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9th November 2018

Letter from Mrs Cordrey

Please read the following letter from Mrs Cordrey

Coffee Morning

We look forward to welcoming you to the EYFS Coffee Morning on Friday 16 November from 08:45am until 09:15am.

 

Transition to Reception Meeting 

We will be holding an information morning for all parents of children in our Transition class on Thursday 22 November from 9am -10am with Miss McCormack (Head of EYFS and Reception Class Teacher) and Ms Cordrey. This will be an opportunity for you to gain more insight into our Reception class and the Prep School in order to ensure a smooth transition for your child in September 2019. If you would like to reserve a place for this information morning please RSVP here.

 

Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities- Spring 2019

Please find attached here our tremendous list of clubs and activities that will be on offer for the Spring Term 2019, together with the attached guide. We are privileged at Radnor House to have so many staff offering such a wonderful array of clubs and activities to compliment the curriculum. Please be aware that the list is correct at the current time but may be altered or added to over the coming months.

A reminder that the sign up process is through our SOCS Co-Curricular platform. Your username is your child's school email address eg. joe.bloggs@radnor-sevenoaks.org and the generic password, if you do not already know it, should have been sent to you separately. Here is the link to SOCS.

The sign up window will open on Wednesday 14 November at 6pm and close on Sunday 18 November at 6pm. Clubs will commence in the Spring Term on the first teaching day: Tuesday 8 January. Parents are kindly reminded that there is no auto-enrolment for any clubs from one term to the next, so in order for your child to continue with a club, they will need to sign up again. I have collated lists of those who requested to be placed on a waiting list for a club and they will be automatically added for the Spring Term. Please ensure that if your child has had a change of heart, you remove them from the club list to provide space for others.

Lastly, a reminder that WRAP Care and Weekend Outdoor Expeditions are also booked through SOCS and these are available as separate categories. If you have any issues with the sign up process, please email: activities@radnor-sevenoaks.org

 

Performing Arts Timetables

The Performing Arts Timetables are available here.  Please check regularly as times and occasionally days are subject to change.  Timetables are also displayed on the notice boards in the Performing Arts Centre and outside the Prep School Music classroom.  The peripatetic staff do their best to look for clashes with trips, fixtures and talks, but if any of your child's lessons are scheduled for the same time as events of this nature, please inform the relevant peripatetic teacher so that lessons can be rearranged in good time.

 

Middle School & Sixth Form Production - 19 & 20 November 2018 - Tickets

All parents, friends & family of Radnor House Sevenoaks are cordially invited to the inaugural Middle & Sixth Form Production of the comedic farce 'The Virtuous Burglar' on Monday 19 & Tuesday 20 November at 7pm.  Adult tickets are £5, with child tickets being £3 tickets can be reserved through this link, and will follow again in the Parent Bulletins over the coming weeks. The show revolves around a burglar uncovering an illicit relationship as he's fleecing an 'empty' house and is sure to be a raucously fun evening of laughs (we hope!). Due to the more grown-up subject matter of the play, it is not suitable for anyone under the age of 11 years!

 

Network Evening Event - March 7 2019

Our Network Evening this academic year will be held on Thursday 7 March.  We would appreciate as many parental volunteers as possible to come along and speak to our students and give them information on your career and how you achieved it. From previous years we know that this can have a very positive impact on our students in terms of their awareness of certain careers, their aspirations towards their GCSE and A level grades and their ability to 'network' with adults. This year the Network Evening will be for Year 10 - 13 students but parents of students in the entire school can help support this opportunity.  If you are able to spare your time to do this, please email ehanrott@radnor-sevenoaks.org  Many thanks in advance for your help. David Leddington (Head of Sixth Form)

 

Car Park and Drop off Zones

Following various discussions and points raised you will have noticed that the car park layout has changed slightly with the addition of extra footpaths, zebra crossings and as requested a larger Drop Off Zone adjacent to the field.  These changes were implemented to make the area safer, so we urge you to make use of the new walkways and to stop at the crossings when indicated to do so by a member of staff. The existing Drop Off Zone has also been reduced in size and we therefore ask that you do not stop in the hatched area on your left as you enter the car park. Obviously, by increasing the Drop Off Zone, we have reduced the number of parking spaces, so if there is nowhere available please exit and make your way to the overflow which is left at the roundabout.

 

KWDA Facebook Workshop: The Dyslexic Advantage – Spotting the Strengths

Would you like to understand more about the common strengths associated with having a dyslexic-style mind? Want to know how to spot them – even from a young age?  Interested in focusing on the potential rather than the difficulties of dyslexia?

In partnership with KWDA, you are invited to join Janette Langan in a series of posts for discussion on the KWDA Facebook page.  A former Committee Member, Janette is currently a local Study Skills Coach who takes an interdisciplinary approach to dyslexia, personal technologies and learning skills, including digital mind mapping.

Covering key ideas from ‘The Dyslexic Advantage’ book written by two leading Neuro Scientists.  All you need to do is make sure that you are included in the KWDA Facebook group by contacting the Administrator.  The workshop is running from Monday 29 October, delivering a topic each week over 6 weeks.  Freely available to all, the workshop will put a spotlight on prominent dyslexic-style strengths: their nature; typical professional success and how to spot the signs.  Any Comments posted will also help to develop understanding across the KWDA community.  Discussion relating to all age groups is very much welcome.

We hope you can join us, KWDA Committee

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