3rd February 2021
Please click below for this week's news.
Whole School News
Following on from the start of the Pastoral Review, the school is launching the first questionnaire for the Co-Curricular Review. This is a brief questionnaire that focuses on the questions which we will be answering in the review. It will only take a few minutes to respond. This is designed to get a basic 'feel' for how the three key stakeholders (staff, pupils and parents) are feeling about the co-curricular programme as it stands. Please answer with reference to our usual Co-Curricular programme and not the provision during the school lockdown periods. Click here for the Microsoft Form.
Thanks in advance to all parents for your contributions.
Mr T. Green- Assistant Head Co-Curricular
Online Learning Support
Please click here for ideas to help pupils with Online Learning.
Mrs Hancock - SENDco
Music Performing Opportunities
Please see the attached letter from Dr. Isom
Mental Health Week
This week Prep and Senior pupils are taking part in mental health lessons and assemblies.
The Senior pupils are also continuing their drop-in sessions and Prep pupils are also being offered well-being sessions through the week.
Attached here is a list of websites and apps that are helpful for managing mental health.
We encourage you to get in touch with your tutor, class teacher, or member of the leadership team if you need to talk about yourself, your families, or your children. We are all here to help and get through this together.
With Lockdown #3 a month in, there is a need for us all to expand our world beyond our screens. Reading is the perfect antidote to screen fatigue and lockdown tunnel vision: we can escape, travel in place and time, have adventures with new friends, have experiences beyond our wildest dreams – all from the comfort of our own homes and without worrying about our trip getting cancelled!
Now is the perfect time to get into reading, and we ask for your support in encouraging your child/children to do this. Pupils in Yr 7-9 have been invited to participate in the RH7 Reading Challenge this year and we are delighted that some pupils have now completed this. Well done!
The challenge is open to all senior school pupils and it is to read 7 books from 7 different genres. So, please do ask your child/children about their reading. You could ask, for instance, which books they have most enjoyed, which characters intrigued them and what genre they are going to try next. Any conversation to get your child/children engaged and talking about what they have read will be worthwhile and will help us to reinforce the message that reading is vitally important for our mental health, developing empathy skills, and for our imaginations.
Popular titles so far include: The CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore; GONE series by Michael Grant; Murder Most Unladylike mysteries by Robin Stevens; Karen McManus’ One of us is Lying and The Mortal Engines fantasy novels by Phillip Reeve. Verse novels are also great reads: try authors Sarah Crossan and Kwame Alexander.
Older children will enjoy Charlie Higson’s The Enemy series; Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels; Angie Thomas’ stories set in the ghettos in America give a voice to Black Lives Matter (The Hate U Give, On the Come Up and Concrete Rose) whilst authors John Green and Nicola Yoon strike a chord with many teenage readers.
For more suggestions, check out the RH7 Reading Challenge here and I also recommend the Booktrust Website for well chosen books and resources. If you're up for a family challenge, then why not try the 21 Books in 21 Bingo by Lucas Maxwell click here and enjoy reading together.
I'm always happy to give more recommendations and suggestions for great reads, so do feel free to contact me if I can help. Happy reading!
Mrs Lambert (email@example.com)
NHS Donations Update and ‘Thank You’ messages from NHS Staff
We have received some more wonderful words of thanks from our local NHS (see below)
‘To Clare, we would like to thank you so much from ward 2 at Tunbridge Wells hospital we have received our amazing coffee machine.. x’
Can I please send a huge thank you from us all on Ward 22 for the fantastic Coffee machine and pods!! I cannot express our thanks enough for this!
It will be fantastic to have a luxurious cup of coffee/chocolate or tea rather than the norm!
We are humbled to the core for your generous gifts and it has bought a huge virtual hug that is so very welcome in this unprecedented time.
With thanks that words cannot express from Ward 22 Tunbridge Wells Hospital ‘
And a personal thank you from me Mandy G, CSW on ward 22. Xx
‘Good morning Clare, I am Sarah and I am the flow coordinator on ward 31! We wanted to say a massive thank you for our coffee machine and pods and all of the other goodies that you send! We honestly cannot express how much you have all made our year with your kindness during this time!
We would like to send thank you cards, are you able to send us addresses to where we can send these to? Thank you x’
Well done RH7 Community we have clearly put smiles on faces to our local front line workers!
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Parents' Association - FoRH7
A big thank you goes out to all of the pupils taking part in fundraising for the house charities; the poetry competition, the music and singing, or the age-athon - all fantastic stuff ! We have seen some of you have run miles, completed burpees and even dressed your dog up :). The House donation link is here for any money raised, and please let us know what you’re up to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silliest Quiz of 2021 - Saturday 6 February @ 6pm
We could all do with a good laugh right now, and we know just the man to help us! Silly Billy comes back again for lockdown quiz number 3 this Saturday night from 6 pm-7.30 pm, latest.
Please wear anything silly to get into the mood. As always there will be serious house points to be won, and a beautiful Charlie Mackesy framed print for the winning family.
It's free to join using the Zoom link below, but any donations would be welcome via this link here.
Zoom Meeting click here
Meeting ID: 829 0847 0828
After the news last week of an early payment of £1000 to each of our charities, we have more words of thanks to share:
Project Le Monde – Moses, Headmaster of Radnor House Namakoko
On Behalf of the school and community of Radnor House Namakoko receive our greetings and appreciation for the funds and all the support you give to us. May God bless you. Thank you so much for that generous heart you have shown us since 2011 when the school started. We have been able to get a number of things with the support from Radnor House since 2011, including a classroom block, watchman house, toilets, kitchen house and we have made a market garden. All these achievements have been possible because of your support. We continue to face challenges and in the future we hope to build bigger classrooms and improve our hygiene facilities, especially for our girls. Thank you Radnor House School Sevenoaks!
Living On – Karen Chapman, Family Support Worker
Our sincerest thanks and gratitude to the Friends of Radnor House for the donation of £1000 to Living On. The charity continues to face difficult times during the Covid-19 pandemic while continuing to receive an ever increasing number of referrals. With schools closed and supporting children remotely, we are thrilled your donation will be used immediately, such as for resources for our upcoming online bereavement groups. It is wonderful to have the support of Radnor House School.