Headmaster's Newsletter, Friday 30 November

| 30 November 2018

Dear Parents

Twelve Days of Christmas

The Christmas tree and decorations are up as we countdown our own twelve days to Christmas (including the weekend) at this very busy time of year.  This list is not exhaustive, but will hopefully add a few useful details:

Monday 3 December

  • 9.15 am Nursery Christmas Singing Concert ‘Whoops-A-Daisy Angel’ (Recital Room)
  • 9.40 am Coffee and festive refreshments for Nursery & Reception Parents (Green Room)
  • 10.15 am Reception Christmas Play ‘Shine Star Shine’ (Recital Room)
  • 6.00 pm Governors’ Meeting    

Tuesday 4 December

  • 4.30 pm Junior Gala Concert (Years 4-5)

Wednesday 5 December

  • 2.00 pm Full set of sports fixtures in the Prep School
  • 3.40 pm EYFS Parents’ Evening

Thursday 6 December

  • 2.30 pm Year 1 and 2 Christmas Play ‘Starbright’ for Year 1 Parents (Assembly Hall)
  • 3.00 pm Coffee and festive refreshments for Year 1 Parents (Dining Hall)
  • Trinity Music and Associated Board Examinations (Recital Room)

Friday 7 December

  • 2.30 pm Year 1 and 2 Christmas Play ‘Starbright’ for Year 2 Parents (Assembly Hall)
  • 3.00 pm Coffee and festive refreshments for Year 2 Parents (Dining Hall)
  • Associated Board Music Examinations (Recital Room)

Monday 10 December

  • 8.30 am Year 3 Play Rehearsal Assembly 

Tuesday 11 December

  • Year 1 Victorian School Day
  • 8.30 am Year 3 Christingle Assembly (Prep School)
  • 9.00 am Year 2 Outing to Dick Whittington (Lighthouse, Poole)
  • 2.00 pm Reception Visit to Streets Meadow Residential Home
  • 2.30 pm Year 3 Christmas Play ‘Puss in Boots’ (Assembly Hall)
  • 3.30 pm Coffee and festive refreshments for Year 3 Parents (Green Room)

Wednesday 12 December

  • 1.30 – 4.15 pm Carol Service Rehearsal in Wimborne Minster

Thursday 13 December

  • Christmas Jumper Day for CCLG - Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group
  • 11.45 am Christmas Lunch
  • 4.15 pm Form Christmas Parties in the Prep School (Year 3-8)

Friday 14 December

  • 9.30 – 11.30 am Rehearsal in Wimborne Minster 
  • 9.30 am Visit of Jigsaw to the EYFS
  • 9.30 am Father Christmas may be dropping in …
  • 12.30 pm Term ends for Reception/Year 1 (Nursery open until 4 pm)
  • 12.30 pm Year 2 children to be collected
  • 1.00 pm Year 3–8 children to be collected
  • 2.30 pm Carol Service, Wimborne Minster 

Christmas Concerts

Thank you to all the Year 2 pupils who played so beautifully at the Instrumental Concert on Thursday afternoon.  Well done also to all the pupils who have prepared for the Senior Gala Concert this evening.  We are looking forward to a range of instruments on show with some impressive ensembles and solo pieces.  Thank you in advance to all the peripatetics and Sue Watkiss, the Director of Music. 

Sports Reports

Well done to all the pupils who battled so tenaciously in the wind, rain, and mud on Wednesday, putting in some memorable performances around the county. There were twenty teams and around 200 pupils involved, as ever – a big thank you to all the parents who seem to support the school whatever the weather!

Filming Christmas Plays

Due to popular demand, we have again made plans to film the Pre-Prep Christmas performances with Curtain Call Productions – allowing everyone to sit back and enjoy the show.  Order forms should be with you already but please let us know at the Front Desk if you need any more details. 

Best wishes

Andrew Browning

PS We are expecting the School Nursing team next Thursday (6 December) if you have consented for the flu vaccination.