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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR THE PERIOD 12th March - 16th March 2018


From the Headmaster

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Dear Parents,

This week we have had two celebrations. On Tuesday, Year 8 and all of the Bridewell Singers travelled to St Bride’s church in Fleet Street. There, we joined children and staff from King Edward’s for the annual service celebrating Bridewell Royal Hospital and the two schools.  The service and the singing were lovely.  After the service we walked past St Paul’s Cathedral to the Guildhall for lunch with the Lord Mayor of London.

Today was our delayed celebration of World Book Day and the children all looked fantastic in their costumes. We had a great assembly from Mrs Wallace’s form in which they reminded us of the joy of reading, tested our knowledge of famous book characters and explained who they were dressed as and why they had chosen that character.  It was clear from their choices and from all the different characters in the chapel that the children have been inspired by an amazing range of books.

 Carnegie Medal Book Club

As part of our focus on reading we are starting a reading group for children in Years 6, 7 and 8 to shadow the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal. This is awarded annually to the best new children’s book published that year.  The shortlist was announced yesterday.

Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2018

‘Wed Wabbit’ by Lissa Evans (David Fickling Books)

‘After the Fire’ by Will Hill (Usborne)

‘Where the World Ends’ by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne)

‘Rook’ by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)

‘Release’ by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)

‘Saint Death’ by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)

‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)

‘Beyond the Bright Sea’ by Lauren Wolk (Corgi)

If any parents are interested in reading the shortlisted books along with us, please let me know.

On Tuesday 20th March, our U13 hockey team will play in the IAPS National Final at Millfield. They are leaving after school on Monday.  Please think of them on Tuesday!

Kind regards,



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Edward, Elliot

Prep Awards


Matthew (8G), Flyn (8G), Harry (8G)


Chloe (3R)

Verity (4G), Dominic (4G), Emilia (4G), Jack (4R)

Serena (7G), Ilaria (7G)


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    From the Chaplaincy

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    Although the light has come into the world, men have shown that they prefer darkness to the light.  Everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it, for fear his actions should be exposed; but the man who lives by the truth comes out into the light, so that it may be plainly seen that what he does, is done in God.  John 3:20

    Every single one of us has said, thought or done things of which we are ashamed and which we prefer to keep in the dark.  Indeed, the very thought of a light being shone on our secrets and things of which are ashamed is horrifying, isn’t it?  Humanity, because of its flaws and constant battle between good and evil, we hover every single day between a life in the light and a life in the dark.  We must always try to choose the light!  We must fight for a life lived in the light; a life completely free of things of which we are ashamed.  To live in the light means sticking relentlessly to everything which is good: truth, kindness, consideration, compassion, patience, joy and love.  These are the keys to living in the light, unashamed of any aspect of ourselves and our behaviour.  To progress through Lent should be to progress from the darkness and into the light.  How are we doing??  Are we still stuck in the darkness because of the things we are thinking, but which we shouldn’t?  Are we still stuck in the darkness because of things we are saying and doing which we should not?  Are doing our best to focus on the light, and making our way towards it and towards a holier life?  As I said in Friday’s assembly last week, every single one of us is called to be holy.  It isn’t for someone else to be holy – we are all called to it.  In this time of Lent, may God reveal to us those things we think, say and do which confine us to the darkness; may he then give us the grace to long for his light.



    The Pope Speaks

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    The state of weakness and confusion that results from sin is one more reason for God to remain close to us.  The certainty of this should accompany us throughout our lives.  The love of God is always greater than we can imagine; it even reaches beyond any sin with which are conscience may charge us.  He is an infinite love, one that knows no bounds.  


    School Notices

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    Easter Cricket Coaching Courses with Mr Clarke

    Cricket coaching course at Broadwater School, Godalming from Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th April

    Year 2-6 SOFTBALL 10am-12pm

    Year 5-8 HARDBALL 12pm-2pm

    Please click to complete one of the forms below and hand back to Mr Clarke before the 16th March 2018.

    Softball Cricket

    Hardball Cricket


    Bikeability Courses


    There are still spaces for the Bikeability courses for Easter 2018. These courses are open to Barrow Hills children in Year 1 and above and non Barrow Hills siblings in this age range. Please fill in the google form if you are interested.

    The courses that we are running this academic year are scheduled as below:-

    Pedals (Year 1-2)

    Date:  9th April Time: 1.15pm-2.15pm

    Level 1 (Year 3–5)

    Date: 9th April Time: 9:15am–12:30pm (inc. a 15 minute break)

    Level 2 (Year 6–8)

    Date: 10th – 12th April Time: 9:30am–12:00pm each day

    There is a charge of £5.00 per child for Pedals (Year 1 -2) £15.00 per child for Level 1 (Year 3 – 5) and £30.00 per child for Level 2 (Year 6 – 8), which will be added to your summer term account. 

    If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Anita Wood on amw@barrowhills.org 

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     With today’s focus on fabulous costumes for World Book Day, the Bacon Buttie stall took £210.45 and the children helping looked amazing! Thank you all for a wonderful effort.  We look forward to seeing everyone next Friday.

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    Reconciliation Service08:30 Monday 19 Mar 201809:00 Monday 19 Mar 2018
    PRISM Block 415:30 Monday 19 Mar 201816:30 Monday 19 Mar 2018
    E-Safety talk for Parents18:45 Monday 19 Mar 201820:00 Monday 19 Mar 2018
    Senior IAPS Hockey National Finals06:30 Tuesday 20 Mar 201819:30 Tuesday 20 Mar 2018
    Exposition08:00 Tuesday 20 Mar 201808:30 Tuesday 20 Mar 2018

    Upcoming Events

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    Date Event
    Monday 19th March Reconciliation Service
    Monday 19th March E-Safety Talk (at King Edward's Witley)
    Tuesday 20th March Year 4 Production
    Wednesday 21st March Dress Rehearsal Pre-Prep Easter Service
    Thursday 22nd March Pre-Prep Easter Service
    Friday 23rd March End of Term Mass
    Friday 23rd March BHCC Easter Egg Decorating
    Friday 23rd March BHCC Cake Sale
    Tuesday 27th March Year 7 Production
    Wednesday 28th March Term ends - noon


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