the weekly newsletter from EHS
13 December 2019
Our final week of term has been very busy. It began with our Carol Service at St George’s Church on Monday. The service was composed of congregational carols and songs performed by the whole Prep School and by our Lower and Upper Junior Choirs with confident solos from Kathrine and Catrin. There were readings which told the Christmas story from our Year 6 girls, Sofia, Head Girl, Nadia, Deputy Head Girl and from Avani, Harleen, Willow, Daria and Milly. Several traditional Christmas pieces were also played on the handbells. We are grateful to Jenny Uff who officiated and spoke to the congregation.
We are also delighted that we will be sending £350 to ‘Action Duchenne’, supporting people affected by Muscular Dystrophy, from the collection made at the church.
Girls in Years 3 – 6 have been testing their general knowledge in our House Quiz. The results will be announced in the final assembly of the term.
On Wednesday morning, the girls in Year 4 entertained their parents and staff with a Tudor Christmas. They shared their historical knowledge of the period through a dramatic presentation based on their visit to Selly Manor. The assembly included singing and dancing and a mummers’ play. The girls had clearly worked hard together to give a very confident presentation in which they all took part.
In the Prep School Thursday was party day. This included a theatre visit for Years 3 and 4, a visit to see Father Christmas for Year 1 and fun and games for all. In Westbourne the girls also enjoyed a puppet show from Major Mustard. This is a well-deserved treat after much hard work completed this term.
Each term also brings staff changes and we wish Mrs Henry well as she leaves our After School Care which she has managed so well for the last 16 years. We are sure that she will enjoy having her evenings back but we will all miss her. We are, however pleased that we will continue to see her during the day time as she helps us at lunchtime and in the library. We also look forward to welcoming Miss Mulkit as our Year 4 teacher.
We have packed so much into this term which seems to have passed very quickly. We are all looking forward to the break now and I close wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and holiday. I look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday 7 January 2020.
Mrs Sally Hartley
Head of Preparatory School
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