A Foreword From Mrs Parpworth

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that we are in the throes of the final weeks of term and what a busy time we have in store!

Last week was full of new experiences and opportunities for our children and the next couple of weeks are set to be equally as busy with exciting activities so please do read this newsletter in detail and keep in touch with Dojo so that you do not miss out!

Year 8 are thoroughly enjoying their Leavers’ Programme and Year 5 & 6 are putting the finishing touches to their sparkling production.  All of the children are gaining an immense sense of pride, enjoyment and confidence from taking part.  We hope through these final weeks, our leavers make as many magical memories as possible.

We do hope you can join us on Monday afternoon from 2.30pm to enjoy an afternoon of music with Years 1-8 and everybody is very much looking forward to the eagerly awaited Pre-Prep Speech & Sports Day this Friday.  On Saturday, our choir will be performing at St Peter’s Church fete from 11am and we hope you can come along to support.

Finally, I wanted to thank everyone who joined us at the coffee morning last week.  It was refreshing to have open and positive conversations which are fully in support of our school’s bright future.  Talking to parents, it made me realise the devastating impact some WhatsApp groups can have on the community’s general wellbeing and positivity.  We want you to know that our door is open and there are other channels you can use too such as Dojo, email or telephone to communicate with us.  Mrs Harries is very keen to work with the PFA as a conduit for any class based queries.   Mrs Harries and Mr Buss very much enjoyed meeting you and they are looking forward to being part of the school’s future, maintaining that sense of togetherness which is vital for our children.

Have a great week ahead.

Mrs Jo Parpworth

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School Last Week

Bollywood Dance Workshop 

Thank you to everyone for joining us at our Bollywood performance on Tuesday, last week.  The children showed off their talents in bhangra dancing and later enjoyed a Holi Festival ‘powder’ experience.  Kalpesh certainly sprinkled a brilliant dose of energy across the school giving us all a wellbeing boost!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Rapid Cricket Success

Congratulations to our Year 1 & 2 Rapid Cricket A & B teams for coming first and second in the Thanet tournament.  This now means that the A team goes through to the Districts to represent Thanet!  Well done to everyone who took part!

Funeral March for Nature

On Saturday, we took part in a walk for nature, creating awareness of the destruction to habitats locally and further afield.  Dressed in black, we enjoyed a walk in Ramsgate highlighting the plight of local species through our carefully created banners.  We were fortunate to be interviewed by BBC South East News with Mrs Sabin-Dawson and Felix Butterfill (Year 8) talking about the depletion of local birds, insects and animals. We have been informed that this should air on the BBC this Friday.  It was a fantastic experience for us all, highlighting that we can use our voice for change and to encourage others to act on the irreversible damage we are causing to the environment.  Thank you to Mrs Sabin-Dawson for spearheading this campaign and for putting environmental education firmly on the curriculum. 

School This Week

Year 1 & 2 Trip to Wingham – Tuesday 25th June

Our youngsters are looking forward to getting up close and personal with a range of animals.  This is their opportunity to go wild and explore nature in the great outdoors.

Year 5 Leadership Speeches – Wednesday 26th June

Year 5 will deliver their campaign as to why they should be selected as the next student leaders of the school for September 2024.  Afterwards, we will have a whole school democratic vote to ascertain who will be chosen.

Reception 2024 Transition Session – Wednesday 26th June

An opportunity to return for a second class-based activity to familiarise our pupils with their new classrooms and outdoor learning area.

Pre-Prep Sports Morning & Speech Day – Friday 28th June

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our annual prize giving ceremony starting at 9am in the Old Hall, followed by a highly competitive morning of sport commencing at 10am. Our street dance performers will kick off proceedings and we really hope you can be there to experience this wonderful day. 

Choir Performance St Peter’s Summer Fete – Saturday 29th June

Our choir has been asked to perform at the St Peter’s Summer Fete on Saturday 29th June in the morning. We will be performing a small handful of fun songs in the village outside the church at 11am. There are lots of fun things going on at the fete, like dog shows, stalls and the chance to have a go at some bell-ringing! Please do come down and support the fete if you are free on that day. Choir parents – please keep an eye on the Dojo for info regarding arrangements for the morning. Children are free to meet us down there and can leave as soon as our singing slot is finished.

Year 6 Leavers’ Party – Saturday 29th June

We look forward to celebrating Year 6’s time with us, reflecting back on many happy memories whilst having lots of fun.  The party starts at 4pm with plenty of ‘around the world’ fun to enjoy.  Party closes at 7pm.

Future Events

Class assemblies this term (Old Hall)

Year 4 – Tuesday 2nd July at 9am

Year 3 & 4 Archaeological Dig – Thursday 4th July

These children will join Dr May and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust on a dig in Canterbury.  Will they find some Roman coins?  We are sure they will have lots of fun and learn lots of interesting facts during this step back in time.

National Transition Day – Thursday 4th July

Year 6 will attend their new secondary schools on this day.  All children from Year R upwards will also spend the morning with their new class teacher. Year 3 and 4 will spend the morning with their new teacher on the 3rd of July.

Year 5 & 6 School Show – Friday 5th July

Please save the date.  We will be holding two performances at 2pm and 6pm.  This is set to be a spectacular production showcasing the amazing talents of these classes.

Prep & Senior Speech & Sports Day – Saturday 6th July

We look forward to celebrating the many achievements of our students this year and welcome everyone for an afternoon of family sporting fun.

Year 6 Leavers’ Speeches – Monday 8th July

Join us in the Old Hall where our children will speak of their memories and experiences with us.

Year 8 Leavers’ Dinner – Tuesday 9th July

Our senior leavers will be treated to a banquet in recognition of their time with us.

End of Term Chapel – Wednesday 10th July

Everyone is welcome to attend our final Chapel of this academic year.

Leavers’ Lunch for Years 6 & 8 – Wednesday 10th July

We look forward to welcoming all our parents in Years 6 to 8 to say a final farewell and goodbye to our wonderful school.

Reminders

Please note that bookings for Holiday Club have now closed.

Please note the whole school photo scheduled for this Wednesday has been cancelled due to an error with the booking.

School Values Awards

Pre-Prep

Reception

Monty Watson for great achievement in his writing.

Reception for working so hard on their assembly, learning their lines and places (even adapting to change parts to replace some that are absent or nervous)! Super teamwork and courage!

Year 1

Elliot Palmer for his excellence in concentration and effort in Maths and Phonics.

David Walters for continuing to read every single day and always working hard in lessons.

Year 2

Pixie Jarman-  Pixie has really wowed us this week with her reading. She has developed her fluency and as such her confidence has soared! 

Henry Honeyman- for his insightful contributions in lessons and completing work to a high standard! 

Sadie Manning constantly shows true WHD values. She is always very kind and shows respect to her peers and teachers and is also a great team player. 

Ezra Jeffrey- For his determination to carry on with his lessons despite having his writing arm in plaster! Amazing resilience, Ezra. 

Year 3

Claudia Flockhart and Aziza Foster-Troy – for their kindness and thoughtfulness. Without prompting, both girls actively take part in clearing not only our table after lunch, but also that of Mrs Nicholass. It is much appreciated. 

Seniors

Year 4

Teddy Lawson for showing kindness and for working hard in class, demonstrating resilience.

Year 5

Arabella Chhabra for hard work in class and for being a helpful friend to others.

Year 6

Conrad Baybars for being extremely helpful in class.

Brooke Webb for her hard work in supporting the running of the Eco Shop.

Seniors

Felix W for kindness and helpfulness in the boarding house.

Team of the Week

Team of the week nomination for U13 girls cricket team. Beat St Lawrence convincingly, with all girls contributing towards a fantastic victory. 

School Calendar

Please click here and scroll through for the most up to date calendar of events for the term.

Menus

This week the kitchen will be serving menu week 1.

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Matches This Week

2.00pm start unless otherwise stated

Wednesday

Cricket v Dover College: 1st XI (a)

Cricket v St Edmund’s: U13 A Girls (a)

Cricket v Junior King’s: U11 A Girls (a)

Saturday

Cricket v Parents: U13 (h)

Matches Last Week

FixtureResult

Cricket v St Lawrence: 1st XI (h)

Won by 85 runs

Cricket v St Lawrence: U13 A Girls (h)

Won by 23 runs

Rapid Cricket: Y2 A and B Mixed (a)

1st and 2nd

Kent Junior Schools Golf Championship: U13 A Mixed (a)

Won by 5 points

Cricket v Kent College: U9 A Girls (a)

Lost by 5 runs

Cricket v Aldro: 1st XI (h)

Lost by 148 runs

 

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