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Tatler Good Schools Guide 2014

News & Events

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Week beginning 18th September

From The Headmaster's Study

We would like you to be aware that we are constantly updating and uploading photos of the pupils on our website and on twitter and facebook - do please have a look at these so that you can get a flavour of what the children are up to.

I am very sorry to say that I will not be at fixtures on Wednesday - I am up in London for a Governors' meeting – but I will be supporting the boys and girls in spirit and hope that those of you who do make it in enjoy the afternoon's games.

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to see many of you on Friday at pick up for Exeat and that when it comes, you enjoy some quality time with your families this weekend.

Future Events

Open Morning

Wellesley will welcome families to an Open Morning on Saturday 14th October at 10.00 am. Please do encourage any interested friends and families to contact Mrs Geraldine Baird at if they would like to join us for this event.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Dear Parents,

We will be taking part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.  Please come along to our house after drop off that morning (opposite the school office).  We will have coffee and pastries and a 'Guess the height of our cake tower' game!  Also, for those of you who love to bake, please feel free to take part in 'It's a cake off'! There is a suggested donation of £2 to take part (we will have a collection box on the day) and I have put a poster up in Junior House where you can sign up.  There will be a best baker badge for the winning entry.

Please come along and join us to raise money for such an amazing cause.

With very best wishes,

Claire Franklin

School Last Week

Block 4 Team Building

Children in Block 4 took part in a Team-Building day on Friday with Mr Kearns, Mr Latteur and Mrs Wallace, during which they solved various problems requiring them to work together. The day was full of fun and thanks go to Knowlton Court for again acting as hosts for this event.

Sunday Outings

The boarders enjoyed their trip on Sunday to Thorpe Park for a day of thrilling rides. Thank you to Mr. Kearns and Mr. Longdon for organising the trip.

School This Week

Monday Assembly

The Headmaster spoke about how sticking together as a team and believing in yourselves can lead you to achieving more than you may have thought likely.  He cited as an example the battling performance of the 1st XI soccer team on Saturday in gaining a highly creditable 0 - 0 draw at Junior King's.

Music on Monday

Music on Monday was provided by Ella Yu.  She performed one of her Grade 5 pieces, 'Staccato Beans' by Tam Dun, on the piano.  Well done, Ella.

Hockey and Soccer Captains

Congratulations to Minnie Dunbar Johnson, who has been appointed Captain of Hockey, and to Inigo Pullen, who has been appointed Captains of Soccer.

Set Captains

The Set Captains for this year were announced in Monday's assembly:

Danes Pelumi Adedoyin-Adeyinka
Romans Nandita Gurung
Saxons Tom Nielson
Vikings William Evans

Tim Peake Primary Project

Certificates of Special Achievement were presented in Monday's assembly to Tabitha Butterfill, Isabella Cable, Joe Dawson, Tom Leonard, Scarlett Newman-Cousins and Ella Yu for their work on the presentation made at the UK Space Agency Schools' Conference last year.  Well done to them all.

Team of the Week

The 'Team of the Week', for showing kindness and support towards other pupils, is the large number of children who have been acting as pilots to the new members of the school.  They will be rewarded during Friday morning's break with cookies and squash in the Headmaster’s drawing room.

Interview Practice

Many members of Block 2 and Block 3 will having interview practice during this week.  We are very grateful to Mrs Jenny Olney for acting as interviewer for the children.

Author Talk

All the children from Blocks 3 and 4 will be going to Junior King's on Thursday afternoon for a talk from Cressida Cowell about the 'How To Train Your Dragon' series.  We wish them an enjoyable and informative afternoon.

Photo Competition

The National Environment Research Council has launched a UK-wide photo competition in which they want people to submit images that showcase UK environmental science and its importance in everyday life. Examples of possible subjects for the photo include 'wind turbine arrays, beautiful coastlines teeming with aquatic life, or even mould growing around an old window frame'.  Our children would enter the 11-17 years category, and shortlisted pictures will be enlarged and on display at UnEarthed, NERC's free, interactive showcase at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh (17-19 November), where members of the public will vote on the overall winners.  Many children have already submitted entries to Mr Spencer, from whom further details can be obtained, and additional information is available on the NERC website.


Exeat begins at 1.30 pm on Friday and boarders return to school at 8.00 pm on Sunday evening or by 8.20 am on Monday morning. Please would parents ensure they have informed the school secretary of their child’s travel/collection arrangements.  The office will be closed over the weekend and emails will not be seen, so please telephone the school with any important messages. The answerphone will be monitored.


This week the kitchen will be serving Menu 3.

Matches Last Week

Wednesday 13th September  
Hockey v Dover College: U13 A Won 4 - 1
Hockey v Dover College: U13 B Won 12 - 0
Hockey v Dover College: U10 Lost 1 - 6
Soccer v St Edmund's: 1st XI Lost 2 - 4
Soccer v St Edmund's: 2nd IX Won 3 - 1
Soccer v St Edmund's: 3rd IX Lost 2 - 4
Soccer v St Edmund's: Colts A Lost 1 - 6
Soccer v St Edmund's: Colts B Won 2 - 0
Soccer v St Edmund's: Colts C Drew 2 - 2
Soccer v St Edmund's: Colts D Lost 1 - 3
Saturday 16th September  
Soccer v Junior King's: 1st XI Drew 0 - 0
Soccer v Junior King's: 2nd IX Lost 0 - 7
Soccer v Junior King's: 3rd IX Lost 1 - 7
Soccer v Junior King's: Colts A Lost 2 - 6
Soccer v Junior King's: Colts B Won 4 - 3
Soccer v Junior King's: Colts C Lost 0 - 6
Soccer v Junior King's: Colts D Lost 1 - 5

Matches This Week

Wednesday 20th September  
Hockey v St Lawrence: U13A & U13B (a)  
Hockey v St Faith's: U10 (h)  
Soccer v Dover College: 1st XI & 2nd IX (a)  
Soccer v Kent College (Junior): Colts A, B, C (h)  
Soccer v Northbourne Park: U9 (a)  
Monday 25th September  
Hockey v Sir Roger Manwood's: U13 A (h) (Note: 'A' team only; 4.00 pm start)