3rd March 2021
Whole School News
Health Declaration Form
Please complete the health declaration form here for the week beginning Monday 8 March.
Wrap Care and Breakfast Club
We can offer early morning and after school wrap around care to our key worker parents and those parents who are required to return to their place of work and are unable to do so without it. This does not apply to those families who continue to work from home.
We are unable to accommodate ad-hoc attendance to our wraparound provision and therefore you will be booked in and charged for 5 mornings, 5 afternoons or both per week as follows:
7.30 am - 8.20 am (£5) – Breakfast Club - This will include a light breakfast. Please drop your child at the Prep Arch at 7.30am
4.00 pm - 5.30 pm (£10) - This will include a light tea. Please collect your child from the wrap care room based in the prep school.
If you would like to book for Breakfast Club or Wrap Care, please email Louise Lay – email@example.com
Sport in the Senior School from Monday 8 March – Message from Mr Butt
I hope you are as excited as the Sports Department are to get back into school and to be able to start playing sports again. Please see below an outline of the sporting programmes for the remainder of the Spring Term. Please can ensure your child brings in the correct equipment for each day.
Pupils will be following a three-week block on the Spring Terms focus sport. Pupils had pre-season for football and hockey in the Autumn Term.
- Year 7/8 – Wednesday and Friday afternoons:
- Girls – Football
- Bys – Hockey
- Year 9 – Thursday afternoons:
- Girls – Football
- Bys - Hockey
- Year 9/10 – Monday afternoons:
- Girls – Football
- Bys - Hockey
- Year 10/11/12/13 – Tuesday afternoon:
- Girls – Netball
- Bys – Hockey
Year 7 and 8 PE and Swimming lessons
There will be no swimming until the Summer Term with all pupils taking part in a range of active fun games to integrate them back into school and get active after this lockdown period. Most of these sessions will be outside so please ensure pupils have appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.
- Pre-season cricket (starts Monday 8 March). With last summer (cricket season) and this term being remote (cricket pre-season), we are going to focus on cricket pre-season sessions for the remaining three weeks of term. These sessions are important to get the basics in place ahead of next term where we hope but cannot guarantee that we can return to playing fixtures. Sessions will take place as below:
- Monday – 16:00-17:15 – Year 7
- Tuesday – 16:00-17:15 – Year 8
- Wednesday – 16:00-17:15 – Year 9
- Wednesday – 16:00-17:15 – year 10/11/12/13. Mix f cricket, rounders, ultimate frisbee etc.
The pool is currently undergoing extensive maintenance and we are hopeful that Swim Squad training will resume from the 15 March following the same structure as last term.
- Week A
- Thursday – 16:00-17:15 – year 7
- Friday – 16:00 – 17:15 – year 8
- Week B
- Thursday – 16:00 – 17:15 - year 10
- Friday -16:00-17:15 – year 9
Mr Green will be releasing the sign up via SOCS for these clubs on Thursday 4 March.
All pupils should attend school in their sports clothes if they have sport during the day (no changing apart from for swimming lessons/swim squad). Below I outline the equipment required for each sport for this term:
- Hockey – Astroturf trainers or trainers, shin pads, gum shield and a hockey stick. The school does have hockey sticks pupils can borrow which will be cleaned after each use but for skill development and with COVID in mind, it would be beneficial for pupils to have their own stick if possible.
- Football – football boots and shin pads
- Cricket – no equipment is required, but please do bring in your own cricket equipment if you have them, especially if you already play hardball cricket. This will be better for skill development and reduce cleaning of equipment. Cricket sessions will take place on the Astroturf and in the sports hall this term.
If you need to get some new hockey or cricket equipment, please see below the two buying guides which include discount codes.
If you have any queries whatsoever please contact Mr Butt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities- Spring/ Summer Return
With the return to school for all pupils from Monday 8 March, there is the immediate return of after school sports activities as well as certain aspects of the music co-curricular. You will have seen more detailed information about this from Director of Sport, Mr Butt and Head of Music, Dr. Isom. The music and the after school sports will be added to SOCS Co-Curricular, and pupils/ parents will be able to sign up for these activities from 6pm on Thursday 4 March.
Other lunchtime and after-school co-curricular will be reintroduced in due course, with communications made to parents about any further expansion.
SOCS Co-Curricular Sign-Up Process
A reminder of the process in order to login to SOCS Co-Curricular:
Please follow this link: https://www.socscms.com/login
Click on Radnor House Sevenoaks (not Twickenham). Your username is your son/ daughters school email address: eg. email@example.com
Your generic password will be sent out separately.
Once you have logged in, I would advise that you alter your password, via 'Settings' and write it down to remember it.
It is also important to note that if a club is listed as FULL for the term, you should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be placed on the waiting list. Your child will be given a place for the following term. It is also worth noting that if a club is very under-subscribed, it may not run. In the event of this occurring, the pupils and parents will be informed.
If you have any queries about the Co-Curricular clubs, please email Mr T. Green, Assistant Head Co-Curricular at email@example.com
Medical Room Update
Please see the attached letter from Ruth Colling our new School Nurse. The letter contains important medical procedure updates, so please read.
Is Fashion Your Passion? Do You Dream Design? Is Your Talent in Textiles? Yes, then we want to hear from you.
Young Fashion Designer Competition UK is an exciting opportunity for talented students with a flair in textiles, design, and fashion to demonstrate their skills and showcase their work. We are looking for future stylists, fashion designers, bloggers, and seamstresses to showcase their work and gain rewards for their talents.
In its 11th year and accredited by The Textile Institute and Design & Technology Association, the competition is open to students in Years 7 to 13 nationwide. It’s a chance to highlight their excellence and innovative design skills and gives amazing opportunities that have helped previous winners across the UK shape their careers.
The competition is now open for submissions from all schools and individuals in the South catchment area. Students studying fashion and textiles at Senior and Secondary Schools based in the South of England (Oxford and below) are now invited to enter this exciting competition and entries are open until Friday 28 May 2021.
To enter and for more information please visit http://youngfashiondesigneruk.com/register-online-359/
WORLD BOOK DAY 2021- Thursday 4 March
To celebrate WBD, we will have various celebrations going on from Monday 1 – Thursday 4 March:
House Competition Design a Book Cover click here for more details.
Virtual Author Event
We very much hope that Year 7 & 8pupils enjoyed their virtual visit from author Adam Baron today. We have teamed up with Sevenoaks Bookshop, so if you would like to purchase books by the author, then please visit Bookshop. Adam Baron has kindly sent us a limited number of signed book plates which can easily be inserted into the books. If you would like one of these, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and form. This will be on a first come, first served basis.
Whole School Read
On Thursday 4 March, the whole senior school will be off timetable period 5 (12.20pm– 1.10pm) to read. Please do encourage your child/children to be reading during this time. Even better, why not join them? We will be asking all of the school community to record their reading during this time to give us a snapshot of reading at RH7.
World Book Day £1 Book Token
This year, WBD tokens are digital. Follow this link WBD £1 TOKEN SECONDARY SCHOOL for details on how to use your voucher.
Tokens can be used to purchase one of the exclusive WBD £1 BOOKS or towards another book at participating retailers. You can also purchase World Book Day books for £1 at Amazon.
Thank you to those pupils who have taken part in the Age-athon House Challenge. The pupils have heard about in their House Assembly, details were also in the Wednesday 20 January Bulletin. It’s not too late to join in! The idea is to try and do something with your age and raise a little sponsorship for your House Charity. Perhaps something exercise related, or some chores .. empty the dishwasher or even just making the bed ‘x’ amount of times!
So far Newton has 15 supporters, Churchill has 5 supporters, Nightingale has 19 supporters and Pankhurst has 8 supporters. Our charities are very grateful for the children’s involvement you can see the progress made here and make a donation by clicking on this link https://www.radnor-sevenoaks.org/friends/donate-to-our-charities-here
Let us know what you get up to! email@example.com’
Red Nose Day Friday 19 March
As mentioned in last week’s Bulletin we will be participating in Red Nose Day on Friday 19 March. Due to the restrictions still in place around the school, this year we would invite all pupils to attend school wearing any Red Nose Day merchandise (i.e. T-shirt/red nose/teeny boppers etc) all of which are available online or in most supermarkets.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
If you require any items of second-hand uniform, please email Nicky Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the items and size of items you require and she will get back to you with details of what items are available.
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EASYFUNDRAISING & 'HINT HINT' FOR MOTHERS DAY
Are you or someone you know thinking of buying flowers for Mothers Day Sunday 14 March? Bloom and Wild will give a 7.5% donation through Easyfundraising to new customers, and there are hundreds of other retailers taking part in this great scheme. Over £343.05 has now been raised via Easyfundraising via 46 supporters ( although only half of you have used Easyfundraising after you signed up.. so please give it a try!) You can join here
Amazon Smile is also catching on amongst our lovely Radnor Community and we have received our first payment of £36.76! Thank you.
You can join here https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1173266-0 please choose Friends of Radnor House Sevenoaks