From The Study

This week we have been looking at ways in which we judge people: perhaps mistaking their true qualities by judging them on appearances. Ask your child about Monday’s Assembly, in which I asked them to look in a mirror and describe what they saw. This was followed up in Chapel and tutor sessions.  It is always valuable if children can develop their thoughts with you at home as well.

I am delighted to be able to announce two great success in Senior School Scholarships: Joe Lewis has been awarded a Sports Scholarship to Wellington College, and Poppy Johnson has been awarded an Academic Scholarship to Wellington College. Well done both of you! We are still waiting for a couple of results to conclude this term’s round, with still more being competed for next term.

Our U13 and U11 Netball teams have been exceptionally busy today, playing in the National Finals at Basildon. Even though each team began with gusto and great success (U13s won their first five matches), neither managed to sustain this right to the end. The U13s came 3rd in their Group, and the U11s came 7th. I would point out that the U13 have done incredibly well considering that there are so few girls in Year 8 this year. Great effort girls.

Other sporting activities have been as energetic as ever this week, with inter-house cross country and house hockey added to the many school matches played.

As we set off on Exeat, I can see the Year 6 & 7 children getting themselves ready for their Disco. Adults have ear plugs ready. Have a good weekend.

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      Matron's Notes
        General Information

        School Council – Charity nominations for 2017/18

        It is that time of year when we need to think about the charities that will be supported next academic year.  As usual, nominations can be made by pupils and their families and all nominations will be considered in a school council meeting on Monday 24th April.  A short list will be voted on by all pupils in the following week.  If you have a charity that is of particular interest to your family and would like it to be considered for support, your child should bring in some information about it to give to their school council rep by Friday 21st April.  One national charity and one local charity is chosen each year so nominations can be for either of these categories.  Unsuccessful nominations from last year can be resubmitted.  Thank you for your support of the pupils’ fund raising efforts throughout the year. 

        Catherine Dodson

        Uniform Sale 

        Stevensons 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.

        Summer 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.

        Emails sent to parents this week:

        9/03     To: All Parents;   From: Mrs Johnston;  Re: PWG Meeting Notes

        9/03     To: Year 7 Parents;  From: Mrs Fay;  Re: Hair & Make-Up Helpers

        09/03   To: Yrs 6 & 7 Parents; From: Mr Christie; Re: Yrs 6 & 7 Play

         

        Dr Bailey's Enigma
        Answer to last week’s Enigma:

        This week’s Enigma:

        This week I have decided you should do some research! Please ask parents if you can use the internet to search for the origins of the following words, sayings or phrases in English. The answers are very interesting in themselves.

        Scuba                        Biscuit              Sold down the river

        Put a sock in it          Red tape          Hip hip hooray

        Hat-trick                    Velcro

        Did You Know?

        The answer to last week's Did You know? was Mr Lewis

        This week:

        Did you know that when Mr Hall worked at a school in Essex he did a pretty silly thing.

        Mr Hall and his boss, Alan, had to take an electric piano halfway across the county. They accidentally got in Alan's car rather than the minibus and drove all the way without the piano! When they realised their mistake, they drove back, collected the minibus and drove to the venue again but still without the piano!

        Twyford Easter Camp

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        Weekly Calendar
        EXEAT on 11 Mar 2017
        Netball U11, U12 & U13 IAPS National Finals (tbc) on 11 Mar 2017 @ 10:00
        EXEAT on 12 Mar 2017
        Year 3 Parents' Evening 4:30pm on 13 Mar 2017
        Year 8 Parents' Evening (excluding Spring Term candidates) from 5:15pm on 13 Mar 2017
        3M Twyford Explorers Trip to Golden Gecko Climbing Centre, Romsey on 13 Mar 2017 @ 13:00
        Reception Junk Modelling Workshops 'The Enormous Turnip' on 14 Mar 2017
        Year 3 Parents' Evening 4:30pm on 14 Mar 2017
        Year 8 Parents' Evening (excluding Spring Term candidates) 5:15pm on 14 Mar 2017
        Nursery Trip to West Wood 8:45 am departure - 11:30 am return on 14 Mar 2017 @ 08:45
        Year 4 Egyptian Morning on 14 Mar 2017 @ 08:45
        UKMT Team Maths Challenge at Mathematical Institute, Oxford. 8:45 am - 5:00 pm on 14 Mar 2017 @ 08:45
        Hockey Sevens U8A VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30
        Rugby U8A VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30
        Rugby U8B VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30
        Rugby U8C VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30
        Rugby U8D VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30
        Hockey Sevens U8B VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30
        Hockey Sevens U8C VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:30
        Practical Sound Lecture by KES 6th Form in Lab 1 on 14 Mar 2017 @ 14:15
        Hockey Sevens U10A VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:15
        Hockey Sevens U10C VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:15
        Hockey Sevens U9A VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:15
        Hockey Sevens U9B VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:15
        Netball 1st VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Netball 2nd VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Netball 3rd VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Netball U11A VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Netball U11B VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Netball U11C VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Netball U11D VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby Colts A IX vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby Colts B IX vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10 C VII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10A VIII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U10B VIII vs Farleigh School(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U12 / U13 XII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U12 A XII vs Farleigh School Boys-U12A(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U13 A XIII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9A VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9B VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9C VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Rugby U9D VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 14:30
        Hockey Sevens U10B VII vs Farleigh School(H) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 15:00
        Hockey Sevens U10C VII Triangular vs Farleigh U10D(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 15:00
        Hockey Sevens U9B VII Triangular vs Farleigh U9D(A) on 15 Mar 2017 @ 15:00
        Year 7 & 8 NSPCC Assembly 8:20 am - 8:45 am on 16 Mar 2017 @ 08:20
        Year 5 & 6 NSPCC Workshops 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on 16 Mar 2017 @ 09:00
        Year 1 Visit to Hundred Acre Wood 9:30 am departure - 11:30 am return on 16 Mar 2017 @ 09:30
        Rugby U9A VII vs The Portsmouth Grammar School(H) on 16 Mar 2017 @ 15:15