TUESDAY 22nd – FRIDAY 25th JANUARY
We anticipate school hours will return to normal tomorrow and for the rest of the week but should the weather situation deteriorate please check the website.
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TUESDAY 22nd – FRIDAY 25th JANUARY
The current forecast for Monday is for more snow and travel warnings are already in place so, once again, we would advise parents that the school is likely to open for shorter hours similar to Friday or, in the worse case scenario, the school may have to close so please check this site again after 6pm Sunday 20th January for a final update.
Friday, 18th January School Hours
The most recent forecast is for snow across the UK reaching the London area by tomorrow morning and with varying predictions about the extremity of the conditions. In order to ensure we have sufficient staff, school will open from 8.40 am. Given the uncertainty about the weather and to ensure staff are able to travel home safely, school will finish at 2.00 pm for Junior One, Form One and Two and 2.15 pm for Forms Three, Four and Five.
Senior Chess on Friday
As the senior group will be very small this week, the children are welcome to come at 8.15 am as usual and if Miss Jackson is unable to make the journey or she is delayed then the girls can practice their games.
We expect to open normal hours but please use the website to check if the weather does deteriorate.
Again, we do thank parents for their understanding.
WARNING OF POTENTIAL SCHOOL CLOSURE:
As there is now the threat of significant snow on Thursday evening and Friday morning affecting the South-East, which will mean many of our staff facing severe travel disruption, the school hours may be curtailed or we may even have to consider closing on Friday.
This site will be updated with further news tomorrow.
Normal school hours expected.
Snow is expected in the South-East but we plan to open on Monday, 14th January as normal although we suspect staff with longer journeys may experience delays.
SEVERE WEATHER, TRAVEL DISRUPTION AND THE SCHOOL CONTINGENCY PLAN
Severe weather warnings have been issued today (Sunday, 13th January) by the Meteorological Office with the comment that forecasting is unusually difficult due to stratospheric conditions. As a result, we must anticipate and plan for travelling disruptions due to the very cold weather and parents have already been sent a letter last week outlining our contingency plans.
REST OF THE WEEK
Information about changes to school opening and finishing times will be posted on this site.
We hope to see Miss Jackson as usual tomorrow.
So far, we expect both Miss Rogers (piano) who comes up from Oxfordshire and Miss Brook (guitar).
SCHOOL HOURS FOR TUESDAY 15th to FRIDAY,18th JANUARY
The very cold weather is predicted for the entire week and is actually set to become colder so, with this expectation, we are very likely to operate a shorter school day (as per our letter) from Tuesday if this looks necessary. If this plan is implemented then there will be no clubs and individual music lessons will be dependent on the music teachers travel situation and we will advise parents accordingly.
YOUR CHILDREN’S CLOTHES
Please ensure your child wears a school jumper (some children still do not have these in school), the uniform ‘bobble’ hat, gloves and scarf.
Organised by one of our parents, Ms Nundra Majeed-Landau, the concert features Miss Wakatsuki, a soloist and chamber musician as well as a member of the CHS Music Department.
Since its launch in 2006, Alam al-Khayal, a Trust for Education and Culture, has been actively working to strengthen civil society in various parts of Asia by promoting an enlightened understanding of cultures and shared traditions. Under the aegis of the Trust, Alam al-Khayal, Ms Nundra Majeed-Landau.
Alam al-Khayal invites you to an afternoon of inspiration on 27th Nov 2011 where Japan’s very own musicians extraordinaire will play, with their healing hands, a music of prayer to support the on-going reconstruction of Japan.
The venue of the event is the beautiful Old Hall of Lincoln’s Inn, which has itself, since its inception in 1490 (two years before Christopher Columbus sailed to America) witnessed many a vicissitude in human fortune. No less is it fitting as a venue given its own history in the development of music and the ‘revels’; where ‘the greatest nobility of the Kingdom often placed their children, not so much to make the law their study, but to form manners and to preserve them from the contagion of vice’.
Please see invitation below. RSVP and Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
This should prove to be a most exciting week for the children thanks to the generosity of CHS parents, staff and family friends.
Photography for the senior girls
Portrait making with photographer, Lydia Goldblatt.
Lydia received an MA in Photography with Distinction, from London College of Communications. Her commercial work has been featured in publications such as The Sunday Times, Saturday Times, Guardian Weekend and Wallpaper magazines and she was recently artist in residence at Camberwell College of Arts.
Architectural Appreciation for Form Three
Mr Simon Dance is coming in to show and talk about one of his latest architectural projects.
Gallery Visit for Form One
A wonderful opportunity to visit the Lefevre Gallery, kindly arranged by Mr & Mrs Alexander Corcoran.
Art and Craft for Form Two
An exciting, creative workshop organised by Ms Siglinde Buhl.
Art History for Forms Two to Six
A talk by Professor Donatella Sparti for Forms Two and Three.
A talk by Mrs Serena Reeve for the senior girls.
Art Workshops for Junior One and Form One
A special art lesson with Mr Hampton for Junior One.
An art workshop with Michelle Ackerley from the BBC children’s programme, Deadly Art for Form One.
Design for Forms Three & Four
A chance for the children to design their own, personal logo workshop with Ms Christien van Yzendoorn.
Art and Craft for Junior One
Another exciting, creative workshop for Forms organised by Ms Siglinde Buhl.
Fashion for the Senior Girls
A workshop about fashion and fashion illustration with Zarina Liew.
Zarina works in the high end of the fashion industry (Net-a-Porter) and is also a freelance fashion illustrator and award-winning artist. She was recently included in Vogue Magazine’s list of up and coming fashion illustrators.