We seem to be in a reasonably quiet period in terms of additional activities but I am pleased to report there is plenty of good work going on in and around the classrooms.
This quiet period will not last long and as I turn the pages of the diary, there is plenty to look forward to in the weeks ahead.
Secondary Schools Entrance Exam Results
We are still awaiting a couple of results and I look forward to sharing the children’s success with you shortly.
Another exciting job opportunity for someone who is able to spare just a little of their time before school on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March, both before and after school. Do let me or Mrs Barraclough know if you are interested.
Our recent fixtures have proved to be very exciting with some great results.
The first fixture of this term involved swimmers from Forms III and IV, swimming against Barfield School. For the majority of swimmers, this was their first ever swimming gala and all swimmers represented the School with enthusiasm. Our Under 9 team put up some strong performances and finished in second place to Barfield. Our Under 8 team swam their socks off and managed to win the Under 8 competition. Well done to all the swimmers, especially those who experienced a gala for the first time!
Form III Form IV
Kaitlyn William C
Charlie M Charlie
Charlie Berwick Kyan
Millie S Thomas
At the same time as this gala, we had a group of Form 6 children taking part in a Challenge Match against some of Barfield’s Year 7 & 8 children. Our team coped well with the mix of events including aero-ball, a log run and a command task. With Barfield’s age and experience, they took the win this time, but our team had a great afternoon.
George W Katherine
Alex J Emily
Alex A Lauren
Our girls swimming team travelled back to Barfield School where the Under 11 girls managed to win the gala in the final race of the day. The Under 9 girls all swam really well, and all performed to the best of their ability. Special well done must go to the 2 girls from Form II. Well done to all the girls!
Under 9 Under 11
On the same afternoon, we took a team of Under 9 and Under 11 boys to play tag rugby. The Under 9s played to a very good level, considering they haven’t had much match practise. T hey won a game, drew a game and lost a game, so all in all it was honours even.
The Under 11s however, proved to be too powerful for our opposition and won all 3 of their games. We saw some great tries and team work along the way, with great performances from all of the boys.
Under 11 Under 9
George W Theo A
Jude William C
Alex J David
Alex A Joshua
Hart Road Runners Cross-Country Series – Race 3.
Another good turn out from The Grey House at this event, especially good to see some of our younger athletes joining in. As always, the Lord Wandsworth track was challenging but all the runners stuck in and gave it their best on the day. Well done to all the runners!
A reminder that a full term’s notice is required for Music Lessons; a half-term’s notice is required for Speech & Drama, Chess and Ballet.
New start times
The new early start of the school day is going well but there are a few pupils who have not been in school for 8.45 am so just a reminder to you all that this is the start of the school day.
Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 6th February
As part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding children, we would draw your attention to the following:
A copy of Digital Parenting magazine is available for you pick up in the Upper School; there is useful information and interesting articles to read.
Below is a link to an Ofsted webinar which also provides food for thought.
I would like to add my thanks to those of Mrs Lewis and to also thank her for organising the evening.
Hartley Wintney Fire Station
We are pleased to share with you the information below and would add that James, one of our gardeners, is an ex-firefighter and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
My name is David Bartlett and I serve our community as the Officer in Charge of our village Fire Station.
Hartley Wintney Fire Station is covered by a team of on-call, firefighters.
We are in urgent need of new firefighters to join our team who could provide day time on-call cover during the working week.
On-call fire firefighters respond to the Fire Station from home or their place of work on receipt of an emergency where they crew the fire engine and respond to the incident.
I apologise for this blanket email approach, but I am really keen to get our message of need out across our community.
To be clear, if the Hartley Wintney fire engine is unavailable to respond to an incident due to crew shortages, the next nearest fire engine will be sent. This may result in a delay in attending.
We have a very flexible approach to the amount of time that could be offered and would be happy to discuss any offers or permutations. On-call firefighters are paid for the services they give.
I would be very grateful if you could help spread our recruitment message by forwarding and sharing this information to your various organisations, clubs, memberships and subscription groups.
Having been born and raised in our wonderful village, I feel very passionately about the community in which I live and serve.
Your support in helping us to resolve our current crewing shortage, allowing Hartley Wintney Fire Station to provide continuous emergency cover to our community, is much appreciated.
Please feel free to contact if you think you may be able to help.
With kind regards and in service to our community,
Watch Manager, Station 08 Hartley Wintney.
Tel: 02380 644000
I hope you have an enjoyable half-term; the mornings and evenings are getting lighter and Spring can’t be far away.
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