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13 October 2023

During this week we have enjoyed meeting with parents for our consultation evenings, for our Teatime concert and for the Year 2 workshop.  We are looking forward to welcoming all parents to many other events during the year.

We began the week with our Celebration Assembly. There were the Well Done Certificates for Years 1 and 2 and an Independent Work award for Ranye in Year 2 for her fact sheet about Space.  She had been inspired by our marking of World Space Week.

During the assembly our newly appointed House Captains welcomed new girls to their Houses.  They had prepared individual cards to present to each girl and gave them a personal welcome.  The Captains cannot wait to support their Housemates in the various competitions throughout the year.  

On Tuesday our Pastoral Mentors were involved in the assembly to mark World Mental Health Day.  Girls were reminded about the importance of positive mental health and how to be happy.  They also introduced the Happy Times newspaper and shared some of the very uplifting stories.  These are available in classrooms for everyone to share.

Year 5 girls also enjoyed a visit to our school allotment for some inspiration for their story settings.  The benefit of having their own allocated iPad this year was evident from the photographs they took to add to their ‘Borrower’ style stories.

Thursday was a busy day.  It started with a celebration of the achievements of a range of influential women in the fields of sport, politics, science, medicine, music and entertainment as part of our marking of Black History Month. The theme of this special month is ‘Celebrating Our Sisters.’ We reminded the girls that whilst people inspire them they can also go on to inspire the generation following them.

Year 2 were transported back in time to the Great Fire of London.  They enjoyed a workshop with the Year 2 boys from West House School.  We will write more about this next week.

Our day then finished with the first Teatime Concert of the year and you can read about many of the above events in the separate stories.

Next week we are looking forward to our first gala which is against Balsall Common School and to Wear it Pink Day on Friday.  We are inviting girls to wear as much pink as they can for £1.00 donation in support of the charity.  We also have our Harvest Assembly on Thursday in Prep and girls can bring in any donations from Monday.

We also wish our Year 6 girls luck in their EHS Senior School examination at the start of the week.

Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School

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