HeadLines, Friday 21 June

Date Posted: Friday 21 June 2024

Dear Parents,

It has been an eventful week at Rose Hill School, filled with significant learning opportunities and meaningful engagements. This week was Orchestral week – starting with Mrs Pye, Mr Metcalf and Mrs Harrod playing to the school. They played two pieces, both very different and both totally inspiring. Mrs Harrod reminded us that there are over 200 music lessons, clubs and instrumentals that happen each week, with over 75% of the Prep School pupils playing an instrument! Well done – that’s truly magnificent! On Monday we held our informal junior summer concert with many solo performances. We were all very impressed with the repertoire! On Thursday evening, we held our final Summer Concert, where pupils demonstrated significant skills and talents. Well done to everyone involved.

On Tuesday, our pupils had the opportunity to immerse themselves in our unique and exciting learning experience during our Focus Day. The purpose of these special days is to delve deep into specific subjects, fostering curiosity and encouraging exploration. Our enthusiastic teaching staff designed a wide range of engaging projects and activities, enabling pupils to explore various areas of interest. Over the year we have delivered hands-on experiments in science to artistic creations, coding challenges, rambling through woodlands and historical re-enactments, our pupils showcased their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. The energy and enthusiasm throughout the day were palpable, and we were impressed by the incredible work produced. Our final Focus Day had Year 3 deciding what wish to place on the ‘Ema’, which is a Japanese prayer plaque. Year 4 were handling items from the Stone Age and working out how and why items were developed to help everyday life. Year 5 went to see Cuckmere Haven’s water ways. Year 6-8 were very impressive, as they are preparing for the opening night of Singin’ in the Rain.

The Summer EYFS Assembly was terrific, and their presentation voices were very confident. Thank you to all the EYFS staff for their hard work and to Dylan and Jessica for their solo performances!

Last Friday a number of pupils represented the school at the IAPS Reginal Athletics, and we had four medal winners, including two golds and one silver, with all four pupils qualifying for the Finals that take place in Birmingham early next month. Congratulations to all!

Looking ahead, we have an exciting line-up of events to squeeze into the last two weeks of term! Our school senior production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to see our talented pupils take the stage to showcase their dramatic abilities. We are also preparing for our annual sports days, where pupils will participate in friendly competitions, fostering teamwork and sportsmanship. Please keep an eye on our school calendar for further details and updates. Next Friday we have our Summer Ball, hosted by the PA. Our thanks to the PA in advance for all of their hard work.

Finally, I want to express my appreciation to our dedicated staff, supportive parents, and enthusiastic pupils who make Rose Hill School a vibrant and nurturing learning environment. Together, we are creating opportunities for growth, fostering a love for learning, and empowering our pupils to become compassionate and responsible global citizens.

We are sad to be saying goodbye to Mrs Clinton, our super Secretary who leaves us at the end of the summer to concentrate her time supporting her family. I am delighted to announce Mrs Anderson-Goldup joins us in September as our new Head of Art.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Best wishes,

Emma Neville


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Rose Hill School
Coniston Avenue,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
United Kingdom