Newsletter 26th February 2018

Dear Parents

Sports News

We were proud to host the ESSA County Swimming Gala on Friday at Hart Leisure Centre and I am delighted to report that we won both the Freestyle and the Medley Relay and are therefore through to the Regional Finals to be held in early May! Congratulations to all the swimmers and thank you to all the parents for your support.

Victorian Classroom

Before half term, Form VI were able to experience an afternoon in a Victorian classroom!  They had a thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening afternoon.

Trip to Roald Dahl Museum

Form III and IV had a most enjoyable trip to the Roald Dahl Museum last week and have come back as inspired writers. 

Do have a look at the photos and reports on the website.

Secondary School Results

I am delighted to attach with this Newsletter, results of Form VI’s Entrance Exams.  They have all worked very hard and deserve their successes; they will represent us well when they move on in September.

Nearly New Uniform Shop

Please note the Nearly New Shop will be open on Friday 2nd March 8.30-9.00 am and 3-3.30 pm, instead of at the end of term.

Dates

We have been reluctant thus far to confirm our provisional dates due to some ‘anomalies’ in the dates issued by some of the secondary schools where we have a number of siblings.  We are now going to confirm these dates as attached be please be aware that the Easter holiday is different to Farnborough Hill.

Invoices

Please note the transfer date to our new accounting system has been postponed and all our invoices will be sent out and set out as before.

Lost Property

There are still many unnamed items in the Upper School and I would once again appeal to you to help us by ensuring everything your child brings in to school is named, so if lost, can be returned.  We also have a watch in school which is yet to be claimed.

Book Week and Book Fair

We have lots of exciting events planned for this week which I hope the children tell you about as we progress through the week.   We have one willing volunteer to help with the Book Fair but would welcome more help if anyone is able to offer some time.

A much anticipated event is our biennial Book Week Assembly where we invite the children to come to Assembly dressed as their favourite book character. I have already heard some of the children discussing costumes but sadly can’t say the same for the teachers.

Form K will also be having a "Stories in Pyjamas" day on  Friday and we will be repeating our very successful DEAR – Drop Everything and Read - event.

We are hoping to raise some funds for Liliana and Anayah Peart’s school library in Bolivia this week, which was destroyed in some floods back in January.

To this end we will be selling bags of stationery items and gifts for £1 during the week. Three of the bags will contain a ‘Grey House School’ lucky golden ticket which will allow the winner to choose a free book from the Book Fair so please bring in an extra pound or two for this worthwhile cause.

A leaflet will be sent home later this week with some details about the books on sale

The children will all be given the opportunity to ‘visit’ the fair during the day on Wednesday and Thursday with their Form Teachers; this is just to look at the books and peruse the selection on offer.

The Fair will be open for the purchase of books at these times: 

Wednesday                 8-9.30 am                    Parents/Carers & Children (children until 9.00 am)

Thursday                     8-9.30 am                    Parents/Carers & Children (children until 9.00 am)

                                    2.30 – 3 pm                 Parents/Carers only

                                    3 – 3.30 pm                 Lower School Parents/Carers + children; please collect your children from their classrooms early if you would like to do so

Friday                          8-9.00 am                    Parents/Carers & Children (children until 9.00 am)

                                    2.30 – 3 pm                 Parents/Carers only

                                    3 – 3.30 pm                 Lower School Parents/Carers + children; please collect your children from their classrooms early if you would like to do so

                                    3.30 – 4.30 pm            Upper School Parents/Carers + children

 

Click & Collect and Phone Payment.

This year we are again using the Travelling Book Company and there are one or two different ways to order and pay for books.

1)      Before the Fair, pre-order your books by Click & Collect at www.travellingbooks.co.uk

2)      Again in advance, buy Book Vouchers online to use at the Fair giving you an extra 20%

3)      Pay by phone at the Book Fair (phone payment slips available at the Book Fair).

4)      By cash and cheque as usual on the day you visit. This is our preferred method of payment as they may be unable to supply us with a credit card machine this year.

5)      If you are unable to attend, you may send cash in to school with your child but it must be in a named, sealed envelope/purse please and should be handed to the Form Teacher for safe keeping.

Do visit www.travellingbooks.co.uk for more information.

 

Please note that as only a limited number of each title of book is supplied we are unable to ‘sell’ the last copy.  Orders can be taken for most books and will be delivered within a few days. 

NB.  Before School Care will be in the Science Room (the ‘old’ kitchen) in the Upper School on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   On Thursday and Friday, Prep will take place in Form VI.

From the Scouts

I am writing on behalf of 4th Bramshill Scout group based in Hartley Wintney.   We are currently fund raising for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to support the activities they do and now have a Hart Lottery page.  

As some of your students either already are or will be involved in joining this youth organisation I was hoping you would be able to help us promote this fundraising activity.  See the poster displayed at School or visit www.HartLottery.co.uk and look for 4th Bramshill.

Community News

Hartley Wintney Great British Spring Clean - Saturday 3 March, 10am-12pm

Help clean up Hartley Wintney! The event will extend from the Central Commons through to Phoenix Green. Everybody is welcome and all litter picking equipment will be provided. If you would like a free bacon sandwich and hot drink at the Wagon and Horses pub afterwards, please register your interest by emailing countryside@hart.gov.uk.

Weather this week

Please keep an eye on the website and look out for texts or emails this week regarding the weather.  I anticipate school will be open as usual.  If you think you are going to be delayed coming to school you do not need to phone but do email to confirm if your child is going to be absent for the whole day.

Children must have a school coat this week otherwise they will not be allowed out to play.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Allen

 

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Announcements

 

It is with great sadness that we announce that the decision has been made to close The Grey House School and Nursery in December 2018. We would like to thank everyone who has supported the school over the 69 years it has been in existence, for their support and hope that your  memories are happpy ones.


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