Issue 19 - 29 May 2019 

 Dear Parents,

I would like to start by congratulating all the children who took exams this term for their hard work and perseverance. They all certainly deserve a trip to Chessington on Monday 3 June. Results will start to come through in the week beginning 3 June. Please remember that the most important part of exam feedback is not the results, but identifying where the children can improve.

We had a successful week on the sports field with our cricketers beating Alpha and Orley Farm. We certainly have a very talented Under-11 group. The girls performed just as well in the rounders matches and what made the week even more special was the fact that all the children in P4 represented the school on Monday against Durston House. Sport has certainly come a long way this year with more fixtures than in previous years and with a lot of success. Next year Mr Antoine will be taking on the role of Head of Sport and I expect many successes on the football pitch. Mr Diaz will ably assist him.

The week finished with the Reception class assembly, which is always a highlight of the year. They all spoke very well and enjoyed showing off what they had learnt this year. We had dinosaurs, caterpillars, chicks and sheep to name just a few animals as the children told us about everything from dinosaurs all the way up to life-cycles. They have certainly had an informative year. My thanks go to Miss Agius and her team for all that they do.

Staff news: After six years of dedicated service, Mrs Beevor has decided to return to senior school teaching. Mrs Beevor has been instrumental in the academic developments that have taken place over the years and I thank her for all her support and guidance. The school is certainly in a good place thanks to her and I wish her all the best for the future. We will get an opportunity to say a proper goodbye at Speech Day.

Mrs Kavia joins the team after half term as she takes on a role in our thriving nursery.

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of addressing the pupils in the dining hall as we celebrated Mrs Head’s 25 years of service. Mrs Head has worked tirelessly in the kitchen and we as a community are grateful for all that she does to help ensure the lunches at school are always of the highest order.

I hope you are all enjoying a relaxing half term and I look forward to seeing you all on 3 June. Please remember P3 to P8 will be in Mufti on that day for their outing.

Charity Big Breakfast 


Next Friday, the 7 June, we will be holding our termly Big Breakfast. Following our hugely successful Afternoon Tea Party, we will be continuing to support the charity ‘Toilet Twinning’ with the proceeds of our breakfast gathering. Starting at 7:30, families are very welcome to come along for a full cooked breakfast, with vegetarian options, pastries and other wonderful treats.The meal ends at 8:30 when the children go to their classes for registration. Adult tickets are £5, and children can join us for £4 – simply come along and pay on the door! We look forward to seeing you then!


Musical Summer Workshop


We are pleased to announce that Miss Shah will be running two musical workshop weeks during the long QHS summershah summer workshop holiday. Rather than publish all the details word for word, I have included her poster here. Please get in touch with Miss Shah directly using the particular email address  for more information and to book places.




 

Movie Night


All families should have received the details of our Movie Night on the afternoon of Sunday 9 June.  Tickets are now on sale from the School Office.


Some Swimming Gala Results


Mrs Evans does not wish to give the game away with the full results of the Inter-House Swimming which has taken place recently, but here are some highlights:
Children in Prep 3 swim 3 strokes, those in Prep 4 to 8 swim all 4 strokes
 
Prep 8 Prep 7 Prep 6 Prep 5 Prep 4     Prep 3   
Winners - Mahdy, Hady, Cameron, Ben Winners - Sudhish (x3), Noah Winners - Fabian (x2), Benjamin, Aryan Nicolaj (x4),  Winners-Anaiyah, Shahryah Winners - Veera (x2), Finn
Runners Up - Habib, Ben, Matthew, Mahdy Samuel (x3), Keshav Runners Up - Aditya, Benjamin, Fabian Runners Up - Arjun, Lana, Danny Zlata Runners Up - Finn (x2), Veera 
 

Chicks hatch in Reception


There are more photos on the ‘News and Events’ section of the QHS website, but if you haven’t seen them yet, here are some of the children with their new friends!  Visit the website to see more. 
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Chapel Choir at the London Charterhouse


For the twelfth (annual) occasion, the Chapel Choir were invited to sing a service of Sung Vespers in the beautiful chapel of the London Charterhouse.  On Friday, and after a rehearsal with our organist, Mr Martin Singleton, tea, and a run-around in Charterhouse Square, Mr Ellis conducted a choir of 34 children and adults singing hymns, anthems and responses.  The choir performed wonderfully, and the service was greatly appreciated by the residents and visitors who formed the congregation.  If the recording of the service is of a high enough quality, I will upload the music to our podcast channel, and post a link to it on the website in due course.


Reception Class Assembly


Mr Ford has written about the lovely assembly performed by our Reception children last week.  Here is a sample picture – a fuller set will be put on the website in due course! reception class assembly




 

Coming Up Very Soon


Chessington Trip for P3 to P8 – Monday 3 June – Don’t forget to come in your own clothes and to bring your packed lunch.  Keep an eye on the weather forecast to decide what to wear on the day, you may need anything from a raincoat to sunscreen.  We would recommend that the pupils bring their hats.

FQHS meeting – Monday 3 June – 8:00pm – Mainly to discuss planning for the summer fair 

Geography Field Trip for Prep 7 pupils – Thursday 6 June

Prep 3 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 6 June

Big Breakfast on Friday 7 June – see elsewhere in this edition of the Herald…

FQHS Movie Night – Sunday 9 June – 3:00pm.  Tickets from the office during the week.


Nursery Date Changes - Reminder 


It was indicated that the Nursery and Prep Sports’ Days were going to clash on the dates we had previously assigned. This meant that some of our families would not be able to attend both.  We have now moved the Nursery Sports to Friday 21 June and to accommodate this the Nursery End of Year Concert / Assembly will be on the 28 June.  More details on both of these will come to the Nursery Parents in due course. 


Speech Days 2019


Invitations for our two Speech Days will be sent home soon, with all the details of timings for the last two days of the term – for Pre-Prep classes on 4th July and for Prep classes on 5 July.


Date Change Reminders


The Prep 4 Parents’ Evening has been moved to Monday 17 June

The Summer Fair has been moved from Saturday 15 June to Saturday 22 June


Mike Still 
Assistant Head (Administration)
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