Headmaster's Newsletter, Friday 14 October 2016

14 October 2016

Dear Parents

FODs Quiz Night
Thank you in advance for supporting the FODs Quiz Night tomorrow – we are expecting around 100 parents and the usual friendly competition.  Thank you to all parents on the FODs Committee, and to all those who have stepped forward for the coming year.  Results of the Quiz will follow next week…

Christmas Party - Friday 2 December 
The Christmas Party will take place at West Beach, Bournemouth Pier Approach. Tickets are £45 and include a reception drink with canapés and a delicious 3 course meal, followed by music.  The Information Sheet and Booking Form are attached to this letter.  As the tables are of various sizes (including one to fit 22 guests!) we are taking bookings of any size. Please complete the booking form with your group, or clearly specify who you wish to sit with and FODs will do the rest.  As the number of guests is limited to 100 please get your booking in early to avoid disappointment.

FODS Christmas Fayre - Friday 25 November
Any unwanted or outgrown books would be gratefully received for the FODs book stall at the Christmas Fayre.  Donations are also needed for the Tombola.  Please leave any donated books/prizes in the foyer.  All proceeds will go directly towards supporting Julia's House. Thank you!

Children in Need
Thank you for your continuing contributions to the annual Second Hand Toy Sale.  Boxes and bags are still arriving daily, ready for a big stall on Thursday 17 November.  We are grateful once again to Sam Dean for all her hard work in organising, pricing and supervising on the day.  Do please keep the toys coming!

Prep School Hobbies
We will be starting new hobbies after half-term, and the new choices will soon be available for selection on the Parents' Area of the website.  A range of indoor options are already planned, such as Chess, Funtime Science, Christmas Cookery, Drama and Film Making but there will also be the option of some outdoor sport for the more hardy amongst us.  

National Champion!
Congratulations to Heidi T on winning a gold medal at the English National Road Relay Championships last weekend, with each member of her team of three from her athletics club running a gruelling 3.8 km.  An excellent achievement – well done!

IAPS Hockey
Many congratulations to the U11 girls who travelled to King’s School, Bruton last Friday.  They had a very successful day, winning four and drawing one of their six matches, and conceding only two goals on the day. This left them winning the plate, and 5th out of 16 schools, perhaps a little unlucky not to progress to the next stage.

Wednesday Sport
There was another busy afternoon of football and hockey on Wednesday with lots of competitive matches through the school.  Well done to the senior first teams who are continuing on their impressive way, with the girls’ hockey 1st VII winning 9-1 at Sandroyd, and the boys’ football 1st XI winning 4-1 at Walhampton. 

Arts by the Sea
Congratulations to Sienna F (Yr4) who will be displaying some of her work at the 'Arts by the Sea' Festival (10 – 21 October) at Bournemouth Library. 

Parents’ Evenings
Next term in the Prep School there will be a full Parents’ Evening for all pupils and all subjects.  In the meantime, we will be running interim meetings for Year 3 and Year 4 Parents next week, focussing on English and Mathematics.  Mrs Sharp has invited Year 3 and Year 4 parents to book into the system, via our website, ready for the Year 4 Meeting on Tuesday (18 October) from 4.00 pm, and the Year 3 Meeting on Thursday (20 October) from 4.00 pm.

Next week
We have a busy run up to half-term next week.  Year 1 will be visiting Wimborne Minster on Tuesday (18 October), and Year 3 will be visiting the Cranborne Ancient Technology Centre.  Later that day we look forward to an Informal Music Concert at 1.30 pm in the Recital Room. On Friday we have the much anticipated Inter-house Boys’ and Girls’ Football Competition.

Fraser Portraits
Fraser Portraits have now collected the individual school photograph orders.  They will continue to accept online orders over the weekend (until Monday 17 October) and these will then be included in our bulk school delivery without postage and packing charges being incurred.

With best wishes
Andrew Browning
Headmaster

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