HeadLines, Friday 17 March
We have experienced an exceptional week at school, a week of partnership.
Working with our PA, last Saturday night we held our annual Quiz. Whilst enjoying one of Becky’s delicious curries we answered taxing and tense quiz questions! Thank you to Mrs Dellar and Ms Nash and the many members of the PA, parents and staff for their contribution. Huge thanks to our quiz-master, Mr Agnew. Further partnership and development of teamwork this week could be seen in our extraordinary Girls’ Football Tournament. The girls played brilliantly and achieved highly, all-round. We are of course really delighted with our U8 team, who held their own against some tough competition.
As we draw near the end of term, our pupils are seeing the fruits of their labours as they complete their creative curriculum and project work. This initiative and opportunity reaches across the school, and is unique to Rose Hill School, this truly reflects active partnership. For example, Year 1s “whizzing along” has taken them to Hastings to delve deeper into their transport topic. Year 3’s brilliant rainforest work has enabled them to create their own books, after completing some of their research with their hands-on experience at RHS Wisley. Year 6’s philanthropic project dedicated to tap twinning, will end with a week of fundraising and awareness activities, that we hope you’ll get involved with. Our Year 7 & 8 Enrichment project has encouraged partnership with you as parents and your expertise and connection – for which we are truly grateful.
Congratulations to our performers in our Recital Concert who performed with such confidence and skill. How lovely to see such a wide variety of instruments and musical styles, from many beginner woodwind players to Grade 6 performers and some pop singing too.
This week I have been working with IAPS, which is a kite mark for quality education. We have been interviewing senior leaders from a variety of businesses with the aim of broadening the governance of IAPS. Partnership is an essential skill, and one that we hope all our pupils will build on as they work towards their ‘getting along’ key. Without partnership we work in isolation, and we want our pupils to reach out and care.
The end of our wonderful week finished with an excellent assembly delivered by the School Council marking Red Nose Day. It was also a delight to hear our clarinet duet, played by Matilda and Martha at the end of assembly.