La journée Francaise
On lundi, vingt-cinq juin, the annual journée francaise got underway with pupils arriving in the customary bleu, blanc, rouge. Year 7s set up the bureau de change in the Quad as eager pupils exchanged Pounds for Euros before morning registration.
Assembly started with Axel (Year 3) and Maelys (Year 2) reading Le Notre Père. Next Monsieur Draper welcomed Year 6 parents, who had arrived to watch the photo / video footage of this year’s French Residential trip.
Following assembly, parents made their way to the outdoor French café. Here they sat back and basked in the early summer sunshine enjoying the atmospheric music; being treated to un café crème avec un pain au chocolat and being served by their own children.
One of the most popular parts of the day was the pupil café. An extended prep school break started with Year 6 serving Years 3 and 4, then it was the turn of Years 5, 7 and 8 before the café concluded with Year 6 pupils serving each other. Years 1 and 2 and Kindergarten / Reception were served separately by a small team of Year 6 waiters and waitresses - it was great to see older pupils serving younger siblings. Everyone enjoyed the food and excellent service. Street entertainers, Sam (Year 7) and Chloe (Year 6) were joined by caricature painters: Honor, Rufus and Abi and they were as popular as ever, particularly with the lower school pupils.
At lunchtime Max (Year 6) said grace in French and Monsieur Draper announced the winners of the Year 3 French menu competition. First place was shared by: Edward S, Fraser M, Bea and Patrick; second place was shared between Addison, Madeleine, Lottie, Hermione and Oscar and third place was shared between Charlotte, and Alex. The delighted winners were rewarded with a variety of French pencils, stickers and book markers.
Meanwhile, our celebrity French chef Jerry was slaving away to produce a special French déjeuner comprising: Moules Marinières, Croque-Monsieur, quiche végétarienne avec de la salade and for dessert, une glace à la framboise.
Throughout the day lessons took on a French theme as teachers and pupils entered into the spirit of cultural exchange and language learning. It was a truly fantastic day!
22 February 2019
Robert Baden-Powell would be turning 162 today and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year with ice cream and cookies for pudding.
11 February 2019
Thursday saw three very excited Y5 pupils heading off to Gatwick Aviation Museum to represent Rose Hill School in the Regional Finals for the Fly to the Line competition.
08 February 2019
On the 1st of February Year 6 went on a trip to the Amex Stadium.
28 January 2019
Very early on Saturday, 14 pupils from Years 6, 7 and 8 travelled to Bede’s Senior School to take part in a challenge of galactic proportions.
29 June 2018
Year 6 pupils from Rose Hill School have scooped a hat trick of prizes winning second, third and runners up in the national John Lewis Innovation Challenge. The task was to reinvent a school blazer and give it a new life.
22 June 2018
Rose Hill School today celebrated the official opening of their new indoor pool with a visit from the Rt Hon Greg Clark. The sun shone and the pupils provided an excellent drum roll for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
20 June 2018
On Friday 25 May, twenty-seven excited Year 6 children accompanied by: Mr Draper, Mr Long, Mr Hinchliffe, Mrs Makinson, Mrs Warran-Smith and Mrs Morgan arrived at school for a 07.15 departure to St Omer, France.
19 June 2018
Year 7 visited the Olympic Park as part of their geography coursework.