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15th February 2019

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Prep School Updates

Please see attached letter from Ms Ingram-Cordrey regarding updates in the Prep School.

Sports Staff Update 

Please see the attached Letter from Mr Paton containing updates on new Sports Staff at RH7.

Call for Parent Volunteers for Network Evening Careers Event: Thursday 7 March from 6.30pm to 8pm

We are holding our annual Network Evening Careers Event for our Year 10 - 13 students.  The aim of the evening is for our students to meet parent volunteers who have (or who have had) a professional role and discuss with them their careers either specifically or in general, how they achieved this career and key advice for the next few years.  This way they will gain further advice and guidance on a wide variety of careers and pathways they may experience, careers that they might not be aware of, the need to be aspirational, to take risks, but also be flexible whilst at the same time developing the skill of networking and their confidence.  Parent volunteers do not have to prepare anything specifically for the evening (though we will ask for a short pen picture of your career that we will share with the students in advance), and it is meant to be an informal event to allow the students and parents to mix and to aid several conversations throughout the evening. 

We are still looking for additional parental volunteers, so please support this event if you can.  The Network Evening supports the in-school PSHEE sessions where Careers is delivered, the use of online resources that help guide our students and works towards the work experience opportunity that the students have in Years 11 and 12.  All parents are therefore welcome to assist and many thanks to those parents who have already committed to supporting this important aspect of our Careers Programme.  If you are able to support this event please email ehanrott@radnor-sevenoaks.org so that we can send you further information.  Many thanks and kindest regards, Mr D Leddington - Head of Sixth Form

Upper Prep - Homework Club

We have noticed over the last few weeks that the collection of children from Homework Club is becoming unmanageable with parents/carers arriving to collect starting at 4.10pm.  The supervision of the children and their homework means that the Teacher in charge does not always see their emails as they are working with and helping the children with their homework.  We would request please that unless you are collecting your child/ren to take them for a swimming lesson or other additional lesson or club that collection from this club is no earlier than 5pm when all children attending will be brought to the gate for collection.  If you need your child to stay until 5.30pm, please remember that they need to be booked into wrap care and then collected from Wrap Care.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Wrap Care

Unless in the case of an extreme emergency, please be advised that Wrap Care is at full capacity and spaces cannot be booked now until the new Clubs are released at the end of this term in readiness for next term.

Year 5 and 6 Trip to PGL - June 2019

Just a reminder that all medical forms given out during the parents talk last week need to be handed into the Prep Office as soon as possible please.  If you were unable to attend the meeting last week, then all information can be found on last week's Bulletin, including the medical form itself.  If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact Mr Woodward (awoodward@radnor-sevenoaks.org).

Maths Quiz Championship

Mr Paton recently entered Radnor House into a General Knowledge Quiz Competition.  Well, now it is the turn for any expert Mathematicians in Years 3-6!  Over the half term break, practise your times tables and brush up on all things maths as there will be a qualifying quiz for everyone from Years 3-6 to take part in when we come back after half term, with the top four scorers being given the chance to represent Radnor House in a Maths Competition later this year.

Able Writers Workshop with Sam Gayton

We were very lucky to have author Sam Gayton visit Radnor and work with children from our Year 4 and other local schools.  It was a great opportunity to work with a successful writer and get tips to improve their writing.  Thank you to all those who took part and produced such great pieces! Mr John Veness

World Book Day - Wednesday 7 March

We are all looking forward to celebrating our love of reading on Wednesday 7 March for World Book Day.  We would love for the children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character.  There will be lots of activities throughout the day and we will kick things off with a parade in the courtyard! Mr John Veness

Radnor House Charity Golf Day

Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in taking part in the Radnor Charity Golf Day taking place on Sunday 23 June at Westerham Golf Club. We now have all 60 spaces filled and even have names on a reserve list.

Letters will be going out to all of those who have expressed an interest so far, asking them to pay for their contribution to the day - £70 for adults and £50 for juniors. This price includes breakfast, golf and a two course meal afterwards with a proportion of the money raised going to the school's national charity, the RSPCA.

Please could I ask that you fill in your details on the letter as soon as possible and return this to the Prep Office before 22 March so I can guarantee your place. Any remaining places after this time will be offered to those on the reserve list on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the reserve list for a place on the day, please contact Mr Woodward awoodward@radnor-sevenoaks.org

Combe Bank Drive Mini Roundabout

It has been brought to our attention that when leaving there are a number of parents ignoring the roundabout at the top of the drive which has nearly caused three or four accidents.  The roundabout should be treated the same as any other, and drivers should give way to vehicles coming from the right.  In the mornings teachers will be turning right into the staff car park so parents exiting from the visitors car park should be giving way to them. At the moment there are a number of drivers who are not.  To avoid potential accidents please adhere to the rules of the road as written in the highway code and give way.

Car Park Drop off Zone

Despite previous requests we still have a number of parents who are not just “dropping off”.  Please can we ask that if you want to catch up with other parents or spend time saying goodbye to your child that you park in a designated bay.  It is extremely frustrating to those who simply want to drop and go and it causes congestion.  We have also been asked to remind you that the zig zag areas are no parking zones and are there for safety reasons.

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