Girls' Junior School & Infant School update - 09/03/2018

Girls' Junior School & Infant School update - 09/03/2018

Dear Parents,

Where there is a will there is a way… learning how to problem solve is absolutely key to success. Learning that things don’t always go according to plan and that when faced with problems we have the confidence and skills to deal with them, are life lessons. This week we were privileged to host the AJIS Music Festival here at the Junior Girls School. Preparations the evening before made sure our hall looked like a professional concert hall. Refreshments were ordered, singing voices at the ready, we were very excited to be hosting such a prestigious event. Just prior to the schools arriving… disaster struck – we had a power-cut! Although the maintenance staff worked hard to get us up and running the fire alarm was not playing ball. We had no choice but to move venues which with ten schools and driving rain this was challenging. With a little rearranging and extra refreshments we were soon back on track and the singing was back in full flow. The standard was excellent and our girls of course were truly superb. A real lesson in how to overcome and achieve. Well done to our Junior Girls for leading by example throughout the day.

At the younger end of our school the first of the Breakfast Mornings for Preschool and Reception took place. A ‘Signs of Spring’ trail was set out around school and the children explored our surroundings by following the animal footprints and looking for clues along the way. Year 6 ambassadors helped the children locate the clues and get involved in activities in the Reception classrooms. We look forward to hosting more events in the coming weeks.

Well done to our Year 3 girls for and exciting overnight stay at the Catalyst Museum this week. Educational visits particularly with overnight stays are hugely beneficial for improving confidence and team building. They had a great time and for some children it was their first night away from home so a real achievement!

In response to listening to parents particularly in the morning whilst dropping children into school, I am aware that communication is key. With this in mind I have included a list of events for the coming months ahead of time to enable parents to plan. Being a working parent I fully appreciate that attending important events such as sports days needs forward planning in busy schedules, I hope that that this provides some assistance. Please remember that this may not be an exhaustive list and that additions are made as our calendar can be subject to change – usually due to weather!


For Junior Girls – We are very excited to have Kate Pankhurst – author of ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’, coming into school on Tuesday 13th March. Books will be on sale on the day or can be pre ordered with Mrs Cole … I am definitely getting a signed copy! Don’t miss out girls!
Please note letter on the website regarding collecting children from school.

Kind regards,

Mrs Howard - On behalf of the Infant and Junior team.