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6th March 2020

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Whole School News

Memorial for Beth Ingram-Cordrey

It is wonderful to see that so many of you have signed up to attend Beth's Memorial and we look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 14 March at 2.30pm in the Senior School Hall and afterwards for light refreshments in the Dining Room.  The afternoon will be a celebration of Beth's life and we would request that you wear colour for the event and pupils should wear their full school uniform including their Blazer.

If you haven't yet signed up to attend, please do so by completing this form and submitting it before 5 pm on Monday 9 March.

My School Portal

Please see attached guidelines and links for easy set up for you to use My School Portal on your phone/laptop/desktop etc.  If you have any queries whatsoever regarding My School Portal, please email Louise Lay (llay@radnor-sevenoaks.org) who will be pleased to help.

World Book Day

We've had a fantastic week of celebrating books and stories around World Book Day.  Rob Lloyd Jones told us of his journey from Ninja to Egyptologist to Author on Tuesday and gave some brilliant writing tips to Year 6 and 8 in his workshops.  The Book Door Competition has brightened up the whole school and created a buzz about the books we love - thank you to everyone who took part.   

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 are 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 advanced 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

3rd Annual Radnor House Golf Day - Sunday 14 June 2020

There are still places left for this year's Charity Golf Day on Sunday 14 June 2020.  This year's event will take place at Farleigh Golf Club in Warlingham, and our chosen charity is MacMillan Cancer Support - a charity close to our hearts in the Prep School.

We are inviting as many people as possible to attend, so if you are not a golfer, you will be still more than welcome to attend the dinner and raffle prize draw afterwards.  Hopefully this will encourage families and friends to all come together to support this fantastic cause.  We can cater for 104 golfers and an extra 46 for dinner afterwards.

If you are interested in being a part of the day, please can you fill out the feasibility form attached here.  There is no obligation to take part once you have completed this form, but it is important for me to gain an idea on initial numbers. 

Letters officially inviting those who have signed up to take part will be sent out in the next two weeks.  This will include information on how to pay for your participation.  If you have signed up via the link above, this makes it easier to send this information to you.  Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mr Woodward (awoodward@radnor-sevenoaks.org).

Lunch Menu

Please see attached our lunch menu for next week.

Year 12 News

Drop Down Day Staff and Parents' Presentation

Thank you to all who were able to attend the seminar on Monday with Danny Kearney from ProSafe Consultants on Youth Well-being and Mental Health. It was a very good turn-out.

Please find the slides for the presentation here. Although the seminar was also filmed, the sound quality was not ideal. If we are able to improve this, we will send out a link to the video in due course.

Mindfulness Session

Following on from the Staff and Parents’ Wellbeing and Mental Health session this Monday, Mrs Mags Southgate will deliver a practical session, mainly focussing on Mindfulness, on Monday 16 March at 4pm (venue TBC).  If you would like to attend this session please fill in the form here.

World Book Day Book Door Competition

Highly commended creativity: Where’s Wally, 12S

Highly Commended Effort 9D & 7T

Overall Winner: 9M Agatha Christie Door 

Well done! 

Finally, we have our Share a Story Photograph Competition taking place until Friday 20 March.  Do share your photos with us @RH7Reads and @RH7 Prep English with #shareastory or email klambert@radnor-sevenoaks.org to enter.

Book Fair Reservations

Pupils who have reserved books at today’s book fair should bring their money to Mrs Lambert in the Library at lunchtime.

 

Year 13 News

Year 13 Mock Examination Results

Pupils will receive their exam results in the library on Monday 9 March at 10.40am in exactly the same way as they will receive their exam results in August.  A copy of the results will be posted to Parents via My School Portal at 2pm.  Subject teachers will then provide exam feedback and targets to pupils and a full report will follow on Wednesday 25 March.

Advice regarding travel and Coronavirus for all Exam candidates

Ofqual has issued advice that "students, schools and colleges should continue to prepare for the summer exams and assessments as usual".

However, the spread of the virus into Europe means that it is important that parents and pupils consider the potential implications of travelling over the Easter revision period as it would not be possible for the school to provide invigilators for examination candidates undergoing a period of self-isolation.

Revision Session

The Year 13 students will attend a revision session with Mrs Hancock on Monday 16 March during their assembly time.

At this, they will be reminded of key approaches/techniques to be used over the Easter Break and the final weeks before their exams. 

Important Exam Study Leave Information

The formal examination period begins on Monday 11 May and Year 13 Study Leave begins at 4pm on Friday 15 May.  However, timetabled lessons and/or targeted revision sessions will continue at school until Friday 22 May, and we would encourage pupils, when not in examinations, to continue to attend their classes and/or targeted revision sessions.  From many years’ experience, this has proved the best way of supporting pupils in this period of examinations, as they are able to study in a structured environment and benefit from on-the-spot expert help and advice from their teachers.

Following the half-term break, there will be no timetabled lessons.  Should pupils want to benefit from supervised revision from Monday 1 June, a supervised room will be made available for them. They must sign in and out at reception and ensure that their tutor knows they are in school.

Drop Down Day Staff and Parents' Presentation

Thank you to all who were able to attend the seminar on Monday with Danny Kearney from ProSafe Consultants on Youth Well-being and Mental Health. It was a very good turn-out.

Please find the slides for the presentation  here. Although the seminar was also filmed, the sound quality was not ideal. If we are able to improve this, we will send out a link to the video in due course.

Mindfulness Session

Following on from the Staff and Parents’ Wellbeing and Mental Health session this Monday, Mrs Mags Southgate will deliver a practical session, mainly focussing on Mindfulness, on Monday 16 March at 4pm (venue TBC).  If you would like to attend this session please fill in the form here.

World Book Day Book Door Competition

Highly commended creativity: Where’s Wally, 12S

Highly Commended Effort 9D & 7T

Overall Winner: 9M Agatha Christie Door 

Well done! 

Finally, we have our Share a Story Photograph Competition taking place until Friday 20 March.  Do share your photos with us @RH7Reads and @RH7 Prep English with #shareastory or email klambert@radnor-sevenoaks.org to enter.

Book Fair Reservations

Pupils who have reserved books at today’s book fair should bring their money to Mrs Lambert in the Library at lunchtime.

Parents' Association - FoRH7

Curry and Quiz Night - Saturday 21 March

There is only one more week left to purchase your tickets for this event so, visit the Friends Events page and don’t miss out.

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 Saturday 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!

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. 11am on Wednesday 25 March, Wednesday 8 April, Wednesday 6 May or Wednesday 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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