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28th February 2020

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Whole School News

Parenting in the Digital Age - Online Safety Seminar

Thank you to everyone who attended the seminar on Monday evening.

Please click here to view the Powerpoint slides from the seminar along with electronic copies of the Digital Parenting and Childnet handouts.

World Book Day - Thursday 5 March

We will be celebrating books all week with:

Tuesday 3 March:  Author Rob Lloyd Jones click here for more details, speaking to Years 3-9, books available to buy for cash/cheque on the day and after school. 

Thursday 5 March:  Prep School "Dress Up as a Book Character" with a parade in the courtyard at morning drop off.

Friday 6 March:  Whole School Book Fair, click here for more details, in the Senior Hall on Friday 6 March, pupils can bring cash on the day - open to parents from 3.30pm. 

There will also be whole school competitions, including our Book Door Competition, a Photograph Competition with the theme "Share a Story", click here for more information, quizzes and activities taking place all week in both Prep and Senior Libraries.  Pupils will each receive a World Book Day token on Thursday which they can exchange for a book at participating bookshops. 

Message from Mrs Hancock

I recently attended an event organised by Sensational which was excellent.  I have had notice of another event locally which may be of interest. 

Dyslexia: The Signs, The Symptoms, The Strategies. 

Presented by Tory Sparks from the internationally renowned Helen Arkell Centre.

For more information about the evening and tickets please click here.

Radnor Swim Team

The Radnor Swimming Team Summer Term programme will run from Monday 20 April and will finish on Friday 3 July (there will be no swimming during half term week 25-29 May).

In conjunction with Swim England we follow the Stages 1-7 badge pathway and Speed Swimming Badges (details of which can be found on the noticeboard in the entrance to the Sports Hall).   We already have over 40 swimmers learning and training with us which is a testament to our experienced teachers.

The lesson days and times as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 16:00-18:00

Lessons are 30 minutes for learners with more experienced swimmers having 40-45 minutes to allow time to cover diving, tumble turns and more advantaged techniques.  

Wednesday 20:00-21:00

Adults training for fitness, triathlons and masters.   

If you would like to join in our swimming lessons please contact radnorswimming@radnor-sevenoaks.org

Lunch Menu

Please see attached the lunch menu for next week.

Year 12 News

PSHEE Drop Down Day - Monday 2 March

This coming Monday, all senior students will be off normal timetable and participating in several workshops that complement the usual weekly learning in PSHEE lessons.  The theme for the day is Well Being.

Workshops include; Practical Basic First Aid, Self Esteem, Sex & Relationships Education and Mental Health, all facilitated by external providers.  Students will also experience aspects of Well Being delivered by expert teachers within our school staff.

This will be a very valuable and interesting day, full of opportunities for our Senior School students to become equipped in essential life skills.

In addition to the sessions for the pupils, we would like to invite parents to join the staff in attending a session on Mental Fitness. This talk, delivered by an outside speaker, will cover:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

  • Positive ways to encourage young people, to ensure they achieve their potential

This session will take place in the Senior School Hall at 4:10pm and should last around an hour.

If you wish to attend, please complete the following form.

Careers Networking Evening - Thursday 5 March

We are delighted to let you know that as part of our Careers Programme we will be holding our annual Careers & Networking Evening for all Year 10, 11 and 12 pupils on the evening of Thursday 5 March. This is a great opportunity for pupils at this stage of their lives to consider possible future careers and be increasingly aware of possible opportunities and pathways. We have invited over 20 professionals who have come from a variety of careers to talk to the pupils about their experiences and provide advice and guidance for the future. In some cases, this maybe specific to particular fields but for many this may also be general advice about 'next steps' and future possibilities.

This evening is designed to support the pupils' consideration of careers in their PSHEE sessions, the use of 'Fast Tomato' in Year 9, 'My Future Choice' questionnaires & interviews in Year 10 & 11, and the use of UCAS and Unifrog in the Sixth Form to help them focus their possible career choices. Furthermore, pupils also get work experience at the end of both Year 11 and Year 12 and pupils may get a work experience placement from this evening!

We expect all pupils to attend this useful and important evening - so please contact the school if your son/daughter is unable to attend.

Thank you to all the parents who have already volunteered to come and support our Careers & Network Evening on Thursday 5 March. However, we still need more! 

If you are available and willing to give two hours of your time to help give some advice and guidance to our pupils & help them develop a sense of the 'world of work' please contact Emma Hanrott at ehanrott@radnor-sevenoaks.org.

Our Year 11s and Year 12s are also going to be enjoying a week of work experience on the week beginning Monday 22 June. If you or your business are willing to offer a work experience placement for that week could you also let Emma Hanrott know and she will pass it on to our Head of Careers, Mrs Read.

Many thanks, David Leddington (Head of Sixth Form) & Patricia Read (Head of Careers)

Science Week – Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March

To celebrate British Science week, there will be a variety of activities taking place around school.  In addition to the scheduled activities, there will also be a whole school forensic activity.  The timetable of events is attached.

Pupils' use of Surface Devices

Technology plays an important part in our pupils' education at Radnor House Sevenoaks.  We would like to obtain your view as parents as to your child/ren's use of Microsoft Surface devices in and out of lessons.  Please could we ask you to complete this short survey and submit it at your convenience.

Year 13 News

Pupils' use of Surface Devices

Technology plays an important part in our pupils' education at Radnor House Sevenoaks.  We would like to obtain your view as parents as to your child/ren's use of Microsoft Surface devices in and out of lessons.  Please could we ask you to complete this short survey and submit it at your convenience.

PSHEE Drop Down Day - Monday 2 March

This coming Monday, all senior students will be off normal timetable and participating in several workshops that complement the usual weekly learning in PSHEE lessons.  The theme for the day is Well Being.

Workshops include; Practical Basic First Aid, Self Esteem, Sex & Relationships Education and Mental Health, all facilitated by external providers.  Students will also experience aspects of Well Being delivered by expert teachers within our school staff.

This will be a very valuable and interesting day, full of opportunities for our Senior School students to become equipped in essential life skills.

In addition to the sessions for the pupils, we would like to invite parents to join the staff in attending a session on Mental Fitness. This talk, delivered by an outside speaker, will cover:

  • An understanding of common mental health issues and how they can affect young people

  • Ability to spot signs of mental ill health in young people and guide them to a place of support

  • Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

  • Skills to support positive wellbeing

  • Positive ways to encourage young people, to ensure they achieve their potential

This session will take place in the Senior School Hall at 4:10pm and should last around an hour.

If you wish to attend, please complete the following form.

Science Week – Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March

To celebrate British Science week, there will be a variety of activities taking place around school.  In addition to the scheduled activities, there will also be a whole school forensic activity.  The timetable of events is attached.

Parents' Association - FoRH7

Curry and Quiz Night - Saturday 21 March *We are approaching ticket cut-off date for this event*

This takes place on Saturday 21 March in the main school hall. Tickets are priced at £17.50 for an individual or £140 for a table of up to 10 people.

The ticket price includes; entry, the quiz and a chicken or vegetable curry with the usual accompaniments plus something sweet to follow.  It is a ‘bring your own drinks and glassware’ event.

David Paton will be our quizmaster this year.  Last year the teacher's table, the ‘Vindaloo Vipers’ took the winning prize.  Could it be your team this year?  Please do come and join us for a fun and entertaining evening!

1920s Summer Ball – Saturday 27 June

FoRH7 are organising a 1920s Ball which will take place on 27 June 2020 on the Radnor House lawn. This will be a great evening of entertainment and a three-course meal in a lovely setting.  The dress code is Black-Tie or dress in Great Gatsby style if you like.  Book a table of 10 for £800 and sit with your friends or purchase individual tickets priced at £85 and we will endeavour to sit you with your year group. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all there for a spectacular evening!

FoRH7 Three Peaks Challenge – Ben Nevis Friday 9 October – Saturday 10 October 2020

Join us for this year’s Three Peaks Challenge and conquer Britain’s highest peak during a Scottish weekend away!  The take-up for this event has been so strong the initial allocation of places sold out.  The good news is, we have been able to secure some more places, but only a very few are left. We will not be able to get any more so be quick.

Leonard Cheshire Invitation

Leonard Cheshire, our Pankhurst House Charity have invited us to attend one of their cycling events for their disabled residents.  They are looking for volunteers to cycle with a wheelchair attached at Gravesend Cyclopark at approx. 11 am on 25 March, 8 April, 6 May or 10 June.  The course is outside on the flat, but is quite hard work, we can give a push if needed!  If anyone is interested in taking part in this rewarding activity, loved by the Leonard Cheshire residents, please contact us - friends@radnor-sevenoaks.org.

Further Information & Tickets

For further information or to book tickets for any of these events please go to the Upcoming Events page here.

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