Good morning,

 This has been another busy week of sport for our older children. Highlights of the week are:

 NEWS FROM PRE-PREP

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

 NEWS FROM PREP

 4B Class Assembly: Congratulations to 4B and their teacher Ms Borny for a fabulous start to our round of class assemblies. The children clearly explained the climatic areas of the world by blending solid facts with a smattering of humour – What do you call a camel without a hump? Humphry, of course! They concluded that it was beneficial to live in a temperate zone, so much so that we should seriously consider holidaying in the UK and reduce our carbon footprints. A sobering message for us all.

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

 ON THE BALL

 Under 10 and 11 Netball: On Monday our Years 5 and 6 netball teams played against Oakfield. Both teams played some very good netball. In their first match our Year 5s had a number of attacking opportunities. They were very unlucky not to score and finished the game 0-0. Our Year 6s worked really well together. Their passing was very good, as was their play from the back. Unfortunately, they found it hard to find the net at times against a strong Oakfield defence. Oakfield won the game 3-1. Well done to all the girls involved in these very close matches.

Year 5 team: Alice, Amber T, Anika, Anya, Cristina, Emilie S, Isabella, Jackie, Maya B, Millie, Morgan, Posy, Sienna, Tania, Thea, Vanessa

Year 6 team: Jasmine, Iris, Maisy, Nou, Poppy

 Under 9 Football Tournament: The year 4 team took part in the Alleyn’s Under 9 Football Tournament on Tuesday. It was a round robin tournament against the hosts Alleyn’s, Oakfield, Blackheath Prep and Dulwich Hamlet. Unfortunately, we lost our first three games by the same score line of one goal to nil to Blackheath, Alleyn’s and Oakfield respectively. Rosemead was unlucky not to grab a draw in any of these games but Luca in goal was exceptional which meant we always had a chance of getting a positive result. In our final game the boys showed great resilience to bounce back from losing their first three games to defeat Dulwich Hamlet 3-1, a great way to finish their tournament.

Team: Affan, Albie Alex T, Arthur, Eliot, Josh, Luca, Seb

 Under 11 Netball: On Wednesday afternoon our Year 6 netball teams travelled to Clapham Common to play against Eaton House. Our pink team took control of the match very early on. They managed to attack extremely well scoring a number of goals in the first two quarters. Eaton House did not back off and worked hard against our solid defence to get a couple of goals back. There was some excellent play from both teams in the second half. The final score was 13-6 to Rosemead. Our blue team were up against a very strong Eaton House team but our girls looked confident from the start. They worked extremely well together making some excellent plays and creating a number of scoring opportunities. It was so close for the first 3 quarters with only 1 or 2 goals dividing the two teams. In the final quarter our girls extended the lead scoring 5 quick goals. This was some of the best netball they have played all term. The final score was 13- 7 to Rosemead. Well done to all of these girls for competing so well. They are all very passionate about their netball and are all developing into very talented players – well done. 

Pink team: Clover, Ella J, Eva, Iris, Nou, Tilly, Violet 

Blue team: Flo, Hennie, Jasmine, Lyra, Maggie, Maisy (captain), Poppy

 Success for Sophie: Congratulations to Sophie J (6C) for her success in Cross Country at the London Youth Games on Saturday. Representing Lambeth, Sophie was the lead finisher for her team. Overall, in a strong field of over 160 runners, she finished in 8th position – a fantastic result.

 MUSICAL NOTES

 Recorder Group: Children in this group will be playing at the beginning of assembly on Monday. Parents of these children are welcome to attend.

 Christmas Fair: Children who sing in any of the Prep choirs are encouraged to come along to sing a selection of Carols at the Christmas Fair between 12.15-12.45. 

 Music Examinations: Candidates who need piano accompaniment for their examination will need to bring in their music and instrument on Tuesday for this practice.

ABRSM examinations – Tuesday 3rd December

Trinity examinations – Thursday 5th December

 CO-CURRICULAR

 Chess Success: Rosemead Chess team played in the Champions’ League Chess (Primary) on Saturday. 22 teams competed; Rosemead came in at a very respectable 10th place. Thank you to Bill Upton, team coach, for his unfailing encouragement.

Team: Albert, Emilie, Thomas G, Tobias (captain)

 FUNDRAISING

 Children in Need: Congratulations to Rose P (6C) for raising £78 for this charity from the proceeds of her tea sale during the disco last Friday. On a cold, dark and wet evening it was much appreciated by all parent helpers.

 UNIFORM

 A gentle reminder that children’s hair should be tied up if it falls below the collar. Hair that is tied up is also much less likely to pick up head-lice.

 LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Sunday 1st December – Dulwich Village Christmas Stocking, Dulwich Village, 10am-4.00pm

Saturday 7th December – East Dulwich Christmas Cracker, Lordship Lane and North Cross Road, 11.00am-5.00pm

 Christmas Services: The following services will take place at All Saints, Lovelace Road.

Sunday 1st December – Advent Procession at 5.30 with carols and readings

Saturday 14th December – Carols 4ALL 11.00-1.00. Community drop in singing and refreshments

Sunday 15th December – Carol Service at 5.00, followed by mulled wine and mince pies

Christmas Eve – Christingle service with a short nativity play at 4.00. Midnight Mass at 11.30

Christmas Day – Festival Eucharist with nativity play at 10.00

Sunday 5th January – Epiphany Carol Service at 6.30

 FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 Wednesday 4th December – Violin demonstration lessons; 9.00, 1A and 9.30, 1T

Thursday 5th December – 5G Class Assembly

Friday 6th December – non-uniform day in exchange for bottles and chocolates for the Christmas Fair

Saturday 7th DecemberChristmas Fair

Monday 9th December – RSA Cake Sales

Wednesday 11th December – Christmas Jumper Day, for Save the Children

Thursday 12th DecemberPre-Prep Nativity

Friday 13th December – Prep Carol Service at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road

 NEXT WEEK

 Mince Pies and Coffee Morning: Friday at the Pre-Prep.

 Prayer Group: The last meeting of the term will be on Friday 9am until 9.30am. This will take place in the small dining room at the Prep.

With my best wishes,

 Lesley Kastoryano

11+

It gives me great pleasure to announce the final offers from this year’s 11+ Senior School Entrance results. We are extremely proud to say that this year is the second best set of results on the last 5 years for number of offers, after our record breaking results of last year.

More information can be found by following the link below.

Best Wishes

Phil Soutar
Headmaster

Leavers’ Destinations