Archive for September 2017

 
 

CHS News – 29 September 2017

A warm welcome to Baby Westerman who arrived safely at the weekend.  Mother, baby and father are all doing well and we look forward to seeing pictures of Mr Westerman’s daughter upon his return to school next week.

 

Congratulations to Junior One who, after a staggered start, have just completed their first full week of normal school.  They all enjoyed meeting Coco the guide dog with Hilary this week as part of Junior One’s Topic.

 

You will find important dates for your diary on October’s School Calendar.  Please also note coming up in November we have flu vaccinations on 8th (Junior 1 to Form 4) and individual and sibling photographs on 13th.

 

Wednesday, 4 October is National Walk to School Day and so we are encouraging any families that can to participate in this healthy event.

 

Uniform alert!

 

How lovely it is to see so many of the children in their new uniform and a wonderful smattering of our new summer dresses have been on display for the last few weeks.

 

However, now that we have come to the end of September, we would like to remind parents that as from the start of next week (2 October) all of our pupils should be in winter uniform.  Please refer to the uniform list.

 

As the weather becomes cooler, the children should start wearing their school duffel coats; we will keep their 3-in-1 waterproof coats in school for sporting activities and outings in all weathers.  We are in the process of adding an optional cagoule to the uniform list, which will be available soon, for children to wear over their blazers/duffel coats in wet weather if you prefer.  Warm fleece hats, scarves and gloves are available from our uniform supplier and should be worn on cold days.

 

Please note that non-uniform items of clothing should not be worn to school.  All items of uniform must be clearly named and to assist you in this, Perry Uniform offers a labelling facility.

 

We are looking forward to a whole school visit by Chris Jay from the charity Enable Me http://enablemeproject.org.uk on 11 October.  This is an enlightening experience where the children will develop their awareness of disability.

 

Best wishes.

 

The CHS Team

CHS News September 2017

Welcome Back 

We hope you all enjoyed the summer break and are looking forward to the new academic year.  A warm welcome to all of our families, old and new.  Teachers have had a busy few weeks preparing for the start of term and the school is looking bright and colourful. All of the staff are keen to get to know their new classes and settle in our precious new cohort of Junior Ones.

Building Work

You may notice that the building has had some renovations over the summer.  Mrs Hampton has been busy coordinating these works and the school is looking really smart.  The basement floor has been resurfaced with a non-slip laminate, providing better sound proofing for music lessons and orchestra and an ideal surface for little feet during dance or other physical activity.  The classrooms and landings on the first and second floors have been painted and we have beautiful new display boards on the ground floor landing for key information and displays of good work.

Staff Changes 

Mrs Hampton and Ms Grunewald are delighted about their new roles and about working with such as talented team of established and new colleagues. Look out for Dr Ashworth, our new Head of Music, Miss Broders, responsible for our new J1 Yellow group, Head of Art, and KS2 Art Teacher Christabel Forbes, fresh from exhibiting at the Daniel Raphael Gallery in Marylebone (see http://www.christabelforbes.co.uk/ for her wonderful artwork) and Holly McLatchie, our violin teacher, whom we are sharing with the X Factor! Mr Taiwo has become a more permanent fixture as our Head of Sport and has kicked off the term in Hyde Park with many of our pupils.

Events 

Alongside our rigorous academic curriculum, the Autumn Term is packed full of activities, culminating in some festive celebrations – the Christmas Plays and Carol Concert.

Games

Children in Forms One to Six should bring their kit in each Monday for games during the week and the full programme of activities is on the calendar.

The following extracurricular clubs will be running this term:

Clubs 

Monday Chess AM 8.15-8.45 Seniors 8.45– 9.15 Juniors
H/WK Club PM 3.45-4.30 F1 & F2
Tuesday Drama PM 3.30–4.15J1, F1 & F2 4.15-5.00F3-6
Weds 3.30-4.30 Compulsory Clubs F2-6
Thurs H/WK Club PMFootball PM 3.45-4.30 F1-6
Friday Football PM 3.30-4.30Hyde Park

J1-F6

 

Football

Please note that due to the overwhelming demand for Football Club we are now offering this after school session on both Thursday and Friday afternoons.

We hope to be able to organise some football matches on Thursday afternoons.  Therefore we recommend that more serious and committed players sign up for Thursdays and those who want to have a jolly good kick-about will join us on Fridays to finish off the week.

Charges 

The cost of the Homework Club is £10 per session for block bookings. This includes a drink, biscuit and a piece of fresh fruit before the session begins.

The charge for attending any one-off Homework Club is £15 per session, payable to the office.

Block Bookings

This will be £230.00 for all 23 sessions.

£120 for just Mondays (12 sessions)

£100 for just Thursdays  (10 sessions)

These charges will be added to next term’s school fees.

There will be no more than 12 children attending and this will be on a first come, first served basis.

All other clubs are invoiced individually by the specialist teachers. Please email Ms White if you would like more information.

Pick up Times

Please note the following pick up times:

  Mon(Senior Orchestra F4-6) Tues Wed (Clubs F2-6) Thurs Fri(Early finish)
J1(From 25.09) 3.30 3.30 3.30 3.30 3.15
F1 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.15
F2 3.40 3.40 4.30 3.40 3.20
F3 3.45 3.45 4.30 3.45 3.20
F4 4.30 4.00 4.30 4.00 3.30
F5 4.30 4.00 4.30 4.00 3.30
F6 4.30 4.00 4.30 4.00 3.30

 

Uniform 

The new uniform from Perry – our new supplier, looks very smart and we are really pleased with the quality.  Please be patient as there may be some teething problems such as stock availability of which we are aware.

Whilst the weather is still warm, pupils may wear their summer uniforms, but should be in winter clothing by Monday 2nd October.

Finally, we look forward to a productive and thoroughly enjoyable term!

The Senior Leadership Team