Good afternoon,

It is hard to believe that it is 2020! A time to look forward to what will hopefully be an exciting and rewarding decade for all at Rosemead. Indeed, in these early days of January, many of our Year 6 children have already sat entrance examinations for senior schools; for this we wish them good fortune as well as in their interviews, too. 

Do take a look at the parent intranet which has been updated. The most frequently used forms: Absence Request, eReader Usage Application, Independent Travel Authorisation, Instrumental Tuition and Mobile Permission can now be filled in and submitted directly online. This will save you time and ensure that forms go immediately to the correct personnel here at school.

Highlights of the week are:

NEWS FROM PRE-PREP 

At the Pre-prep the new Junior House Captains for the spring term were announced. They are:

Forester – Freya
Shelton – Elisa
Blyton – Ines~
Shackleton – Archie

Librarians: 2E – Rhys and Saul; 2W – Artemis and Alexa

Congratulation to these children.

House Points: This week Blyton gained 1 house point, Forester gained 5 house points, Shackleton gained 3 house points and Shelton gained 2 house points. Congratulations Forester.

NEWS FROM PREP

Doodle Maths: The children and teachers are very enthusiastic about starting Doodle Maths. Doodle is the new online maths resource that children can access at home replacing Maths-Whizz. Full information about Doodle, how to download the app and keep track of your children’s progress, can be found on the Rosemead intranet, under Other ResourcesShould you or the children experience any technical issues, your Doodle contact is Kim Brown.

 House Points: This week Blyton gained 3 house points, Forester gained 2 house points, Shackleton gained 1 house point and Shelton gained 5 house points. Congratulations Shelton.

ON THE BALL

Congratulations to Otto (5G) for being selected to be part of the Under 10 London Schools Cricket Squad – this is a fantastic achievement. Otto will shortly begin weekly training and is looking forward to matches against other counties in the summer term.

LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Literacy for all: The Where’s Wally? fun run is back! You are invited to join in at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 15th March and follow in the footsteps of sporting legends as the park is turned red and white in the name of literacy! There is a 5km or a 10km course to choose from which are perfect for beginners or those looking to achieve a personal best, plus there is a 1km route for little legs! Every penny raised from this event will help transform the life stories of children in some of the most deprived communities across the UK, by giving them the literacy skills they need to succeed in life. You can register today.

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Thursday 30th January – 5W assembly
Wednesday 5th February – 2E assembly
Thursday 6th February – 5S assembly
Wednesday 4th March – 1T assembly

NEXT WEEK

The full co-curricular programme begins on Monday – I hope that the children enjoy the activities. A request from the teachers running early morning clubs for the children to arrive punctually. Often information is being given at the very start of the session and the flow can be interrupted by latecomers. Sometimes delays happen and cannot be avoided, but this should be the occasional lateness and not a regular occurrence.

On Friday the Prayer group will meet after drop off at Prep in the small dining room.

I trust you all have a pleasant weekend.

With my best wishes,

Lesley Kastoryano

ISI Inspection

Rosemead Prep School & Nursery are delighted to announce that we’ve achieved Excellent across all areas of Educational Quality in our ISI inspection. 

Come and visit us at our next Open Morning or book yourself into a forthcoming Show-round to discover why.

The full inspection report can be found on our website using this link.