Archive for May 2015


e-news: 19 May 2015

Half Term

The first half of the term finishes on Thursday, 20th May, at normal end of the day times and the second half of term resumes on Monday, 1st June.


Representing the school

We take great pride in the fact that our children are often complimented on their good manners both in and out of uniform and preparatory and senior schools also comment on our pupils’ considerate behaviour. We are currently reminding our children about this and warn them that our neighbours are very vigilant and will never hesitate to let us know if this is not the case. A run in the park is probably the ideal way to finish the day after school but certainly not climbing on bicycles or motorbikes (which indeed is very dangerous). We are sure we have parental support with this and if you have carers collecting your children then we would ask you to make sure they are aware of both school and parent expectations.


SUMMER CONCERT on FRIDAY, 12th JUNE, beginning 2.30 pm prompt

Please be in your seats for 2.25 pm


Next special date is the Summer Concert. The children are very enthusiastic about performing and music auditions are currently taking place. We hold the concert at the Steiner Theatre, which is a lovely venue to showcase the children’s performances, and we remind parents that this is not a suitable occasion for younger children.


Please e-mail the office and include:

  • Your child or children’s name(s)
  • Name of guests attending
  • If you would like to bring an extra guest (ie: more than two) then please let us know as soon as possible




e-news: 8 May 2015

Following a rather sickly Spring Term it has been lovely to see the children return looking fresh and rested after the break. Whilst the weather has been variable we managed tennis without rain on Thursday morning and are looking forward to another games session at the beautifully refurbished Kensington Centre today. We were not so lucky with outdoor clubs on Wednesday although contingency plans were in place. For the seniors, there is a rounders club and an IT coding club and we are keeping the juniors extremely fit with an athletics club and a cricket club.


Thank you for getting your children to school so promptly for games on Thursday. Whilst the last minute change was irritating, the organisation of the academic timetable in school is much improved with the extra time.


There are many events and activities planned including the Summer Concert. Music auditions take place throughout the first half of this term and Mrs Hopkins has reminded the children that plenty of diligent preparation is recommended to ensure participation in the performance. The CHS music teachers will certainly be keen to encourage their pupils and if your child studies an instrument out of school and would like to audition please let Mrs Hopkins know. We make use of our music assemblies so the children have the opportunity to play in front of an audience. The morning mini-concerts are always a pleasure to watch and often reveal unsuspected talent.


The Summer Concert is at the Steiner Hall and can we remind parents now that this is not a suitable occasion to bring along younger children; it is very unfair to our young performers if this is not respected. Sports Day and Prize Giving are all family friendly events.


New cabling installed during the Easter break has brought a great improvement to our internet reception but so many changes in our IT system has brought its share of glitches too. Our e-mail facility has been particularly vulnerable and if you have sent an e-mail that has not been responded to, do please resend. We do thank parents for their understanding in the meanwhile.


Pen and paper nevertheless are still very much part of school life and the children’s diaries are for them to share with parents on a daily basis so please check them everyday as usual.


Another quick reminder, please make sure your child brings in their water bottle every day.