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11th November 2020

Please click below for this week's news.

Whole School News

Health Declaration

Please complete the attached Health Declaration Form for the week commencing Monday 16 November by Sunday 15 November.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Supporting Resilience

Kent Resilience Hub has created a resource that helps young people, parents/carers and practitioners to understand emotional wellbeing and resilience.

Presented by HeadStart Kent and Draw Your Own Solution, these short videos are a must watch for any parent in Kent to learn about how to support their child to be resilient and how to be a resilient parent themselves.

Each video covers a topic on how to build resilience.  Click the links below to view a specific video, or click on the website here to view them all and read more about the Kent Resilience support hub. 

Anti-Bullying Week 2020 Monday 16 November - Friday 20 November "United Against Bullying"

Every November schools throughout the United Kingdom take part in Anti-Bullying Week.  This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on bullying and consider the steps we can take together to stop it.  At Radnor House we will be holding anti-bullying assemblies and following up with activities in class.

As a parent or carer, you are a vital piece of the puzzle in tackling bullying.  You have a unique role to play in guiding and supporting your child through their school years and there are lots of positive steps you can take to help keep your child safe from bullying and harm.  One of the steps is knowing when to ask for support.  Radnor House Sevenoaks has an anti-bullying policy that can be found on our website here.

To support anti-bullying week, the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Kidscape have also put together a parent toolkit designed to give you information about bullying, tips about what to do if you’re worried about bullying and the tools to help you talk to your children about bullying, please click here to visit the site.

Odd Socks Day?

Odd Socks Day is part of Anti-Bullying Week!  To celebrate that we are all unique, we ask that all pupils and staff wear odd socks to school on Monday 16 November.  The day sends an important message that we should all be allowed to be ourselves free from bullying and helps us celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way.  If families wish to support the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance by making a financial contribution, please follow the link here.  There are a number of different ways that donations can be made, including via an online Virgin Money Giving site.  Every penny goes to the Anti-Bullying Alliance to help continue all their work.  Click here to read the Odd Socks Day flyer. 

Clothes Collection for Uganda

Year 12 are putting together a clothes collection for Uganda.  It would be much appreciated for any old clothes and/or shoes to be donated for those in need.  There will be a box under the bus stop in the parent car park from 8.00am-8.20am and 4.00pm-4.20pm on Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Please could you place any items to be donated in a plastic bag, labelled with the name and year of your child.  Any further donations for the shipping cost would also be welcome.

Horncastles

Please see the attached notice from Horncastles who have had to close the shop as they are classed non-essential shop.

Lunch Menu

Please see attached our lunch menu for next week.

Year 12 News

Sixth Form Parent Consultations – Week of November 17th

With our necessary move to online consultations, and understanding the challenge this involves for both parents and teachers sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods of time, we have made the decision to spread the consultations across four days (Tuesday 17 November – Friday 20 November).

With this change, comes a change of platform on which to book your times with the teachers. It can be found at this link.

For this event, we are using MS Bookings, which comes with many benefits, such as automatically creating events in a calendar linked with your email address, and sending you individual links for each meeting via email which, when clicked, will automatically place you in a waiting room on MS Teams with the appropriate teacher. You will not need to connect via you child’s account. It also allows us to create specific schedules of availability for each individual teacher across the four days (something not possible with the previous platform).

Unfortunately, while almost perfect, this system does require you to do the following when booking:

  • Fill in your name,  and email for each booking (i.e. with each teacher), although it should autofill after the first one
  • Keep an eye on the times at which you are booking – while it will let you know if a teacher is booked at that time, it won’t tell you if you yourself have a clash

Of course, if you do have any questions, please do contact our IT Dept - IT@radnor-sevenoaks.org

Virtual Carol Service

As we are unable to meet in the traditional way for our carol service this year we are planning to prepare a virtual carol service that you can enjoy at home.  Most of the recording will take place in small groups at school, (subject to strict social distancing and adherence of the guidelines), but we would like to include one whole school carol in a video collage.

All students in years 7-13 will find instructions and guide tracks for how to practice and record their contribution to O Come All Ye Faithful in the Whole School Team, Carol Service 2020 channel.  Pupils may need some technical support, and we are very grateful to all parents who are able to help with this.  Deadline for submissions is Monday 23 November 2020.

Year 13 News

Sixth Form Parent Consultations – Week of November 17th

With our necessary move to online consultations, and understanding the challenge this involves for both parents and teachers sitting in front of a computer screen for long periods of time, we have made the decision to spread the consultations across four days (Tuesday 17 November – Friday 20 November).

With this change, comes a change of platform on which to book your times with the teachers. It can be found at this link.

For this event, we are using MS Bookings, which comes with many benefits, such as automatically creating events in a calendar linked with your email address, and sending you individual links for each meeting via email which, when clicked, will automatically place you in a waiting room on MS Teams with the appropriate teacher. You will not need to connect via you child’s account. It also allows us to create specific schedules of availability for each individual teacher across the four days (something not possible with the previous platform).

Unfortunately, while almost perfect, this system does require you to do the following when booking:

  • Fill in your name,  and email for each booking (i.e. with each teacher), although it should autofill after the first one
  • Keep an eye on the times at which you are booking – while it will let you know if a teacher is booked at that time, it won’t tell you if you yourself have a clash

Of course, if you do have any questions, please do contact our IT Dept - IT@radnor-sevenoaks.org

Virtual Carol Service

As we are unable to meet in the traditional way for our carol service this year we are planning to prepare a virtual carol service that you can enjoy at home.  Most of the recording will take place in small groups at school, (subject to strict social distancing and adherence of the guidelines), but we would like to include one whole school carol in a video collage.

All students in years 7-13 will find instructions and guide tracks for how to practice and record their contribution to O Come All Ye Faithful in the Whole School Team, Carol Service 2020 channel.  Pupils may need some technical support, and we are very grateful to all parents who are able to help with this.  Deadline for submissions is Monday 23 November 2020.

Parents' Association - FoRH7

Contact us at friends@radnor-sevenoaks.org
 

THE SERIOUS STUFF  

2020/21 RH7 Charities 

Please do vote, here, on the RH7 Community Choice charity to complete our roster of school charities for this year.  We aim to announce the charity with the most votes in next week’s bulletin.

THE FUN STUFF 

Xmas Panto Quiz - Saturday 28 November @ 6pm  

With so little in our diaries right now it's good to have a fun event to look forward to.  Sevenoaks panto star Silly Billy will be adding a special Xmas sparkle to the Zoom event which will be free to join, (up to 100 Zoomers), and prizes to be won.  Donations to our Xmas School Charities Appeal will be welcome.   More details to follow.

THE NO SWEAT STUFF 

Looking for Xmas present ideas or a way of capturing the special moments of 2020 in a photobook? Up until Christmas we are linking up with local company Pocket Memories who are donating £1 per book purchased to FoRH7.  Great for gifts & stocking fillers the books are excellent quality and start from as little as £3.99.  Please give it a try here.

Easyfundraising  

Julie E please contact us to claim your bottle of Squerryes 2016 Brut sparkling wine from the October Challenge, or LIz might have to drink it!   

Meanwhile, Easyfundraising have launched their 'Highstreet Gives Back' promotion where we could WIN £100 every day for Friends of RH7.  If you have already signed up to EF, to enter you will simply need to click through to any retailer on the competition page. 

If you still haven't signed up why don't you do it today in time for Xmas shopping by clicking here.

Amazon Smile 

Don't forget that we are also now registered to receive donations, (0.5% of the net purchase price), from eligible purchases as you shop via Amazon UK.  It's easy to start donating by clicking here, and selecting Friends of Radnor House Sevenoaks as your chosen beneficiary.   

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