Weekly Newsletter 23 June

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From the Headmaster

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Dear Parents

As I write the children are rehearsing on the outdoor stage for Proms in the Park - Sunday afternoon at 1.00pm. Do come along and enjoy the children’s performances! We enjoyed another wonderful production this week as Year 3 performed Snow White.

The Pre-Prep and Prep Sports Days on Wednesday were a great success. Thanks to our fantastic team of sports staff and their superb organisation everything ran smoothly. It was a real celebration of sport across the age range. Congratulations to all who took part and contributed to their house total. Well done to the medal winners and to the winning house - Kean.

Today the Year 8 children leave for the Ardeche; their final Barrow Hills residential. This is the trip that all the children look forward to. It is a celebration of their friendships and their time at Barrow Hills. Bon voyage Year 8!

Year 7 will also be in France next week, on their residential in Normandy. They will be learning about French culture and language, and about the World War II history of the area. I am sure they will also have lots of fun!

Special thanks to the BHCC

Last Friday the last of the year’s cake sales took place and raised £135.10. This brings the total for the year from these sales to £1,172.50.  This was the last sale to be organised by Rachel Bailey and I would link to thank her for all her time and work in making these regular cake sales such a success.  

Thanks also to Gillian Wilson, who has taken on the responsibility for Bacon Butties on Friday mornings. She wished to present badges to the children who help each week and we did this in last Friday’s assembly. 

And, as ever, thank you to all of the BHCC reps who organised the refreshments at Sports Day and have organised the drinks and barbeque for Proms in the Park.  


As the hot spell is now over the children should come to school in normal uniform on Monday. 

I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday afternoon for the Proms.

With best wishes,



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Pre-Prep Awards

Head of Pre-Prep Award

Kindy: All of Kindy received a Head of Pre-Prep Award

Gold Badge

2G: Edward

Prep Awards

​Silver Commendation

5R: Ben, Joseph, Thomas

​Gold Commendations

3G: Nathaniel

4R: Sarah

8R: Jessica, Lily, Sam

Platimum Commendations

4G: Claudia

7G: Emily, Imogen

Book token for 125 credits

7G: Amy


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      From the Chaplaincy

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      What does the word ‘encourage’ mean?  It means to give someone courage.  Therefore, to be ‘encouraged’ is to have been given courage by someone or something.  Last Sunday, for the first time, I took part in an event which has happened once a year since 1976 and has been going for 41 years.  I cycled, with about 27,000 other cyclists, from Clapham all the way down to Brighton.  It was a 57-mile bike ride along a route which included a lot of nasty hills, Ditchling Beacon being the absolute worst.  The route was lined with people encouraging us along; many were handing out free food and water to keep us going.  I was stunned by the fact that I was doing the bike ride, but even more stunned by the encouragement of complete strangers.  Not only was their verbal encouragement empowering, but also the food and the drink that they were handing out.  Whatever we are doing in life, there will be times when we need encouragement; times when we need others to give us courage.  Yesterday, the Church celebrated the greatest encourager of all time, and the fact that our greatest encourager is still available to us and amongst us.  We celebrated Corpus Christi.  When Jesus knew he was about to die he thought of the many people he had helped, healed and encouraged; he wanted to find a way to always be available to us even now, in the year 2017, to encourage us on our way through life.  On the night before he died he held the Last Supper in which, as you know, he found a way in which his friends and countless people after him through history would be able to make him present amongst us.  At that first meal, bread and wine were transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ.  Even as I speak, we have in our tabernacle the person of Jesus in the form of bread. He is amongst us to say, “Come on, you can do it; you can make the right choices; you can live good and decent lives; you can do the right thing, even if it costs you dear; come on, you need not be afraid; come on, you can do it.”  Not only that, but he actually gives us the nourishment of himself to keep us going and to keep us strong.  Jesus calls upon us all to be generous encouragers of others.  But even more insistently, he invites us all to be encouraged by Him.


      The Pope Speaks

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      “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and out of slavery” Ex 20:20.  God first identifies himself as our God, the God whose loves sets us free from all that enslaves us.  These words show that God’s ‘commands’ are really an invitation to respond with gratitude to his saving love.  If our obedience to God’s law is servile, mere legalism, then, like the ancient Israelites, we should cry out in prayer to be released from that slavery and to enjoy the freedom of God’s beloved children in Christ.  God wants to break every chain that binds us, so that, in loving obedience to his will, we can enjoy true freedom and life in abundance.  


      School Notices

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      Important - Sports Team Photos

      Please place your orders for Sports Team Photos by Monday 26th June.

      Reminder! Music Exams

      ABRSM Music Exams will take place on Wednesday 5th July. Any queries, please contact Mr Wardell. 

      Thank you

      Thank you to Mr Paul Mitchell and Mr Laurie Munn from King Edward's who fixed our squeaky chapel door this week. It is much appreciated by all at Barrow Hills.

      Babysitter available

      Eleanor Jolliffe, an ex-Barrowhillian is free to babysit within the Godalming, Milford, Farncombe and Witley area, references available. Please contact eleanorke2002@gmail.com

      Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

      From 25th January we will be collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers. These can be collected when shopping at a Sainsbury's Local, or online, as well as from larger Sainsbury's supermarkets. There will be a collection point in Pre-Prep. Thank you.

      Hot drinks in Chapel

      Please can parents not bring in their cups of tea and coffee into the Chapel on Friday mornings. Thank you very much.

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      CAR PARK

      Today, with various years away on trips and residentials, the Bacon Buttie stall took a healthy £200 dead. Well done to all you fabulous fund-raisers and thank you for your continued support.

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      BHCC Operational Meeting08:30 Thursday 25 Oct 201809:30 Thursday 25 Oct 2018
      Pre-Prep Birthday Assembly08:40 Thursday 25 Oct 201809:00 Thursday 25 Oct 2018
      Bikeability level 209:30 Tuesday 30 Oct 201812:00 Tuesday 30 Oct 2018
      Bikeability level 209:30 Wednesday 31 Oct 201812:00 Wednesday 31 Oct 2018
      Pre-Prep Birthday Assembly08:40 Thursday 1 Nov 201809:00 Thursday 1 Nov 2018

      Upcoming Events

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      Date Event
      Monday 26th June - Friday 30th June Year 7 Residential to Normandy
      Monday 26th June Dress Rehearsal Pre-Prep Summer Production
      Monday 26th June Parents Transition Meeting Year 4 to Year 5
      Tuesday 27th June Moving Up Information Evening for Year 2 Parents
      Thursday 29th June Ballet Exams
      Thursday 29th June Year 6 Production
      Friday 30th June Pre-Prep Summer Production
      Friday 30th June School Council Ice-Cream Sale
      Friday 30th June Years 3 - 5 Disco
      Saturday 1st July BHCC Summer Party
      Monday 3rd July Blue Blazer and Moving Up Day
      Tuesday 4th July FTM Mass
      Tuesday 4th July Year 8 Hike
      Tuesday 4th July Leavers Cricket and Rounders
      Thursday 6th July Pre-Prep Commendation Presentation
      Friday 7th July EOY / Leavers' Mass
      Friday 7th July 12 Noon End of Term Pre-Prep
      Friday 7th July Prize Giving for Prep Children and Parents


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