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20th September 2019

An invitation to all Year 5 and Year 6 parents to a private viewing of the Senior School on Friday 22 November 2019

George Penlington (Head of the Senior School) would like to invite all Year 5 and Year 6 parents to a private Open Morning in the Senior School on Friday 22nd November 2019 at 9am.  David Paton will be delivering his Open Morning talk to all our Year 5 and Year 6 parents and you will also hear from some of our new Year 7 pupils.  Coffees will be served from 8.30am in the cafe and the talk will start at 9am

After the presentation, you will be taken on a tour of the Senior School. This will be an opportunity for you to gain more insight into the Senior School in order to ensure the transition for your child is as smooth as possible. This open morning will be specifically targeted at parents as we will be organising a separate event and tour for all the pupils as well as the Year 6 Senior School experience day which takes place on Tuesday 12 November.

As a reminder, all Radnor House Sevenoaks pupils have a guaranteed place into Year 7.  All pupils in Year 6 will be taking the Year 7 entrance test on Tuesday 5 November 2019 and will also have an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  This is purely for allocating The Radnor House Academic Scholarships and also for setting purposes when they move to year 7.

If you would like to attend this private Open Morning please RSVP by clicking this link

Make a Difference Day - Wednesday 2 October

Please see the  attached letter along with the attached brochure, which details all of the Make A Difference Day sites, and then make your top 3 choices, (where relevant), via this Microsoft Form link, which will open at 6pm on Friday 20 September and close at 6pm on Monday 23 September.  Where pupils have a choice we will endeavour to place them in their preferred options, but we are limited to the number of pupils each site has requested, so please also consider the 2nd and 3rd choices carefully.

Parent Seminar Presentations (Reception to Year 6)

Please take time to read through the specific class/year group information shared with parents on Friday 6 September at our Parent Seminar. 

Year 1 Presentation

Year 2 Presentation

Year 3 Presentation

Year 4 Presentation

Year 5 Presentation via this link  

Year 6 Presentation via this link

Parental Control: Monitoring Pupil devices at home

There are now a number of apps and software providers that can help parents take back control and guide their child's internet use.

Many of the apps provide additional options to basic web filtering, most enable parents to set time limits on browsing, remotely lock devices and receive alerts for when a child types/searches for sensitive/inappropriate content.  Apps that we are aware of:

Family Link app - works on Android devices: click here

Qustodio - works on Apple and Android devices: click here

Our Pact - works on Apple and Android devices: click here

Useful articles on the subject:  Techradar, Pcmag.com, Safer Internet

Music Department News

Please note that there are no singing lessons timetabled next week.

We have our first musical soirée of the year after school on Wednesday 9 October.  Pupils are encouraged to come and try out a piece that they have been working on in front of parents and friends.  Please contact Mrs Fishwick at music@radnor.- sevenoaks.org with the title and composer of your piece by Friday 4 October.

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.

Please check the timetables and if you do not see your child's name please let us know at music@radnor-sevenoaks.org.  

Roald Dahl Day

Thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite Roald Dahl Book during Roald Dahl day.  Over 160 votes were cast across the whole school.  Radnor House Sevenoaks’ favourite Roald Dahl Book is: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Matilda was 2nd and The Twits came in 3rd

Kay Lambert, Director of Reading and Literature.

West Kent Dyslexia Event - Wednesday 2 October  

Please see the attached flyer for an upcoming event hosted by West Kent Dyslexia Association.  It looks like a very interesting evening which focuses on what it is like to have Dyslexia.

Fireworks - Friday 8 November

Gates will open at 6.30pm, all are welcome and tickets can be purchased online through the Friends upcoming events page, by cash/card in the car park (days and dates to be confirmed) or by email: friends@radnor-sevenoaks.org.  Please bring your proof of purchase with you on the night.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for a family (2 adults / 2 children)

BBQ, beverages and merchandise will be available on the night for purchase, and we are pleased to say we can now accept both card and cash payments.

We look forward to seeing you all then!

Lunch Menu

Please see attached our lunch menu for next week.

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