Archive for April 2018

 
 

E:News – 27 April 2018

Dear Parents

Please find attached the CHS May Calendar which we hope you find helpful.  Please do check the website for the term’s maintained calendar for future dates.
School News
Congratulations are due to Teresa for an outstanding result in her Grade III Music exam where she achieved a pass with distinction.  Whilst receiving her certificate in Assembly on Monday, we were particularly impressed to hear her dedication to her daily practise.  Keep up the good work Teresa – we are so proud of you.
Good luck to our pupils in Form Five who are competing in the National Youth Writers Award.  We enjoyed excerpts from their Hero stories read to the whole school in this morning’s Assembly.
Former Pupil
Josie who you may remember sang so beautifully in our Summer Concert last year and who joined Godolphin & Latymer Senior School in September is both very happy there and proving to be a great success. She has just been accepted into the junior programme at the Royal Academy of Music.  She also received a commendation at G&L – a very, very rare honour – for her campaigning work and fundraising over the last two terms for her Ocean Matters.  She will be joined this September by Leah, from Form Six, who we are sure will also prosper in her secondary school of choice.
London Marathon
 
Congratulations to the CHS contingency who ran in the Marathon.  You will have heard that conditions were not the best and the runners battled with the heat.  However, Mr Taiwo completed the course and is well on his way to achieving his targets for the two charities of his choice.  Olive’s Mum, Annie Cooper, ran the distance in the outstanding time of 3hours 37minutes and this inspirational performance has qualified her for the Boston Marathon.  Unbeknown to us previously, Vera’s Dad, Thomas Vester, ran as well and finished in 3hours and 41mins. Thomas ran for Great Ormond Street Hospital which is a charity close to their heart.  If anyone wants to read the story and support this amazing cause, here is the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/this-one-is-for-molly
Best wishes.
The CHS Team

E:News – 20 April 2018

CHS has got Talent

Our new term kicked off with some star performances in our charity fundraiser, ‘CHS has got Talent’. We were entertained with jokes, dancing, singing, piano, guitar, magic, arts and crafts and even some counting from a newly numerate Junior One!   An impressive £204 was raised for ‘Brixton Soup Kitchen’ and ‘Crisis’ the two charities for which Mr Taiwo is running the London Marathon.  The charities were introduced to the children in this morning’s whole school assembly.  Should you wish to donate, please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SimiTaiwo.   Good luck to Mr Taiwo for Sunday’s event!

RAF pilot lands in Form Three

An introduction by Mr Grosjean led to an unusual visitor arriving in Form Three on Monday. Flying Officer Aregones was accompanied by Miss Pauline Dufour, editor of a new French Junior RAF magazine, who had engaged the services of Miss Mayer and Form Three to interview the pilot.  The children are now compiling their article and we eagerly await a copy of the inaugural magazine in June which celebrates the centenary of the RAF.

Reading ambassadors visit Daunt Books, Marylebone

Following a very successful Book Fair in November, we were invited to Daunt Books, Marylebone for a private tour.  This special bookshop, allegedly the first custom built one in the world, has occupied their site in Marylebone High Street since 1912.  Our group of hand-picked pupil ambassadors were enthralled by the history of the building, the volume of books in the travel section, including antique editions, and the carefully chosen selection of books shared with them by Julia, our contact at Daunt Books. Thank you to Massimo, Alexandra, Orlando, Melina, Matilde and Jena for a wonderful trip where books were selected for each class using credit accrued from the Book Fair. Mrs Hampton and Ms Grunewald were thoroughly impressed with the children’s maturity and they enjoyed this outing immensely.

Clubs & Sport

The Wednesday school clubs began this week with Yoga and Flower Pressing for the juniors and Book Club for the seniors which, delightfully, took place in the beautiful Connaught Square Gardens.  Other classes have used this tranquil space for maths this week.

Our new art club began on Tuesday with Miss Forbes attended by seven pupils.  No doubt this will be a hugely enjoyable and creative club.

The Drama, Homework and Chess clubs also began successfully this week.

Form One have taken the plunge and started swimming lessons at Kensington Leisure Centre today.  Parents will have the opportunity to observe an Open Swim later this term.

General Knowledge Quiz

The children from Form Two upwards, sat their General Knowledge Quiz today.  Each quiz was a combination of prepared and unseen questions.  We will be reporting back on the winners next week!

Visitor

Adrian Ellis, the Headmaster from St John’s Wood Pre-Prep, is visiting the school on Wednesday and we look forward to showing him around the building.

Hot weather 

Warmer weather has now arrived and we would remind parents that the children must all be wearing summer uniform by 1 May.  Please ensure your child brings in their sun hat and water bottle every day.  On particularly hot days, sun screen should be applied before your son/daughter comes into school.

The CHS Team