Weekly Newsletter 11 November

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From the Headmaster

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Dear Parents

It was great to see so many of you on Friday.  It was the best supported Bonfire Night for some years, so thank you to all who attended, to the parents and staff who helped, and in particular to Mrs Barraud and Mr Clarke for all their work in preparing and running the evening.  The fireworks were spectacular!

This week was one of the occasions when the older children were gripped by events in the wider world, namely the election of president Trump.  Many of us have been engaged in conversation by the children about our reaction to the result and our view of the new president.  It is great to see the children’s interest in American politics and their concern about what sort of president Mr Trump will be.

Today, the eleventh day of the eleventh month, is Remembrance Day.  We marked this with an informative and  thoughtful assembly from Form 7G and Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 sang a Remembrance Song beautifully.  We also observed the national two minute silence at 11.00.   The Year 1 and Year 2 children have also created some lovely art and writing on the theme of Remembrance and the symbol of the poppy.

These two events have been a great reminder of how interested and thoughtful the children are about the past and about the present; and how important it is to encourage them to ask questions about both.

BHCC Wine and Cheese Tasting
This takes place this evening in the Refectory, starting at 7.00pm.  There are still tickets available so do come and join us.  

The car park at pickup time
Now that it is getting dark at 4.30pm it is even more important that once you have collected your child from the Lower she or he stays with you until you are in your car.  The risk of an accident when unsupervised children are around moving cars is significant.  Thank you for your support with this.

With best wishes for the weekend

Best wishes

​Mr Skehan



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Pre-Prep Awards

Star of the Week

Reception: Emilia

Year 1: Montgomery, Cleo

Year 2: Dominic, Savannah

Head of Pre-Prep Award

Year 2: Edward L


Bronze Commendations

3R: Theodore D

4G: Ben D, Claudia, Oliver W

4R: Eoin

5G: Alexander S, Fern, Jake 

5R: Emma S

7G: Harvey, Imogen, Samuel R

8R: Honor, Luke, Sam A

Green Commendations

3R: Jackson

5G: Cillian, William M

8G: Lily S-H

8R: Sebastian R

Times Table Badge

4R Theo S


1st team Rugby Captain: Hector

1st team Vice-Captain: Archie W


Congratulations to Sam G (Year 8) and Matthew (Year 7) on being selected for the district football squad within their respective age groups.

Well done to George G (Year 6) for making the football development squad for his age group. 



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      While they were still talking, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  The peace that I give to you the world cannot give.   

      It is that time of year when we are all wearing poppies and thinking of the millions of people, men and women, young and old, who have given their lives over the last century or so in the cause of justice and peace.  I have never been to northern France to see the row upon row of war graves, but I know that, if I did, it would break my heart to see the graves of so many young men, men as young as our gap year students, who went to war and never got back home.  War is mostly brought about due to nations wanting to increase their power and wealth.  There is never going to be peace until people and nations stop competing for power and for wealth, both of which are toxic to us; they cannot give us true peace.  Where does peace begin?  Peace must begin within the hearts of each one of us individually.  If every single human being were to genuinely desire personal peace, world peace could be achieved.  Where does peace come from?  Who can give us peace?  If the world were to look closely at the person of Jesus, there it would find the source of true peace.  Jesus said quite clearly: “Peace I leave you, my peace I give to you.  Not as the world gives peace do I give it to you.”  John 14:27  Even before Jesus himself told us that he was the source of peace, the Prophet Isaiah hundreds of years before Jesus was even born described, in his writings, that there would come a Messiah who would be known as “The Prince of Peace”.  (Is 9:6)  Generation upon generation has failed to bring about world peace.  Are you going to be the generation to do what previous generations have failed to do?  You won’t unless you learn to be at peace with yourself, at peace with God and at peace with everyone around you.  


      The Pope Speaks

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      Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities.  


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      Don't forget, if any contact, medical or dietary needs for your child alter, please inform the school office straight away. Thank you.

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      Upcoming Events

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      Date Event
      Monday 14th November School Exams Year 3 to 7 Maths and English
      Monday 14th November School Exams Year 8 Maths, English and Science
      Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th November School Exams Year 8, all CE 13+ subjects
      Thursday 1st December Year 5 ‘An Evening of Music and Drama’
      Tuesday 6th December  Pre-Prep Nativity - ‘​Silent Night’ (Dress Rehearsal)
      Thursday 8th December Year 8 ‘Snow White, An ABBA Spectacular' 
      Thursday 8th December Pre-Prep Nativity - ‘​Silent Night’
      Thursday 15th December Pre-Prep Christmas Party Day
      Thursday 15th December Carol Service
      Friday 16th December Term Ends (noon)


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