w/c Monday 2nd December 2019
Parents and families are warmly invited to our 2020 Christmas Fair
Do join us from 3.00pm to 6.00pm
in the Sports Hall
- fabulous stalls … House stalls, local boutiques and artisan sellers offering gift inspiration and festive decoration ideas for children and adults alike
- festive refreshments … to put you in a seasonal spirit
- fun activities … for all the children including Santa’s Grotto and an inflatable obstacle course.
Pupils in Years 3-8 will have the opportunity to visit the Christmas Fair during the final period of the school day. We recommend pupils visiting the fair bring their money (£5 maximum) in a named purse.
Tick off for day pupils will take place in the Sports Hall lobby at 5.00pm.
There is just time to add the final polish to each act in time to impress our VIP panel … the identity of whom is TOP SECRET!
Years 1-8 will be going on the annual Pantomime trip to the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield. This year’s production is Cinderella, and stars children’s favourite, Phil Gallagher (CBeebies’ Mister Maker), the legendary Sheffield pantomime Dame, Damian Williams and Strictly’s Joanne Clifton.
Evening collection arrangements
Tick off at school: The coaches will return to school at approx. 5.30pm, depending on traffic. Children will go into school and tick off will be held in Pre-Prep or the Hargreaves Hall. Please do not collect your child straight from the coaches.
School minibuses: These will run as usual but at a later time to collect the children arriving back from the pantomime. College students who return home by bus will need to do prep before getting their bus. As we cannot confirm exact timings until the night, a text will be sent to all parents as the minibuses leave school, to help gauge the time children will reach their usual drop off destinations.
Collection from the theatre: If you would like to collect your child from the Lyceum, please confirm this with their form tutor in advance of the trip and and complete ‘tick off’ with them outside the theatre.
At the weekend
Chapel Choir to Carol Sing in Bakewell
Our Chapel Choir will be Carol Singing in Bakewell from 9.30am. The Choir will also be singing in the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop from 10.15am.
Do drop in for a warming treat and support us!
Pupils vs Parents Matches
The Year 8 Boys vs Dads Football and Girls vs Mums Hockey matches will go ahead as scheduled at 1.30pm – with football on Top Field and hockey on the Astro.
Light refreshments will be served after the matches and not a curry (as previously indicated).
Please could all Boarders attending the Feast be dropped off in school by 5.00pm, so they are able to join in with the pre-feast celebrations.
Don’t forget your Christmas jumpers!
Carriages at 8.30pm for those not staying the night.
Girls’ Hockey: U9A & B Hockey v Terra Nova – CANCELLED at the request of Terra Nova.
NEW FIXTURE – Boys’ Football: U13 IX v St. Crispins, 1.30pm (H).
NEW FIXTURE – Girls’ Hockey: U11a & U11B Hockey v Barlborough Hall, 2.00pm (H).
Boys’ Football: Prep School v Kinder/Derwent – POSTPONED. This match will now be played in games lessons next week.
All other fixtures remain as published.
Clubs & Activities
There will be no Pre-Prep Yoga, Junior Clubs or Senior Yoga on Thursday 5th December, due to the School Christmas Fair. All other senior clubs will take place as normal on Thursday.
There will be no Climbing Club on Friday 6th December, due to the Pantomime Trip to the Lyceum
Lent Term Open Morning
Saturday 1st February
For parents wishing to look around the College or Prep School, our next Open Morning is a great way to take a tour and talk with current pupils. Do share the date with friends or relatives who might be interested in coming to visit us too.
Senior & College
Word of the week …
To have or to use power or influence.
“The Emperor wields a great deal of power over his people.”
Word of the week …
To be confused or puzzled.
“When the soldier awoke he was bewildered by what he saw.”