Mr Nott will be away from school today, Friday 14th October until Wednesday morning, 19th October, as he is representing the IAPS (the 'Independent Association of Prep Schools - the organisation to which the UK's 600 prep schools belong) at the annual ESHA (the 'Elementary Schools Heads Association') Conference; ESHA being the sister organisation of North American schools. Mr Nott has been asked to address the conference and he felt that it would be an honour to accept the invitation. The fact that the conference is in Jacksonville, Florida, had nothing to do with his decision to accept, of course…
Saturday, 15th October : Year 7 pupils should come to school as normal tomorrow and attend lessons until 10.45am. They should go to the Front Hall with blazers and school bags at 11am (having had a snack and been to the loo).
Our expected return time is 7.30pm but if for any reason we are significantly delayed, parents will be contacted by phone/text.In case of emergency please contact: Miss Ewins - tel 07900 058335
The FOSH Halloween Fireworks Party will take place on Monday, 31st
October from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Tickets are now available from Mrs Nobes at
£6.00 (adults), £3.00 children. Please remember tickets must be purchased before half-term and are selling very fast - so don't delay!
There will be our usual stunning fireworks display, a Halloween Disco, BBQ, hot soup, toffee apples, glow sticks, popcorn, Halloween sweets, and delicious mulled wine for mums and dads! We shall be selling burgers and hot dogs as well as hot soups made especially by our own chefs.
We are also running a Pumpkin Competition - entries to be brought to the pavilion or Manor House on Monday morning 31st October when children are dropped off at school. A great half-term project!
Please look out for an email with information about parking and confirming arrangements for the supervision of children booked in to stay in Middle and Upper School between 4.20 and 5.20 pm.
Thank you to all Middle School parents
for their generous contributions at the Harvest Festival. The children
brought in a wonderful array
of non-perishable items, which will be delivered to the Oxford Community
Emergency Food Bank, and the retiring collection raised over £400 which
will be donated to 'Help Madina' - a charity run by two local doctors from
Lechlade to help children in Sierra Leone.
The children had a fantastic time performing their readings, poems and songs at Buckland Church and the support shown by parents was very much appreciated.
The Pre-Prep children are preparing lanterns for their Parade of Light at the Halloween Party and Fireworks and will be given these to take home at the end of the day on Monday, 31st October. If you are attending the evening, please come with your children and their lanterns to the front of Pavilion, below the Veranda, for 5:55pm. The children will then parade (together with their parents) to show off the wonderful creations. I really hope you can join us - it should be fun!
Children's Christmas Card designs are now coming into school thick and fast - please remember that the deadline for these is Monday, 31st October. At £12 for 36 cards, these will make a very personal and special card for family and friends to enjoy. If you would like another form, please don't hesitate to ask.
Finally, if your children no longer play with their Duplo or Lego, please would you consider donating it to Pre-Prep? The children thoroughly enjoy playing with this construction equipment and would love to have more. Thank you!
There has been glue and boxes everywhere this week in the Cottage as the children have been busy making super junk model bears after we enjoyed reading our Book of the Week Threadbear by M. Inkpen. During Numeracy sessions the children have worked hard on adding on one to a group of teddies and we made yummy shortbread biscuit bears in Creative sessions.
On Tuesday we were invited to visit the new school tractor and even allowed to name it! We can officially announce that the new name is …. TABITHA! The highlight of the week was our nursery trip to Witney. All the children enjoyed a wonderful visit to the teddy bear shop on the main high street followed by a drink and snack in Huffkins café.
I hope you have a super weekend!
PS Mrs Hiscock would welcome any old keys or mobile phones that are of no use anymore. She is trying to make some treasure baskets for the nursery children to explore
Next week's special events
Wednesday: Show and Tell - anything!
Friday: Half-termPlease click here to view this week's photos
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
This week Rory will be dancing the Quick Step. If we can get him through the Quick Step and the following week’s Jive, something very special is planned for the following week to coincide with Halloween! Please consider voting to keep Rory dancing!
Please note that an itchy rash on the back of
the neck is very often a sign of head lice, even if the lice cannot easily be seen.
The U11’s played some fantastic hockey at the Clifton College Tournament on Sunday, 9th Oct. We were the only school to win all our matches in the morning pool games:
v Bristol Grammar School Won 1-0 ( J Cairns )
v Dean Close Won 1-0 ( A Hearn )
v Clifton College Won 2-1 ( A Hearn and J Cairns )
v Down's Won 1-0 ( A. Hearn )
Our results saw us progress into the Shield Competition. Despite suffering several injuries we battled on bravely. A draw versus Mount House, Tavistock, but defeats against Dragon and Millfield meant we just missed out on a semi-final place. It was a gallant effort in driving rain and wind, well done everyone the whole squad were "players of the match”! Hilary Swan
v Swanbourne House
1sts Lost 1-9 (Scorer: L Grace)(Player of the match: F Blackburn)
2nds Won 2-1 (Scorers; H Batstone, R Smith)(Player of the match: H Batstone & L Douglas-Hamilton)
3rds Lost 1-2 (Goal scorer: G Cairns)(Player of the match: D Wildman
U11A Lost 1-2 (Goal scorer: M Selby-Lowndes)(Player of the match: M Smith)
U11B Drew 1-1 (Goal scorer: F Jones)(Player of the match: E Leighfield)
U11C Won 3-2 (Goal scorers: E Brech x2, L Lucas-Clements)((Player of the match: I Simpson-Orlebar)
v Swanbourne House
U10A Lost 3-5 (Player of the match: L Rosenfeld)
U10B Won 1-0; Drew 0-0 (Player of the matches: S Galbraith)
Cross Country at The Manor (over 40 girls in each race)
U9 - S Paton 5th, T Johnson 7th, A Clayton 12th, A Blackburn 14th, E Cope 17th, A Dams 21st, L Bremner 23rd
U8 - E Greenacre 1st, C Clemence 6th, N Needham 8th, L Ashby 9th, C Chauveau 18th, I Potter 23rd, J Hearn 26th, R Graham-Campbell 28th
v The Oratory
1st Lost 7-45 (Try: G Strainge; Conv: E Flower)
2nd Lost 0-43
3rds Lost 10-48 (Tries: G Russell and J Lewin)
Colts A Won 14-5 (Tries: A Thomson x2; Conv: O Baker x2)
Colts B Lost 0-49
v Abingdon Prep
U9A Won 30-20 (Tries: K Sangha, W Noakes, O Walker, F Kelly)
U9B Lost 20-10 (Tries: W Codrington, F Miller)
U8A Lost 7-12 all boys played really well.
U8B Won 10-9
U8C Won 10-7
v Swanbourne House
1sts Lost 7-45 (Try: G Strainge; Conv: E Flower)
2nd Lost 5-12 (Try: J Dee)
3rds Won 22-17 (Tries: H Emmott, Y Rowe x2, F Stevens; Conv. Y Rowe)
Colts A Lost 7-21 (Try: A Thomson; Conv. O Baker)
Colts B Won 26-14 (Tries: R Walker x2, A Rosenfeld, A Green; Conv: A Green x3)
Colts C Lost 15-30 (Try: N Smith x2, T Grell)(Man of the match: J Cantwell)
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