Good afternoon,

This week we celebrated European Day of Languages. Each class participated in activities from a chosen European language, including a story and the children very much enjoyed creating Languages Trees. Good luck to all the children who have entered, or intend to enter, the European Day of Languages T-shirt competition.

Other highlights of the week are:

NEWS FROM PRE-PREP

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

NEWS FROM PREP

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

ON THE BALL

Under 9 Football v Blackheath: Before the wet weather hit London this week, the Under 9 football squad were able to participate in a match against Blackheath Prep. The Purple team worked incredibly hard to gain a creditable 1-1 draw in a very tense encounter. Affan gave the team the lead with a fine strike in the first half which was fully deserved. Blackheath came out stronger in the second half and scored an early equaliser. Luka in goal was outstanding to keep Rosemead in the game and give the team a chance of snatching a later winner. Unfortunately, we could not quite convert our chances and the game ended 1-1 which was a very fair representation of the game. Josh was our player of the match for his tireless efforts in midfield, seemingly being everywhere at once!

In a contrasting match, the White team fell behind quickly with Blackheath scoring 3 early goals. The team showed tremendous determination and resilience however to come back and lead 4-3 by half time with Albie scoring all 4 goals with some great dribbling and assists by Arthur down the wing. This amazing comeback gave the side greater confidence in the second half and were by far the superior side with Albie adding a further 2 goals to take his tally to 6 and complete a ‘double hat-trick’! James in goal made some terrific late saves to keep Blackheath out and give the Whites a 6-3 win. Not surprisingly, Albie was our player of the match for his extraordinary 6 goals! A brilliant first outing for the Year 4 football team this term.

Purple Team: Affan, Elijah, Eliot, Josh, Kyran, Luka, Seb

White Team: Albie. Alex, Arthur, Charlie, Gabriel, James, Veeraj

Under 10 Netball v Eaton House: Earlier this week the Year 5 netball teams played a friendly home match against Eaton House. Despite a major downpour just before they left it did not dampen any enthusiasm and all the girls lost their nervousness and got off to a flying start.

The A team scored 2 goals in quick succession which immediately gave the team confidence to win the first quarter. Eaton House came out fighting in the second quarter to level the score at half time. Changing up the teams at half time to give players an opportunity to try different positions proved to the girls that they needed to stick to their plan and really cement strengths. A goal in the second half was not enough to secure a win but a 3-4 loss is nothing to be disappointed about.  We observed some fantastic defending and lots of interceptions by Amber, Millie and also Jackie who took home a very well-deserved player of the match.

The B team came together really well with the girls growing in confidence as the game progressed. Although there were only 2 goals, the team were able to bring the ball down court for opportunities – so shooting practice is on the agenda! Congratulations to Emily for a well-deserved player of the match and playing centre for the entire game – she kept her energy up throughout which is not an easy task!

A team: Amber, Jackie, Millie, Morgan, Sienna, Tania, Vanessa

B team: Alice, Annika, Anya, Cristina, Emily S, Isabella, Posy

MUSICAL NOTES

Musicianship: There are still places for Musicianship which meets on Friday, 8.30-9.00am. This is an excellent group for any children from Years 3-6 but essential for music examination candidates or potential music scholars. 

Individual Music Fees: A reminder that all individual music fees should have been received by your child’s individual music teacher by today, Friday 28th September.

STAFF NEWS

Miss Wilson sings in the current UK champion ladies barbershop quartet, Avalon. As the 2018 national gold medallists, they have been invited to sing at the International Barbershop Harmony Society Convention in Los Angeles. To raise funds for this very exciting opportunity, they are recording their first CD. If you would be interested in purchasing the CD (or any of the other rewards listed on the site) a link can be found below, along with a link to their YouTube channel.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/avalonquartetuk/avalons-first-cd

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTqhxjsLgojuSCnu0G_4MA/videos

CO-CURRICULAR

Ballet: Congratulations to the following children who received certificates in assembly today following their summer ballet examinations:

Ada T, Alanna, Alice, Annabelle W, Bella, Darcie, Freyja, Isabella T, Lexie, Liza, Maya B, Millie, Parisa, Posy, Sylvie.

All achieved distinction or high merit.

Chess: The following tournaments may be of interest to our growing number of chess players.

London Junior Championships Qualifier  – Saturday 5th October, Coulsdon

Inaugural South East London Grand Prix – Sunday 6th October, Catford

Golders Green Rapid Chess Tournament – Saturday 12th October, Golders Green

Champions’ League Chess (Primary) 2019-20 1st Leg  – Saturday 16th November, Beckenham  

LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENTS 

Street Art Walk: Saturday 28 September – Peckham & Nunhead
Organised by www.dulwichoutdoorgallery.co.uk – details and tickets £13.09 on Eventbrite Start at Nunhead Green, SE15 3QQ ending in Rye Lane. Time: 2.00-4.00pm

Neurodiversity and the Teenage Brain:

Monday 30 September – A talk with Connections in Mind by Dr Hohnen on the impact of neurodiversity on teenagers.
Location: Bell House, College Road. Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm

FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Harvest Festivals:

Nursery – Wednesday 16th October at 9.10am in the Pre-Prep.
Reception – Wednesday 16th October at 9.45am in the Pre-Prep.
Years 1-2 – Friday 18th October at 2.45pm in the Prep Hall.
Years 3-6 – Friday 18th October at 9am in the Prep Hall. 

Parents’ Consultation Evenings:

Pre-Prep (Nursery-Year 2) – Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October
Prep (Years 3-6) children – Monday 4th November and Thursday 7th November 

NEXT WEEK

Individual and class photographs are to be taken on Wednesday. All children must arrive wearing uniform, including the school blazer.

Have a lovely final September weekend of the year.

With my best wishes,

Lesley Kastoryano