28th June 2019
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It looks like the sun is due to shine for us on Saturday for Radnor Fest and we very much hope that you will be able to join us. Tickets for entry are still available to purchase online but you will be able to pay for entry on the day.
There will be limited Water Zorb slots available on the day but many of the slots have already been sold online and these pre booked slots will take priority on the day.
If you still have raffle tickets that you would like to purchase, please hand these over at the gate on Saturday where they will be greatly received. Further tickets will be available to buy on the day and we have some fantastic prizes (1st Prize £250, 2nd Prize £100 and 3rd Prize £50).
We very much want you to enjoy the sunshine, the music and the food available so do please bring a chair or a picnic blanket so that you are able to fully relax.
Sports Day - Monday 1 July
All pupils are to come to school in Sports Kit, wearing their house tops, on Monday 1 July for Sports Day.
Senior School Sports Day 1 July 2019
Please see the attached letter for details of Sports Day.
MS Surface Return - Year 7
We will be collecting the pupils' MS Surfaces on Wednesday 3 July at the end of Period 4. Pupils will need to hand in their:
- MS Surface
This will allow the IT Team to complete routine maintenance on the Surfaces over the summer break in order to ensure that they are ready for the start of the new year.
Charity Dress-Up - Friday 5 July
As was mentioned in the recent text, Newton House has announced that the theme for dressing up on Friday 5 July will be "Come dressed as what you want to be when you grow up - or your dream job" Thanks for your support with this.
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.
Year 7 Spanish Cookery
All year 7 and 8 Spanish pupils will have the opportunity of making a tortilla next week in their lessons. Please see attached recipe and list of equipment. Please also bring an apron. The time slot for each group is as follows:
Year 7: Sra Winchester Thursday period 1, Sra Horton Tuesday period 2, Sra Pettitt Wednesday period 3.
year 8: Sra Winchester Tuesday period 1, Sra Horton Tuesday period 5, Sra Pettitt Thursday period 5.
Co-Curricular Clubs & Activities, Expeditions & Wrap Care
Please find attached our exciting list of Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities for the Autumn Term 2019, together with an explanation of each attached. You will note that each club has been placed in a category on the list of activities. Please take note of your favoured clubs' categories as this is how they will appear on SOCS Co-Curricular, rather than being categorised by the 'time of day.' This should help those looking up their clubs, but you will need to familiarise yourself with the new categories first.
SOCS Co-curricular will open on Tuesday 2 July at 6pm for pupils and parents to sign up to Clubs, Activities, Expeditions, Wrap Care and the Late Shuttle Bus. Please note, this is a slight change from what was advertised in last week's Bulletin. The sign-up window will close once again at 6pm on Sunday 7th July.
For any paid clubs, there will be no auto-enrolment from one academic year to the next, so it is vital that you sign up for your club for the new academic year. In order to login to SOCS Co-Curricular, please follow this link
The login page asks you for the name of the school. Make sure you click on Radnor House Sevenoaks (not Twickenham).
Your username is your child's school email address: eg. email@example.com
Your generic password is set as: rhsclubs
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.
With the influx of new staff for the Autumn, there may be additional clubs created in September. Please also understand that, although unlikely, certain lunchtime clubs may change time or day if there is an alteration to a staff member's timetable. The timing of an afterschool club will very rarely change.
If you have any queries re the Co-Curricular Clubs and Activities, please email Mr T. Green, Assistant Head i/c Co-Curricular at email@example.com For queries over WRAP care, please email the Radnor Admin team.
Please find attached a letter about Results Day from Mrs Anthony, Exams Officer.
Induction Days - Current Year 11
Please find attached a letter from Mr David Leddington regarding the current Year 11 Induction Days on Tuesday 2 July and Wednesday 3 July.
Sixth Form Open Evening
On Tuesday 15 October I am pleased to invite our current Year 10 parents and students to our Sixth Form Open Evening. The evening will start at 6.30pm and finish at 8.30pm. There will be time to talk to subject teachers about the A level courses that we run. At 7pm I will give a speech providing an overview of the sixth form, our courses, the support we provide and further enrichment opportunities. I look forward to seeing you there. Mr D Leddington/Head of Sixth Form
Year 9 Churchill Theatre Trip
Please see attached letter from Mrs Morgan regarding a trip to Churchill Theatre to see 'An Inspector Calls' on Tuesday 10 September 2019 - Action Required by 3 July.
Year 10 Churchill Theatre Trip
Please see attached letter from Mrs Morgan regarding a trip to Churchill Theatre to see 'An Inspector Calls' on Thursday 12 September - Action Required by 3 July.
Blacklands Farm Trip
Please see attached letter from Mr Leddington.
Radnor House Sevenoaks- Andorra Ski Trip 2020
Following the success of this year's ski trip, Radnor House Sevenoaks is delighted to announce that we will be returning to Andorra for Easter of 2020. We will be flying to Grandvalira, Andorra, one of the largest ski resorts in the Pyrenees, reaching an altitude of 2640m. There are over 210km of skiing across 6 interlinked areas served by 64 lifts. Over 1000 snow cannons guarantee snow for the majority of the resort. Great facilities for you school ski group beginners and intermediates, and dedicated nursery slopes throughout the area.
The trip dates are Sunday 29 March to Saturday 4 April, 2020. The trip is open to Years 7-10 and the Lower Sixth, with a maximum of 60 places available, depending on popularity. There will be 5 days of skiing, with 4 hours of lessons per day and the total cost is approximately £1,100 which will include an RH7 Ski Hoodie and all additional activities, as well as accommodation, flights coach transfers, ski lessons and equipment hire, food etc. We will be staying in the Hotel Camelot, located in Pas de la Casa and just 25 metres from the slopes.
On Thursday 4 July by the parent car park (weather permitting) we will be laying out all of the lost property we can find and leaving all items on tables for you to peruse at pick up (3.30pm for Prep and 4pm for Senior). All unnamed items not collected on Thursday will be sent to the Second Hand Clothes Shop.
Learning Support - Date for the Diary
There will be a Learning Support Department coffee morning on Wednesday 18 September at 8.40am. This will be a good opportunity to meet the old and new members of the team. Mrs Zena Sargent is joining us as a Dyslexia Specialist Tutor in the Autumn. Have a good summer.
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!
Supporting your Child over the Summer
West Kent Dyslexia Association are hosting a workshop 'Supporting your child over the summer', on Wednesday 10 July at 7.15pm in the Lowry Room, Tonbridge School. This will be preceded by a very short AGM. Full details to follow by the end of term.
School Entrance Driveway
Unfortunately, there still seems to be some confusion regarding the driveway coming into school towards the car park. Please be advised that this is a two way road, it would be appreciated if parents/carers could stay on the left hand side to enable the minibuses and other traffic to exit. New lines are being installed over the summer break which should hopefully make it clearer. Thank you for your cooperation.
Radnor House Charity Triathlon - Saturday 14 September 2019
We invite you to join our inaugural Radnor House Sevenoaks Charity Triathlon this September. This event is open to both parents and pupils and is non-competitive – the idea is that everyone has a fantastic day and finishes the course so please don’t be put off by the idea of a ‘race’. There are five race categories to suit all ages and abilities. All participants from the age of 4 are welcome to join. The Steel race has been specifically designed with our younger pupils in mind; with distances starting at 10m swim, 200m cycle and 100m run. Plenty of staff will be available to support your children on the day and younger participants can use stabilisers and flotation aids. Please see the attached letter for more information, and to register your place follow this link. Paper registration forms are also available from the Prep Office.
"Make a Difference Day"
Our annual "Make a Difference Day" will take place this year on Wednesday 2 October. Further information will be provided in next week's Bulletin.
FoRH7 ‘Back to School’ Charity Dinner
On Friday 4 October, FoRH7 will be hosting a ‘Back to School’ Charity Dinner at Westerham Golf Club. This will be a great chance to get together with friends after the long summer break and an opportunity for new parents to meet one another. The cost per person will be £50 which will include a welcome drink, three-course meal and entertainment. We have 20 tables on offer and each seats 10 people. Ticket sales will open on Friday 5 July and can be bought individually or as a table of 10. Please see next week’s bulletin for the link to book tickets.
Please see attached the lunch menu for next week.