jan 2018
        Year 1 Trip to Royal Victoria Country Park - Florence Nightingale on 18 Jan 2018 @ 09:00
        Reception Dinosaur Day - T Rex visiting on 18 Jan 2018 @ 09:00
        Rugby U8A VII vs Princes Mead (h) 3:00 pm on 18 Jan 2018 @ 15:00
        Rugby U8B VII vs Princes Mead (h) 3:00 pm on 18 Jan 2018 @ 15:00
        Rugby U8C VII vs Princes Mead (h) 3:00 pm on 18 Jan 2018 @ 15:00
        Rugby U9B VII vs Princes Mead (a) 3:00 pm on 18 Jan 2018 @ 15:00
        Rugby U9C VII vs Princes Mead (a) 3:00 pm on 18 Jan 2018 @ 15:00
        LAMDA Exams Years 6-8 on 19 Jan 2018
        TPA Reps' Meeting 8:30 am on 19 Jan 2018 @ 08:30
        KES Entrance Exams on 20 Jan 2018
        Headmaster's Drop-in (Sports Pavilion) 8:15 am - 8:45 am on 20 Jan 2018 @ 08:15
        Netball House Matches Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 1:30 pm on 20 Jan 2018 @ 13:30
        Water Polo Girls House Matches Years 7 & 8 1:30 pm on 20 Jan 2018 @ 13:30
        Rugby Colts A IX vs Westbourne House School (h) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby Colts B IX vs Westbourne House School (h) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10 C VII vs Westbourne House School (a) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10A VIII vs Westbourne House School (a) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10B VIII vs Westbourne House School (a) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U12A XII vs Westbourne House School (a) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U13A XIII vs Westbourne House School (h) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U13B IX vs Westbourne House School (a) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9A VII vs Westbourne House School (h) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9B VII vs Westbourne House School (h) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9C VII vs Westbourne House School (h) on 20 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        3R Twyford Explorers Trip to Golden Gecko Climbing 1:15 pm - 4:00 pm on 22 Jan 2018 @ 13:15
        Hockey 7s U9A VII vs Cheam School (h) 2:15 pm on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:15
        Hockey 7s U9B VII vs Cheam School (h) 2:15 pm on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:15
        Rugby U10D VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Hockey 7s U10A VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Hockey 7s U10B VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball 1st VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball 2nd VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball 3rd VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball 4th VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball 5th VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball U11A VII vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball U11B VII vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Netball U11C VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby Colts A IX vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby Colts B IX vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby Colts C VII vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10A VIII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10B VIII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10C VII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U12A XII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U13 A XIII vs Cheam School (a) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U13B IX vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9A VII vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9B VII vs Cheam School (h) on 24 Jan 2018 @ 14:30