Archive for April 2016


CHS News 22nd April 2016

The Summer Term promises to be action packed with a busy timetable for everyone and many activities beginning this week.  Please look at the Term Calendar for more information. The Games Schedule is on the website and Junior One will be thrilled to hear that Miss Kate will be continuing her dance lessons this term.


Summer events to look forward to include the Summer Concert (17 June at 2.30pm – Steiner Hall), Sports Day (24 June at 10.30am – Paddington Rec) and Prize Giving (6 July at 11am – Carisbrooke Hall).  The Concert at the Steiner Hall is a wonderful reflection of the children’s enthusiasm for music, nurtured by Mrs Hopkins and well supported by the music teachers and staff team. The Steiner Hall is a particularly lovely venue for the occasion but do note that the event is not suitable for younger children. Sports Day, held at Paddington Recreation Ground, is definitely an occasion for all the family to enjoy together.  Prize Giving at the Carisbrooke Hall on the last day of term is always a real celebration of your children’s achievements.


Clubs this term include plenty of physical activities, some out-of-doors when weather permits. The seniors have a Games Club (including running and Quick Cricket) and Yoga. Juniors have indoor/outdoor games and Nature Detectives.


School trips, so far confirmed for this term, include visits to Bocketts Farm, Windsor Castle and a Windsor trip, the Horniman Museum and the British Library. Form Six have their annual Mystery Trip to look forward at the end of the term too and, as a well earned treat in the middle of the exam week, Miss Steel has organised a special Science Afternoon on Wednesday, 1st June.

Parent Meetings are scheduled for  Tuesday, 31st May, and Thursday, 2nd June and there are reports at the end of this term.


As part of our ongoing school development plan we have reviewed our end of year exams and will be moving on from SATS papers to standardised tests including SPAG, CATS 4, INCAS and NFER assessments. We believe these tests will provide very useful information on our pupils’ development and results will be shared with parents towards the end of the term. Further information will be sent in due course.


Finally, the World Book Day activities were a great way to end the Spring Term and well done to all who participated in the Photography Competition and Book Character Costume in aid of the St Mary’s Hospital More Smiles Appeal. The total amount raised was £145.95.

CHS News 24th March 2016

The Spring Term always starts with an emphasis on exams and finishes with a celebration of creativity.  This year was no exception and congratulations are due to our boys who are heading off to Latymer Prep, Devonshire House School and Wetherby Prep and to our Form Six girls, who will be heading on to Latymer Upper School, Francis Holland SW1, Queen’s College, Queen’s Gate and More House in September.


Poetry Afternoon at the Steiner Hall was a huge success as always and particular thanks go to Miss Diane from Paint Pots and Mrs Bruce for their wonderful judging skills in marking out commendable readings.


We were thrilled that so many parents and family members enjoyed our Open Morning.  Mrs Hopkins in particular had a steady stream of musicians and thanks go to Ms Urbanek and Mr Westerman for overseeing the very entertaining advertisements ‘written, directed and performed’ by the Spring Term Film Making Club.


The Spring Term completed with another fun filled and action packed week.  The children had a wonderful time celebrating books with classes and teachers working together to create special memories that we hope will nurture a love of reading for years to come. The children’s costumes were very creative and certainly encouraged description of each character.  Particular thanks are due to parents who participated in Our Book Day by reading books from their childhood to individual year groups. The array of photographs of pupils reading in interesting settings that were sent in made for a very enjoyable final Assembly.  Contributions totaling £146 were sent on to St Mary’s Hospital, More Smiles Appeal, so a very big thank you to all who donated.


Wishing everybody a very happy Spring holiday and we are looking forward to welcoming our children back refreshed and raring to go on Wednesday, 20 April 2016.