From The Study

Our Assembly this Monday morning was focused on one Old Twyfordian, Arnold Kemball, who lost his life exactly 100 years ago this week, in the First World War. While we have already observed Remembrance Day in October, there is a special reason for us to have presented the life and career of this Old Twyfordian: he had so far not been recognised and commemorated in either the Chapel War Memorial or our Book of War Dead. For unknown reasons, this omission was not spotted until some brilliant detective work was done by Andrew Keeling, who now supervises our Archives. The culmination of many months of detailed research was the excellent presentation in Assembly, followed by the unveiling of a plaque in Chapel to Lt. Col. Arnold Kemball, CB, DSO.

This week has been National Book Week, of course. On Tuesday we had an author visit of Tracey Corderoy to Pre-Prep. Children heard all about Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, and Little Penguin Lost. On Wednesday they delighted us all with their inventive costumes representing their favourite characters.  Some were very impractical as a means of dress for a school day, but we got through! On Thursday Year 2 were engaged in workshops for the Play In A Day, which culminated in the performance to parents.  Nursery and Reception bring the week to a close with a theatre trip to see ‘We’re Going on a Bearhunt’. Also topping off National Book Week, we are all looking forward to the author visit today, when we welcome Caroline Lawrence, author of those brilliant Roman Mystery books, to meet most children in Prep. In addition to our own pupils, we have become accustomed to inviting pupils from Twyford St Mary’s Primary School to these events – which makes for a very good audience.

Well done to U11 Netball team for qualifying for the IAPS National Finals, to take place on Friday 10th March at Basildon Sporting Village. Our U12 and U13 girls are competing today, in this awful weather. We wish them luck.

Please note that we have a Pupil Welfare Group meeting tomorrow morning, starting 8.45 am, on the topic of Pupil Voice. All parents are welcome. This time we will be joined by the Head Boy and Head Girl, who will present their own view on Pupil Voice, as well as answering questions from parents. There is the usual Headmaster’s Drop-In session from 8.15 am to 8.45 am in the Sports Pavilion. All are welcome.

      Matron's Notes
        General Information

        Uniform Sale

        Stevensons Uniform Sale:

        Stevensons will be in school on Thursday, 16th March from 2.00 pm – 6.30 pm in the pavilion.  They will have all their usual range of uniform including summer dresses and cricket gear ready for the summer term.

        Second Hand Uniform Sale:

        There will also be a second hand uniform sale on Friday March 17th at 8.15 am in the second hand shop.

        IT Drop In Session:

        IT Services will be holding a drop in session on Friday, March 10th from 8.15 am - 9.00 am to help with any techncial issues relating to iSAMS or the Sports App.

        Emails sent to parents this week:

        27/02    Email and attachment to all Parents from Mrs Johnston re: PWG 4/3/17

        27/02    Email to all Parents from TPA re: Quiz Night 3/3/17

        02/02    Email to Year 5&6 Parents re: Disco

        03/03    Email to all Parents re: Quiz Night







        Dr Bailey's Enigma

        Answer to last week’s Enigma: OYSTER

        This week’s Engima:

        Another logic puzzle to solve.

        Use the grid here to work out your answer.

        A company was interviewing people for four jobs that had become available. One Monday morning, four people came in to be interviewed. Each interviewee talked with a different manager about a different job. Can you work out the full name of each interviewee, the full name of each manager, and the job each interviewed for?

        1. The four people interviewed were Wanda, the person interviewed by Dick, the person who applied for the technician job, and the person who was interviewed by Mr. Bourne.

        2. Terry Stock was not interviewed by Cindy. Sara’s last name wasn’t Kingsley.

        3. Ms. Thompson didn’t interview for the supervisor’s job. Mr. Watts didn’t interview Wanda. Mike’s last name wasn’t Heart.

        4. Ben was interviewing applicants to fill a position for an engineer. Ted’s last name wasn’t Madison. Cindy Mann didn’t interview a woman.

        5. The person whose last name was Madison interviewed by the person whose last name was Heart, but not for the position of trainer.

        6. Sara wasn’t interviewed by Mike.

        Did You Know?

        Answer to last week's "Did You Know?" is Effie-Marinos (Mrs Stamidou's husband).

        This week:    Spot the member of staff in this Saints FC U11 Schoolboys team in 1986/87.  Clue - he recently celebrated a milestone birthday!

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