Use the Bus, Save the Planet and Save Time Behind the Wheel!
Despite Mrs Nobes' best efforts, the numbers signing up for the proposed new bus service from Burford, via Filkins and Lechlade are still not sufficient to make it viable. We only need an extra two or three pupils a day to make it worthwhile running the service so we are extending the deadline for bookings until the end of the school day on Tuesday, 11th October, at which time we will have to make a final decision. If you have already booked, please could I ask you to consider whether your child(ren) could use the service for an extra day or two each week? If you haven't booked, but live near the bus route, perhaps you might reconsider whether it would make sense to save your own fuel costs and use the bus for one or two days a week instead (and give mum a break from driving!)?
Just to remind you, the cost to parents will be £5.50 per child, per day and the pick-up points are:
07.45 - Depart from Burford: 'Just Fabrics' car park, (A40 roundabout)
07.50 - Arrive at Filkins: Cotswold Wool Weavers car park, departing 07.55 at the latest
08.00 - Arrive at Lechlade Market Place
08.15 - Arrive at St Hugh's Pre-Prep tennis courts
It will be immensely frustrating if we don't run the service for the want of just a few extra takers, so please consider supporting this green initiative.
Forms are available from Mrs Nobes in Reception or to download from the school website under News/ Letters Archive.
Andy Robinson, Bursar
On Monday, 10th October we will be celebrating 'Languages Day'. We will start the day with a 'languages' assembly organised by 7MH. Throughout the day the children in Middle and Upper School will be taking part in various 'language activities' and at lunchtime there will be a special menu.
Amendments to fixtures:
Parents are kindly reminded not to drive up to the Sports Hall. This is for safety reasons; the children's crossing near Middle School is very busy and we wish to reduce the number of cars using this entrance. May we also remind parents that the staff car park should only be used by staff.
Please note that no Year 7 children will be needed for Drama/Music Club on Thursday, 13th October but the cast list will be announced during the day.
Parents' Evenings are on Wednesday and Thursday next week - the teachers are looking forward to discussing your child's progress with you. If you have not signed up yet for an appointment, please do so as soon as possible.
There are various changes to late clubs next week. Book Club is cancelled on Thursday because of the Middle School Harvest Festival. Lego Club and Drama Club are cancelled because of Parents' Evenings. However, late class will run each day as usual for the children of parents who are attending Parents' Meetings.
School Council voting has taken place and we are pleased to announce that the following children will represent their classes:
2CH: Leo Miller
2LB: Jenny Dedman
1JB: Clemmie Ashmead Bartlett
1BF: Sacha Smith
RJP: Libby Graham-Campbell
RAS: Lottie Lifely
Congratulations to all these children. Please click here to see photos of the election process!
We do hope you will join us for the Halloween Party & Fireworks. The children of Pre-Prep will be making lanterns and will take part in a Parade of Light during the early part of the evening - it should be fun!
This week the children have been learning all about different 2D shapes and some of their properties. We had great fun sorting the shapes and designing shape pictures. We also had time to make pointy and curled shapes using different parts of our bodies in PE.
We have continued our theme of 'Bears' by changing our home corner into a bedroom to link in with the Book of the Week of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by M. Rosen. We have made junk model bears during Creative sessions and compiled a Top-Tastic bear book reading list from our Show and Tell session on Wednesday. Oscar even brought in a bear book given to his Daddy when he was only two years old!
Nursery's Must Read Bear Books
1. Paddington Bear by M. Bond
2. Winnie the Pooh by A. A Milne
3. That's not my bear by F. Watt
4. We're Going on a Bear Hunt by M. Rosen (one 3d version)!
5. Hello Bear by R. Priddy
6. Where's my Teddy? by J. Alborough
7. Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Traditional Tale
8. Bear by M. Inkpen
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Next week's special events:
Wednesday: Show and Tell - a special drawing/piece of artwork
A reminder that the FOSH Halloween Fireworks Party will take place on Monday, 31st October from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Tickets now on sale!
Apart from a stunning fireworks display, there will be a pumpkin competition, an open air Halloween disco and lots more. We shall be selling burgers and hot dogs as well as hot soups made especially by our own chefs. Tickets will be on sale until we break up for half-term, so don't delay!
Every week a brave St Hugh's parent, is baring his 'sole' to the world at 50. Please pick up the 'phone and place your 'Strictly' vote for Rory B's poise, grace and rhythm! Let's keep him dancing!
Ideas for Olympic Themed boxes
GIFTS: Include a tennis ball, skipping rope, baseball hat, small football, inflatable beach ball, stop watch, sweat bands, swim goggles, toy medals or some other sports items that would bring a smile to a child!
BOX: Decorate your shoebox with sporty stickers, drawings or make your own Olympic-themed wrapping paper.
MESSAGE: Add a message to your child, stating the shoebox has come from the home of the next Olympics and that you hope they enjoy the sports items in their box.
Girls' Navy Hairbands will be available to purchase from Mrs Nobes next week. They will cost £2.50.
Thursday, 20th Oct - Friday, 21st Oct £30 per day or £55 for both days
10:00am - 3:00pm (supervision available from 9:00am)
Please see Mr Hallion (Pre-Prep) for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
v Prior Park
Year 5+6 boys and girls - St Hugh's Won 141, Prior Park 98
v St Hugh's Woodhall Spa
2nds Won 4-0(Scorers: H McLintock, R Smith x3; Player of the Match: R Smith)
1sts Won 5-0 (Scorers: H McLintock x4, L Grace; Player of the Match:A Leighfield)
U11 Pinewood Tournament
v Chandlings Won 1-0 (C Stout)
v Cheam Lost 0-3
v The Elms Drew 0-0 Lost 1-0 on penalty strokes
v Abberley Hall Drew 1-1 (F Jones) Lost 3-1 on penalty strokes (F Jones)
1sts Lost 2-1 (Scorer: H McLintock; Player of the Match: L Grace
2nds Lost 3-1 (Scorer: R Smith; Player of the Match: H Batstone
3rds Lost 1st half 6-0/2nd half 2-0(Player of the Match: T Cowan Hadley)
v The Manor
U10A v The Manor A/B Won 4-0 (Player of the match: S Hicks Beach)
U10B Won 4-0 (Players of the match: V Shorthouse & L Rosenfeld)
U9A Won 4-0 All the girls played well and showed improvement
U9B Won 8-1 (Player of the match: N Walker)
The boys have enjoyed a very successful start to the rugby season; big wins against Pinewood on Wednesday maintained an unbeaten start to the season for the 1st and 2nd XV, the Colts A team enjoyed a hard-fought win to maintain their momentum and our Under 9 sides had an entertaining fixture at Prior Park with a win and a draw ensuring that they also remain unbeaten. Well done to all the boys, let's hope they can keep it up!
1sts 31-7 (Tries: E Adamson, J Stanton, C Lay, G Strainge, L Lewis; Conv. E Flower x3)
2nds Won 54-0 (Tries J Naylor, C Clubb x2, H Power, M Paton, H Graham-Campbell, G Ergatoudis, A Alder; Conv. A Alder x6, M Paton)
Colts A Won 7-0 (Tries: A Thomson; Conv. L Needham)
Colts B Lost 0-7
Colts C Lost 0-35 (Man of the Match: S Thomson)
v Prior Park
52-0 (9 a side) (Tries: P Sayer,
G Russell x 3,
E Cope x 2, Y Rowe, J Hartley; Conv: P Sayer x 6)
Under 9A Won 25-5 (Tries: O Walker x2, W Noakes x3)
Under 9B v Prior Parks A/B Drew 10-10 (Tries: F Miller, H De Reuver)
It may not be everybody's idea of the ultimate boy's toy, but for the ground staff the arrival of their new tractor was an exciting event. This link shows the school's apprentice groundsman Mr Tom De Vos getting 'first go' on the new tractor whilst our Head Groundsman, Mr Rob Stallard offers gentle reassurance to Kevin the Kubota, all under the watchful eye of the Bursar. After serving the School impeccably for a number of years Kevin is now being retired to 'light duties' whilst the slightly bigger and better equipped new tractor (yet to be named) will take over the more demanding tasks and provide additional functionality which will allow the maintenance team to tackle even more jobs around the estate without having to hire in specialist equipment. So on this day of great excitement where was Trevor the Estate Manager? After months of research and weeks of negotiating the best price when the great day finally dawned he was away on a first aid course; never mind Trevor, you can have a turn next week! Also unavailable was Charlie Watson, son of house parents Gilbert and Natasha, who is the founder member of the St Hugh's tractor appreciation society - unfortunately he was taking a nap!
Dean Close School - Saturday, 15th October - 11am-12.30pm. Please call the registrar on 01242 258044 or email email@example.com
School - Saturday, 5th November - 10am. Please contact Rachael
Johnston for further information on 01234 362217 or email
St Hugh's Polo Team?
The Lynt Polo Club are inviting St Hugh's families to explore the 'Game of Kings'.
Combine the theory, history, hitting, wooden horse, riding 'polo-style' and a mini chukka in your first few hours of polo. No previous riding experience is necessary. Suitable for children and parents.
'Have a Go' Polo Sessions for £25+VAT available on 22nd, 25th & 27th October (Private tuition available at other times, spectating encouraged at any time!)
Please email Charlotte@lyntpoloclub.com or call 07957 468 220
Please click here for full details. Places are limited to 10 per session
Let's create a St Hugh's polo team!
An Exclusive Offer for St Hugh's Families!
The Filkins Village Shop is offering St Hugh's families a 10% discount on their first visit to the shop. Located in the centre of Filkins village, next to the village swimming pool, just north of Lechlade, off the A361 and B4477. It's the perfect school run pit stop for children's teas, family suppers, wine, milk, bread or ice creams. Packed full of local produce, Kelmscott meat, local bread, eggs and honey as well as all your essential household items and of course a wide selection of penny sweets!
We stock a full range of delicious 'Cook' ready meals - 'cook from frozen' pies, stroganoff, lasagnes, curries - children's portions or family sized. Our wine selection includes Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, Veuve Monnier Champagne, Pignot Grigio Sparkling Rose, Fleurie Cave du Chateau de Chenas. Run by volunteers, we are a thriving local asset, but we need your support to keep growing. Mention 'St Hugh's for your discount - offer runs until November 30th 2011.
We look forward to seeing you! Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10-12 and 3-5, Sundays 3-5