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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to join us for this event.
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
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,
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.
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
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.
The Set Captains for this year were announced in Monday's assembly:
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.
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.
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.
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)|