17th May 2019
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Parental Survey - Please Complete
Over the next fortnight, we will be gathering feedback from pupils, parents and staff using Kirkland Rowell Surveys, an experienced schools survey expert. The responses we collate are used to plan the ongoing development of the school and are, as such, highly valued and we would be extremely grateful to hear your views. To complete the survey, please follow this link and enter the password RHSS963108 using copy and paste. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and the information you provide will be very useful to the continued improvement of the school.
Year 7 and 8 Gala Performance 'A Night at the Theatre' - Action Required
Please see attached letter from Mr Packer regarding this fantastic evening. We very much hope you will be able to join us and sit back and enjoy this glitzy and glamorous performance.
Parents from Prep and Senior are cordially invited to the RH7 Lower School Gala Performance, 'A Night at the Theatre', which is occurring on Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May in the Senior School Hall from 7.00pm-8.45pm.
This is an excellent opportunity for students in Years 7 and 8 to showcase their excellent musical and acting talent. As the Year 7 Choir, Senior Choir, Concert Band and Drama Club are performing at this event, pupils involved in these clubs are expected to attend the performances on both evenings.
Parents who are unable to attend both performances should be aware that pick-up for those pupils in Concert Band is around 7.50pm. Those pupils involved in the other clubs have a pick-up time of around 8.45pm.
Year 7 Choir
Reminder - all year 7s are involved in the production next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please support them as they learn their words, attached. They will also need to know them for the Year 7 concert on Tuesday 18 June and of course when we sing at Disney.
Lower School Exams - Years 7 & 8
The Year 7 and Year 8 exams will take place commencing Thursday 6 June. Please find the Year 7 timetable here and the Year 8 timetable here, along with the school internal exam procedures found on the school website in the Examinations Section.
School exams are an important preparation for the final external exams and we encourage pupils to prepare fully and seriously for them. We would be grateful for full parental support in this. Please ensure that you have read and fully understood the exam procedures information.
We wish Year 7 and 8 all the best in these exams.
Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh Training Evenings
Please see attached letter from Mr Kemp regarding the upcoming DofE training evenings.
Year 10 - '10 to Sixth' Day
As part of our Careers programme and support for each student we will be holding a '10 to Sixth' Day for the Year 10 students to encourage them to be looking forward to their Sixth Form subject options. Sixth Form will be a wonderfully exciting time in their lives; they will learn a great deal and start on a path that will determine the person they become. As part of that they will have the opportunity to try various Sixth Form subjects on the day to help them consider their future course choices. Some of these will be new courses, e.g. Psychology, Politics, Economics and Philosophy & Ethics, whilst others will be subjects that they do already, but that change significantly at A level. With the Careers work they are doing in PSHEE sessions and further careers support they will be receiving, I hope, they will be excited about these opportunities and specifically the chance to experience life in the Sixth Form and to grab the opportunity to see what is possible. Further details will follow in next week's Bulletin.
Oracy Day and Festival - Tuesday 18 June and Wednesday 19 June
We will be holding our second annual Oracy Day on Tuesday 18 June. All pupils in the Senior School will take part in various activities throughout the day devoted to oracy.
On the evening of Wednesday 19 June, selected pupils will show off their oracy skills at our Oracy Festival in front of parents and pupils. Please do save the date!
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.
Parent Fitness Classes
We are pleased to announce that parent fitness classes will be running every Monday morning, beginning Monday 13 May at the time of 8.15am-9.00am. Each class costs £4, paid in bulk for the term which would total £28. Please enrol for the classes by paying the £28 to paypal.me/progressfitness . If you have any further questions please email Ricky at email@example.com or via his mobile 07912 532029. For more information you can visit Ricky's website www.theprogresscoach.online
Radnor House Charity Triathlon - Saturday 14 September 2019
This September, Radnor House Sevenoaks will host its inaugural Charity Triathlon. It is an all age, all ability event with no experience necessary or expected.
We hope that all pupils will enter the event and that family members will come along to support and take part. All pupils will receive house points and adults will have points given to their chosen house. A cup will be awarded to the house who have the most points after the event.
The entrance fee for pupils is £10 which will go towards the running costs for the day. In addition there is an expectation for pupils to raise a minimum of £15 sponsorship money which will go towards their house charity. Sponsorship forms will be available from the Senior and Prep Offices. The adult entrance fee is £30 with no sponsorship required, however any donations to the charities will be very welcome.
The event is designed to be accessible to all, appropriately challenging and competitive for those who wish to make it so. Junior distances range from 10-100m swim, 200m-2.2km cycle (grass) and 100m-1.2km run. The adult race comprises a 150m swim, 8km cycle (road) and 2 km run.
All triathlon finishers will receive a medal and there will be prizes for the top competitors in each distance and age category. Click here for online entry. Please direct any questions to Ed Kemp: firstname.lastname@example.org
RadnorFest - Saturday 29 June 11am to 5pm
Come along to our Summer Festival at Radnor House Sevenoaks. Don't miss the family event of the summer, with BBQ, live music and (hopefully) sunshine. Email email@example.com for more information. Please click here to book tickets.
RadnorFest - Raffle Tickets
Over the next few days, your child/ren will return from school with raffle tickets for you to purchase. These are in books of 5 and are £1 per ticket or £5 per book. Please, could we request that you return the raffle tickets with your payment in the envelope provided (ensuring you keep the bigger part of the ticket) to the box which is outside the Prep School Office and marked 'RADNOR FEST RAFFLE TICKETS'. Please could we further request that if you do not wish to purchase all (or indeed any) of the raffle tickets that you return these in the envelope to the box also. The deadline for returning the tickets is Wednesday 27 June. Many thanks for your support.
Summer Touch Typing Courses
If you struggle to get along to the two school TTRS Typing sessions then you may want to learn during the summer holidays. Short, intensive courses are available to learn this most useful life skill.
If you would like to know more, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look at the attached flier and booking form.
This is a great way to learn!
Baseball Caps and Water Bottles
With warmer weather forecast, we strongly advise all the children have water on them to keep hydrated. The younger children should also wear a cap when playing outside.
Both the caps and Radnor House Sevenoaks water bottles are for sale in the cafe. Prep reception are selling the water bottles too. They are sturdy, 750ml plastic bottles with either a red or black flip-top lid for ease of use and cleaning, priced at just £7. Baseball caps come in 2 sizes, priced at £5.50
Pets on the school grounds
Please be reminded that pets and animals (except for guide dogs) are strictly forbidden inside the premises during term time. Dogs, for example, must remain with their owners outside the immediate school grounds at all times and under full control by means of a suitable lead or restraint.
Please see our lunch menu attached.