29th March 2019
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After School Clubs/Wrap Care
Please be reminded that no after school clubs or wrap care will be running on Friday 5 April. Collection for EYFS and Lower Prep is 3.30pm, Upper Prep 3.45pm and Senior School 4pm. The late bus will also not run on this day.
Please see letter attached from Mr Paton regarding Aqualife swimming.
Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities- Summer 2019
Please find attached here our tremendous list of clubs and activities that will be on offer for the Summer Term 2019. 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 weeks.
A reminder that the sign up process is through our SOCS Co-Curricular platform. Your username is your child's school email address eg. firstname.lastname@example.org and the generic password. If you do not already know it, this will be sent to you separately. Click here to access SOCS.
The sign up window will open next Monday 1 April at 6pm and close on Friday 5 April at 6pm. Clubs will commence in the Summer Term on the first teaching day, Wednesday 24 April.
As a change from the previous year students will be auto-enrolled for the following paid clubs for the Summer Term: Tennis, Sailing, Taekwondo, Ballet, Gymnastics, Modern/Street & Tap Dance. With clubs now billed in arrears, it makes sense to make a return to auto-enrolment so that students who have been paying for a club may get continuity. It is essential, therefore, that any student who does not wish to continue with their paid club, must request to be removed prior to the sign up window. Please make this request by sending an email to email@example.com. 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 Summer 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read For Good Readathon
A big thank you to everyone who took part! We raised over £600 to help children in hospitals have access to books and story tellers!
Year 2 Africa Day and Cake Sale – Tuesday 2 April 2019
We are very excited for the upcoming Africa Day. We would like the children in Year 2 to dress up for their ‘trip’ to Africa by wearing safari gear. They also need to bring a small suitcase with items they think might be useful for the ‘trip’ e.g binoculars, sunglasses and a safari hat. They will still be going out at playtimes as normal so will need sensible footwear and coats.
To raise awareness and funds for our international charity, Project Le Monde and the Radnor House Ugandan Schools, we will be holding a cake sale in the courtyard from 3.30pm. We would be very grateful if the children could bake cakes (maybe with an African decorative theme). Please remember to bring small change for the cakes. All parents are very welcome to attend.
Year 3 and 4 - Production of Mystery at Magpie Manor - Action Required
If you have not already booked your place for the production, please do so by following the link in the attached letter. The order form for seats will close on Monday 1 April at 9am. If we have any spare seats after the closure we will release them later that day on a first come, first served basis. Please find attached the order form for the DVD of this fabulous production. We would appreciate all forms to be returned to the Prep Office by Friday 5 April. Printed forms will also be available for completion at both performances.
Italian Pop-Up Restaurant
To raise funds for the Uganda trip there will be a pop-up restaurant in the evening on Saturday 18 May in the school dining room. You are invited to book a table of 6 people or more. Once you have booked we will email you the menu (5 courses) and ask you to choose your main course and dessert. We are asking for a minimum donation of £25 per person which will be collected on the night. We do have a maximum of 60 so please book early to avoid disappointment. Come and enjoy an evening with friends and savour wonderful Italian food such as lasagne, carbonara, stuffed aubergine, tiramisu, granita, pannacotta and biscotti all cooked on site by volunteer non-professional chefs, in other words staff, pupils and parents!
Please email Mrs Mags Southgate to book your table: email@example.com
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.
Message from Mrs Bliss, Newton House - Easter Fair
Newton house are very excited about the Easter Fair and raising money for our charity West Kent Mind. We would really appreciate the following donations:
Pick up the Smarties
We will be running a how many Smarties can you pick up in 30 seconds game. If you would be able to donate some Smarties it would be really appreciated.
Jolly Jam Jars
Jolly jars are clean jam jars, (or any glass jar with a lid), decorated by the children and filled with small toys and treats. Decorating and filling the jars is great fun and a lovely way to get in to the charity spirit in the run up to the Fair. The sort of items that prove popular are - wrapped sweets or lollies, unused small toys/party bag toys, hair accessories, toy jewellery, stickers and stationery.
Please do not use jars that have contained vinegar or oil as the smell lingers and taints the goodies inside. Wrapped sweets only for hygiene purposes and NO nuts please. Jars can be decorated either on the glass with sharpies/paint/glitter, or over the lid with tissue paper or patterned fabric and fixed with an elastic band. A blue colour theme would be great! We would like Jolly Jars to be with us by Tuesday 2 April, and placed with the house charity box under the arch. Thanks in advance for your support.
Year 2 pupils and parents will be hosting a cake sale on Tuesday 2 April from 3.30pm in the prep courtyard. This is in aid of our international charity - Project Le Monde. All cakes will be £1. You may wish to send your child in with money in a named purse or bring change at pick up.
To Churchill Friends,
We are so excited for the Easter Fundraiser and cannot wait for the big day! We are looking forward to supporting our house charity - RDA (Bradbourne Riding for the Disabled Association)
We will be running the following three stalls - Selling homemade dog biscuits, please find the recipe attached here, name the pony (kindly donated by the RDA) along with a bring and buy sale.
To run these stalls successfully we need your help! Please could you support our stalls by, making dog biscuits, they will need to be put into sealed bags and contain 5 or 10 biscuits. Recycle your old things - bring in toys, teddies, books etc to sell. We ask that all toys are not broken, are clean and are age appropriate. We are saying no thank you to video games, electronics and DVDs.
Please bring in your homemade dog biscuits and recycled toys/books to Miss Dale or to the Prep office by Tuesday 2 April 2019.
A big thank you in advance for all your help.
Message from Mr Veness - Pankhurst House
Pankhurst are all very excited about the Easter Fair and raising money for our charity Leonard Cheshire. Our children have decided that they would like to run the following stalls and any donations would be hugely appreciated!
Cakes - (With a Pankhurst Theme)
We will be organising a cake sale and it would be great to have as many as possible. Remember that we are a nut free school and could all cakes have a list of ingredients in case of any other allergies (milk, fruit, etc). Cakes should be brought to the Prep Office on the morning of the event.
Guess the number of sweets in a jar
Children will be trying to guess the correct number of sweets in a jar - donations of sweets would be hugely appreciated, and can be put into the Pankhurst collection box in the Prep Office from the 1st of April.
We will be running a Tombola and any small gifts for children would be greatly appreciated! These can be handed in to the Prep Office (Pankhurst collection box) from the 25 March.
Thank you for all your continued support!
Message from Miss Fulcher - Nightingale House
Calling Nightingale House! Our Easter Fair is coming up quickly and we need your help! We are all very excited about the Easter Fair and raising money for our charity Foal Farm. Nightingale children have decided that they would like to run the following stalls, and any donations would be hugely appreciated!
Cakes and lollies - (With a Nightingale Theme)
We will be organising a cake and lolly sale (weather dependent) and it would be great to have as many as possible. Remember that we are a nut free school and could all cakes have a list of ingredients in case of any other allergies (Milk, fruit, etc), any dairy free/gluten free treats would be appreciated as well. Cakes should be brought to the Prep Office on the morning of the event.
Guess the name of the chick
Children will be trying to guess the name of the chick. This will be organised by the wonderful Year 6 children.
We will be running a lucky dip prize draw. This has already been started by Nathan in 6W, but any other small prizes would be appreciated. If these could be handed into the Prep office by Monday 1 April that would be wonderful.
Sailing Club Summer Term 2019
We are now taking bookings for sailing in the Summer Term. Places are limited by seats on the minibus so please confirm your interest by email to DOE@radnor-sevenoaks.org as soon as possible, and sign up on SOCS. Please also use that email for any questions you may have.
We welcome those who have sailed with us before, and anyone interested to join us, from complete beginners to more advanced seeking to progress to their next level. Full instruction is given with plenty of encouragement!
Please return both consent forms via email by Friday 5 April to secure a place. Once we have filled our allocation we will start a reserve list. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance, Ms Laurence
There will be a table outside the Prep Office on the last day of term with lost property from both the Senior School and Prep School. Any unnamed items that are not collected by the end of term will be sent to the second-hand shop. Please could parents ensure that all items of uniform are clearly labelled with the pupil’s name.
Please note that pupils should be wearing their summer uniform after the Easter Holidays.
The cafe now has cricket whites (trousers), tops and slipover jumpers. Only the cricket tops are mandatory, but if your children are in teams, then whites are requested (but not mandatory).
There are also athletic shorts for girls (to use instead of skorts).
Three Peaks Challenge
Please find details attached regarding the next Three Peaks Challenge. The booking deadline is Friday 5 April 2019.
Join the great British Spring Clean - Sundridge Village - 2pm Saturday 6 April 2019
Help to get Sundridge ready for the summer! All volunteers to meet at the White Horse Pub, Sundridge where there will be a BBQ beforehand and during the afternoon games for children with prizes.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to visit the website which contains more information.
Please find our lunch menu for next week attached.