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09 June 2023

Everyone returned from the half term break refreshed and ready for the new term ahead with much to look forward to. Year 1 had a particularly exciting start to the week when they had a visit from Daisy, Luna and Beanie, the guinea pigs belonging to Mrs Hobbs’ daughter.

This has been a week during which we have all thought carefully about the environment and the importance of looking after it, especially during our assemblies. The House Captains were well prepared for their assembly on Wednesday to launch the importance of World Oceans Day. They also awarded certificates for the most House points gained.

Wednesday afternoon brought excitement for seven of our girls who had qualified for the national finals of the uTalk Challenge. Their target language for the final was Hawaiian and we were delighted with their performances against the other 23 linguists. This large number of girls reaching the final is a record.

The special day to raise the awareness of protecting the ocean world was marked on actual World Oceans Day on Thursday. We looked at some of the work being done to help and the girls were asked to consider the part they can play in protecting our oceans. Any contribution no matter how small can make a difference.

Thursday evening brought another record breaking event for Prep. Our Year 3 and 4 Teatime Concert had to be relocated to the Senior School Hall as there were so many keen performers. 45 of our younger musicians were keen to showcase their developing skills. They all performed confidently even though for some it was their first time of playing in front of a concert audience. We had a number of vocalists who performed a wide variety of singing styles and there were performances on piano, flute, violin, guitar, harmonium and tabla, recorder and cello. Well done to all on a wonderful evening of music in the sunshine.

The week has ended with an Egyptian Day experience for Year 6 and a visit to Kingsbury Waterpark for Year 2 which we will report further on next week.  We also look forward to welcoming Prep parents to the Summer Concert on Wednesday next week and 1A parents on Friday for assembly.  In Westbourne we will be joined by our Kindergarten parents on Tuesday to enjoy some activities in the outdoor classroom and to Reception parents to our Father’s Day Breakfast on Thursday.

It is clearly another week ahead with much to look forward to.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School


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