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26th August 2020

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Whole School News

Notice from Mr Butt, Director of Sport  

I hope that you and your families have enjoyed the summer and the many days of fabulous weather.  

I would like to now update you on sport at Radnor for the new term.  

The Astroturf pitch has been completed and is looking fantastic. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have delayed our opening event and plan to arrange this later in the year.  

With regret, Mr Chris Smith is unable to take up his position as Director of Football.  In his place, we are pleased to welcome Miss Susie Rowe as Head of Cricket.  Miss Rowe is an experienced teacher and coach who joins us from her position of Head of Hockey and Girl’s Cricket at Kings College Canterbury.  Miss Rowe is an extremely talented all-round sportswoman who currently plays cricket for Kent and has previously played for England. Miss Rowe also plays national league hockey for Sevenoaks Hockey Club 1st XI and played football to a high standard before concentrating on hockey and cricket in her teenage years.  

The recruitment process for the roles of Director of Football and Director of Cricket will commence in December ahead of a September 2021 start.  

I have received a communication from OPRO that they are unable to carry out school visits due to COVID-19 restrictions. They are however still offering their home fitting service. Details on how to purchase mouthguards from them can be found in the attachments of my message sent to you on the 6 July which you will find in My School Portal.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the discounted hockey sticks.  For pupil’s skill development and safety, all pupils in years 10 and below must have their own hockey stick. The two discounted websites I have shared with you will provide you with a good stick and at a cost-effective price.  

I look forward to seeing all of the children back in September and further updates regarding sport will be sent out to you once we have settled into our new school routine. 

Mr Tom Butt, Director of Sport

School Uniform Requirements

Upon return to RH7 the following uniform requirements are initially applicable:

Prep School 

Summer dresses or winter uniform may be worn without blazers or ties (winter uniform for all will be required to be worn after half term)

Trainers to be worn not school shoes

Sports kit to be worn only on the days that children have PE or Games.

Senior School 

Winter uniform may be worn without blazers or ties 

Trainers to be worn not school shoes

Sports kit to be worn only on the days that children have PE or Games.

RH7 Second Hand Uniform Shop

The RH7 shop is short of senior school uniform and Games/PE Kit.  If you have any items that you would like to dispose of, please could we request that you drop these into school by Friday 28 August and leave them in the entranceway to the Senior School Reception.

Many thanks for your support.

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Parents' Association - FoRH7

Friends of Radnor House Sevenoaks

A very warm welcome to those families who are joining the school this year, and welcome back to all of our existing RH7 families!

For those who may not know us, FoRH7 is an active charity that plays an integral part in the life of our school.  Friends organise social events such as the annual fireworks display, quiz night and summer ball, as well as running the second-hand school uniform shop.  It also promotes close links between the school and wider community, supporting a variety of organisations at a local, national and international level via fundraising and volunteering initiatives.  All parents and staff automatically become members when they join the school. 

Last school year, Friends highlights included an intrepid group of families climbing Scafell Pike as part of our annual 3 Peaks Challenge, a stunning fireworks display, and the Prep School Christmas Fair.  Later in the year, undeterred by the lockdown, we were still able to enjoy our community spirit through fun events such as a remote family Quiz (hosted by local panto star Silly Billy!), an on-line Silent Auction, and with amazing support from staff, some truly impressive FUNdraising activities by the children. 

In the face of such a challenging year, we were blown away to have raised over £20k for the charities we support!  These funds have never been more important due to the difficulties all charities have been facing, and they are truly grateful for the genuine interest and support from RH7.  You will have the opportunity to hear directly from the charities on how these funds are making a difference at our AGM in September and (for pupils), at the annual Charities Assembly in October. 

Looking ahead now to this school year, and as the school grows and evolves so must FoRH7.  This year we will be ringing the changes on several fronts to remain as relevant as possible to the school community, whilst ensuring excellent governance of the charity itself... 

Firstly, there will be some changes in the way we choose the organisations we support.  The four school house charities will now be voted for by the children from a local charity shortlist, and we will be introducing an annual 'parents choice' charity to be both nominated and voted for by you, the parent body.  Further information on the process for nominations will follow in September, and we very much look forward to receiving these from you.  We will continue to work with Project Le Monde as our international charity partner, developing fundraising and other educational opportunities.  Please visit the PLM website here to find out more about our sister school in Namakoko, Uganda.  

Also, going forward the trustees and committee of the FoRH7 charity will have a lesser role in the day to day organisation of school events.  This will enable us to focus more on building mutually beneficial links for our children and parents with the organisations we as a school community wish to partner with.  We welcome hearing from anyone who has any ideas about this or would be interested in getting involved by clicking here.  The committee will continue to work closely with the school and class reps to develop this role. 

Finally, fear not!  A fantastic and varied programme of social events will still be on offer and publicised via the website, weekly newsletter, and class reps.  We are hoping that parent volunteers will continue to offer their time to help out manning stalls etc, when the call goes out from the school.  More news on the annual programme of events will follow via the newsletter in early September and we can't wait to get our amazing school community together again soon!

From the trustees and committee of FoRH7 

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