From the Head’s Study
We have enjoyed welcoming the children back to school today following their half term break. It has been wonderful to hear of your adventures and family time shared together.
The second half of the Autumn term is a special and memorable time for all school children. In Assembly this morning, we took the opportunity to look ahead at the many events available in our calendar for our children to enjoy over the next 6 and a half weeks. Aside from a full academic (including both internal and external exams and assessments for many) and co-curricular programme on offer at WHD, we also look forward to our Bonfire Night party, Remembrance reflections, a Year 6 residential trip (to Hindleap), charity events, the Senior School Play, a London theatre trip for Year 3, a Paris trip for the seniors, a Christmas Fair, Christmas Feast and Games, a whole school panto trip, our Final Assembly and our end of term Carol Service, to which all parents and family members are warmly invited. It is set to be a very rewarding and jam-packed half term.
Our team of staff very much look forward to going above and beyond to provide such a wonderful educational experience for your children and we look forward to enjoying many of these events together.
Mrs Jo Parpworth
School This Week
Early Years Open Afternoon – Nursery, Pre School, Reception
On Wednesday, we look forward to holding an Open Afternoon (4-6pm) to showcase our beautiful nursery and recently renovated Reception classrooms. If you know of any family members of friends who may be interested, please do let them know.
Weather permitting, please join us for our Bonfire party at WHD on Friday 3rd November from 4.30pm onwards. We look forward to serving hotdogs, drinks whilst warming around the bonfire. This event is organised by the PFA and we do hope you are able to attend this seasonal fundraising event. Please complete this Google Form for catering purposes: https://forms.gle/JRme3hJ4vFZxFb4r6. We will notify you on Wednesday if the event is to be postponed due to adverse weather.
We will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 4th November (10am – 12pm) with a Fireworks Theme from Year 1 to 8. There will be a variety of activities to enjoy. Please can children wear their smartest uniform so that we are able to showcase our school in the very best light. Years 7&8 should arrive as normal, Years 4-6 should arrive between 9.30-9.45am and Year 1-3 should arrive from 9.45am. A reminder for any parents who have not yet seen the school that this would be the ideal opportunity to do so.
Senior Show Rehearsal (Year 7 and 8)
We will be holding rehearsals for the senior school play this Saturday (after Open Day) so full attendance is required.
Future Events for your diaries
Anti Bullying week
Join us for Anti-Bullying week 2023, which will take place from Monday 13th November – Friday 17th November and will kick off with Odd socks day on Monday 13th. Below is a Just Giving page if you would like to donate directly.
Parent/Teacher Quiz Night
Please join us on Friday 10th November for an adult quiz night in the Sports Hall. It is set to be a night of fun, laughter and good company. The ticket entry of £10 includes 2 bottles of wine per table. Please bring your own additional snacks and drinks. Ms Mohammed has kindly created a quiz for everyone to enjoy, which will be delivered by Mrs Parpworth who will be wearing her sparkliest of jackets. To enter please email: email@example.com.
School Uniform Shop
We have a range of preloved uniform items available in our uniform shop. Please contact Liz Dilkes, Chair of the PFA, to arrange an appointment.
This is another reminder that dogs should be kept on leads at all times.
Please note that under no circumstances do we permit smoking or vaping on-site. Sadly, we have witnessed a few parents vaping at collection time and whilst watching sports fixtures. We have a duty to role model healthy lifestyles and therefore request that parents adhere to this rule.
Please click here and scroll through for the most up to date calendar of events for the term.
Matches This Week
2.00pm start unless otherwise stated
Wednesday, 1 November
Hockey v Duke of York’s: U13A Girls (h) 2:15pm
Please always refer to the website calendar as it is the most up-to-date place to check for fixture changes and locations.
If your child has been selected for a fixture, we will communicate with you prior to the fixture with information regarding the recommended pick up time from Wellesley HD.
Matches Last Week
Hockey v Northbourne Park: U11 A Girls
Hockey v Northbourne Park: U11 B Girls
Football v Kent College: U11 A Boys
Football v Kent College: U11 B Boys
Hockey v Northbourne Park: U9 A Girls
Hockey v Northbourne Park: U9 B Girls
Hockey v Dover College: U13 A Girls