HeadLines, Friday 7 June

Date Posted: Friday 07 June 2024

Dear Parents,

It is not often you get a letter from HM King Charles III, but this week started with a thank you letter addressed to Year 2. What an amazing treat and surprise.

I hope this message finds you well rested after the half term break. We are so excited to share with you the tremendous benefits of our annual Year 6 residential trip. This excursion is more than just a break from the classroom, it’s a pivotal experience that enriches our pupils’ education and personal growth in ways that traditional classroom settings often cannot. Whilst there would have undoubtedly been some nervousness beforehand this kind of trip builds independence and responsibility within our pupils. The residential trip provides a unique opportunity for pupils to practice independence and responsibility in a supportive environment. Away from the comforts of home, children learn to manage their own belongings, adhere to schedules, and make decisions, all of which contribute to their growing sense of autonomy. Living and working together with their peers for an extended period fosters stronger relationships and enhances social skills. Pupils engage in adventure games and physical exercise that is not only beneficial for their health but also a lot of fun. These activities help to instil a lifelong appreciation for physical fitness. Activities are designed to encourage teamwork, communication, and cooperation. These experiences help pupils develop empathy, respect, and the ability to work effectively with others, which are essential life skills.

All trips and school outings, and in particular the residential trip are a cornerstone of our educational program. They offers a rich tapestry of experiences that support the holistic development of our pupils. I encourage all parents to support their children in participating in this wonderful opportunity. It sounds like an overstatement to say that we physically see the difference in classes of children back at school after residential trips but it is true! I have been in school this week but we have been in touch with the staff who are away on the residential trip. Their commitment to the children’s care and development has, as always, been outstanding. Thanks to all of the staff for their dedication

Well done to 4A for a terrific assembly this morning on the Stone Age. We loved hearing about all of your studies this term within your creative curriculum topic ‘Stig of the Dump’, you presented your work so well and clearly and it was really fun! Thank you to Mrs Harrod and Mrs Amos, and for the parental support. It was also brilliant to hear Year 4’s singing rehearsal ready for your performance at the Assembly Halls next week. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Best wishes

Emma Neville


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Telephone: 01892 525591
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Rose Hill School
Coniston Avenue,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
United Kingdom