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09 July 2021

We are delighted to have ended the term with all of our classes in school, able to attend our final events of the academic year.

We began the week with our Changeover Morning when the girls were able to meet their new teachers and new classmates for next year.  The classes met in the playground and enjoyed a variety of ‘getting to know you’ games and activities. This was followed at lunchtime by the whole school annual picnic for all girls and staff from Nursery through to Senior School at the playing fields. The weather was perfect for this school community event.

On Tuesday, we began the day with the Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly. This was a good opportunity to celebrate all the girls have achieved during their years in Prep and to share some of their favourite memories of school.  It is always an emotional event as it is the official farewell to Year 6 girls as we wish them well on their journey to their senior schools. We are grateful to Mrs Fatah for joining us to present the prizes.

The end of the afternoon gave the girls the opportunity to enjoy some music and a second whole school event at the Festival, again held at the field.

On the last morning of the term we held our final Celebration Assembly. The awards for the Prep Young Musician were presented to the year group winners: Katerina Thomas Year 3, Anya Sanghera Year 4, Sarah Burns Year 5 and Aurelia Ehiogu Year 6.  We then awarded Nia Mehta, our Young Musician with her trophy.  We look forward to following their musical progress.

The next awards were for our Olympic Games Independent Learning project.  We were delighted by the range of different countries that the girls had researched and we congratulate our prize winners: Eliza Meade, Liana Shrestha, Ayla Hashmi, Supreeta Kalsi Jogi, Charlotte Smiley and Grace Crawford. We hope that the girls will enjoying watching some of the Games during the summer holiday.

Trophies were awarded to our linguists who performed extremely well in the recent National Junior Language Challenge.  Emma Mendes Leite and Ellie Cooke placed in the top ten in the country and there were trophies for Amaya Bhangoo, Mahi Rao and Shayanna Patel who achieved high scores learning French, German and Manx. Well done to everyone who took part and challenged themselves to learn a new language.

The winners of the Dragons’ Den Challenge were announced and received their investment of chocolate money.  Well done to the Pet Pathway, Yoges and Hey Jeffrey teams.

We presented Certificates of Achievement to individual girls for their work throughout the term and then made the draw for the winners of the Courtesy Counts prizes.
The final celebrations included the announcement of the House competitions that have taken place throughout the term.  The winners of the House Netball were Nightingale, Frank won the Swimming Trophy, Johnson were victorious on Sports Day and Frank, Johnson and Nightingale all shared the House Points Cup as all achieved exactly the same number of points. This was checked three times! We then had the sad part of our assembly as we said farewell to pupils leaving EHS and to Mrs Henry who has retired and to Mrs Burns who is relocating to Ireland.  We will miss them all and wish them well.

Esme and Maryam then gave the three cheers for the holiday, their final act as Head and Deputy Head Girls, roles they have carried out extremely well during the last year.

I close this busy week with best wishes to all our families for an enjoyable holiday.

Mrs Hartley


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